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'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation' (not to be confused with Dane Cook's 'Retaliation') is one of the more curious films currently in production. Only three characters are returning from the first film, so is this a direct sequel? Is it a reboot? I'm so confused! But I'm also strangely intrigued. And now here's this: A picture of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, standing on some sand. OK, maybe this picture on its own isn't too exciting. The Rock plays a character named Roadblock -- when you think about it, those are two very interchangeable names. It's like saying that an actor whose real name is Pete is playing a character named Gene. What's the difference?
Who is Roadblock?, you probably aren't asking. Roadblock is a very popular member of G.I. Joe who, in the '80s cartoon series, used to speak in rhymes for no discernable reason. Will The Rock's version of Roadblock rhyme? "Here I am standing in some sand, I really hope the roles I'm offered start to expand," he might have been saying right before he Tweeted this photo. Or, maybe he's about to save a couple of kids from a horrible death by preventing them from playing with a recently downed power line? We will have to wait until June 29, 2012, to find out for sure.