Bruce Willis Is G.I. Joe [Video]
There’s only one man who can save the world from the evil Cobras. Luckily for Paramount, he’s also the only one he can rescue the G.I. Joe franchise. Bruce Willis will be stepping into the shoes of the legendary Joe Colton this Summer in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
The new G.I. Joe loses Joseph Gordon-Levitt but gains Bruce Willis and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson said that he was beyond excited to join the “G.I. Joe” team and has been “working his ass off” to become Roadblock.
Johnson told Contact Music:
“I trained my ass off for this role. I wanted to become Roadblock, wanted to pay homage to the mythology of G.I. Joe, and not only that but then pay honor and respect to our military in a real way where it’s gritty and rooted and grounded and boots to the ground… We wanted to pay homage to and elevate the fantastical side of G.I. Joe with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and the incredible ninjas that we have.”
The first movie was panned by critics but director John Chu said that Willis brings the new movie to another level.
Chu told Comic Book Resources:
“He exudes the tone of the movie because he’s so cool and he’s so that guy but at the same time doesn’t take himself too seriously. He just gives you that little wink, or whenever he says one line you just get it…. (With) Bruce, (Johnson) and then the brand, G.I. Joe, they all just up the ante. No matter what I do in the movie, it already has a specific tone.”
Here’s the trailer for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
Do you think Bruce Willis will be able to save “G.I. Joe?”