Movie2k Movies – GI Joe: Retaliation Synopsis
GI Joe: Retaliation is an upcoming 2012 action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises. It is a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It is set for a June 29, 2012 release in North America.
The film was written by Zombieland writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. G.I. Joe: Retaliation features an ensemble cast, starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce and Lee Byung-hun reprising their roles from the first film.
Movie2k Movies – GI Joe: Retaliation Plot
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe characters, the film is scheduled to be released on June 29,2012.
Movie2k Movies – GI Joe: Retaliation Cast
- Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock
- Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton
- Channing Tatum as Duke
- Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye
- Ray Park as Snake Eyes
- Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow
- Ray Stevenson as Firefly
- RZA as Blind Master
- Arnold Vosloo as Zartan
- D.J. Cotrona as Flint
- Elodie Yung as Jinx
- Eddie Hargitay as Tunnel Rat
- Joseph Mazzello as Mouse
- Jonathan Pryce as The President of the United States
- Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James
Movie2k Movies – GI Joe: Retaliation Production Notes
In January 2010, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Zombieland, were hired to write the script for the sequel. The movie was originally thought to be titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes, which was later denied by Reese. Stephen Sommers was originally going to return as director of the sequel, but Paramount Pictures announced in February 2011 that Jon Chu will direct the sequel, which is slated for release on June 29, 2012. In July 2011, the sequel’s name was revealed to be G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
In January 2011, it was confirmed that Lee Byung-hun will reprise his role as Storm Shadow in the sequel. Channing Tatum and Ray Park are also returning to the film as Duke and Snake Eyes, respectively. Rachel Nichols, the actress who played Scarlett in the first film, said that most cast members will not be returning, except for the three aforementioned actors. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also confirmed that he will not be returning as Cobra Commander in the sequel.
In June 2011, Dwayne Johnson was cast as Roadblock, D.J. Cotrona and rapper RZA were cast as Flint and Blind Master respectively, while Elodie Yung was in talks for the role of Jinx. In July 2011, Adrianne Palicki was confirmed for the lead female role of Lady Jaye, and Ray Stevenson was confirmed to portray the villain Firefly. Arnold Vosloo also confirmed that he would reprise his role of Zartan, and Joseph Mazzello was confirmed to play Mouse. In August 2011, Walton Goggins was added as Warden Nigel James, and it was confirmed that Bruce Willis was cast to star in the film as the original G.I. Joe.
Dwayne Johnson’s first leading role as an actor was in The Scorpion King in 2002. A role that earned him the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million. He has since appeared in several blockbuster movies such as The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, and most recently Fast Five starring opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
Bruce Willis began his career in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005), and Red (2010)
Channing Tatum made his feature film debut in the sports drama, Coach Carter (2005), and had a supporting role in She’s the Man (2006), before landing a leading role in Step Up (2006). He has also appeared in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles in films such as Fighting (2009), Public Enemies (2009), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and Dear John (2010)
Adrianne Palicki is best known for her role as Tyra Collette on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
Ray Park is best known for playing the physical part of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Toad in X-Men, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Edgar on Heroes.
Ray Stevenson is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome (2005–2007), and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur (2004) and as Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone (2008) and The Super Hero Squad Show. Stevenson recently appeared as Volstagg in Thor, based on the Marvel Comics character.
- Adrianne Palicki
- Arnold Vosloo
- Blind Master
- Brian Goldner
- Byung Hun Lee
- Channing Tatum
- D J Cotrona
- Eddie Hargitay
- Elodie Yung
- Jonathan Pryce
- Joseph Mazzello
- Lady Jaye
- Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
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- Nigel James
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- Ray Stevenson
- Rhett Reese
- Shadow Ray
- Snake Eyes
- Walton Goggins