Dwayne Johnson Joining ‘G.I Joe: Cobra Strikes’ As Roadblock
The ‘Fast Five’ star is taking over another action franchise.
With the success of ‘Fast Five’ and how much Dwayne Johnson’s badass role was appreciated, it was expected for him to get a lot more leading offers all of a sudden. And the first of this is joining a sequel to a toy adaptation.
Variety reports that Johnson is in talks to join the sequel to ‘G.I Joe’ now titled ‘G.I Joe: Cobra Strikes’ as Roadblock. The film is directed by ‘Step Up 2′s John Chu and has most of the original cast not returning.
Within the heart of a man lies the desire to become a gourmet chef. You wouldn’t know that by looking at Roadblock. With his size and brawn, he can carry a .50 Browning machine gun with accompanying 50 lbs. ammo and still endure the powerful recoils. That fact alone is enough to scare the enemy. In actuality, he’s one of the most amiable members of the Joe Team and a great source of camaraderie. Aside from his impressive strength, he could take your K-rations and whip up something more appetizing. Roadblock was setting to go to France’s Escoffier School by working as a bouncer until a recruiter convinced him the Army can train him just as well. He was appalled by the menu and preparation techniques in the Army kitchen that he requested a transfer. And that is how Roadblock got into infantry.
Sounds perfect for the guy and it’s great to see him entering action again. Too bad we still have to endure ‘Journey 2 The Mysterious Island’ first.