CATEGORIES Movie NewsBack in the day, G.I Joe was a synonym for a grunt, a soldier, a general infantryman who was faceless and nameless yet fought back the Axis powers in World War II; it later was used in the title of a 1945 film about famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle ('The Story of G.I. Joe'). Now of course, it refers to the 1960s Hasbro faceless, nameless toys as well as comic books and cartoons and, of course, the recent big-screen 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.' But G.I Joe is about to get a face.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruce Willis is in talks to join the cast of Paramount's 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation,' and his role would be that of the original Joe. If the deal clicks, Willis would play General Joe Colton, the man who in 1980s comic books starts the G.I. Joe strike team, called the ultimate freedom fighting force, and got the handle G.I. Joe.
The new 'G.I. Joe' is being directed by Jon M. Chu, stars Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA, and is scheduled to be released on June 29, 2012
We can't think of a better face to take on the visage of G.I. Joe. Can you?