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First Look: ‘The Rock’ as Roadblock in ‘G.I. Joe 2’

Say what you will about a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but you can’t knock Paramount for casting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The wrestler-turned-action-star began filming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation today and tweeted an image of himself all strapped-up as Roadblock.

It might just be this scene, but it’s almost refreshing to see that the “modern” sleek black costumes from the first film have been put aside. Camouflage doesn’t have to be lame, folks. Anyway, Johnson clearly sports Roadblock’s bulk utility vest, but that’s all I can tell from the character based on my Googling. Presumably, all anyone cares is that The Rock kicks some ass in this movie.

G.I. Joe 2: Retalilation is being directed by Jon Chu from a script written by Zombieland duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Johnson co-stars with RZA as the Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Walton Goggins and returning cast members Channing Tatum, Ray Park and Byung Hun-lee. There’s also a chance that Bruce Willis plays the original “G.I. Joe” Colton.

“Retaliation” comes out next year on June 29.

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