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Adrianne Palicki joins GI Joe 2 as Lady Jaye

Jul. 1, 2011by: Mike Sampson

GI JOE 2 (which, for the record, is NOT subtitled COBRA STRIKES), continues to line up an all new cast for the sequel bringing aboard "Friday Night Lights" star (and aspiring Wonder Woman) Adrianne Palicki to star as the female lead, Lady Jaye. Palicki joins the returning Channing Tatum as well as new additions Dwayne Johnson and RZA.

Where exactly the sequel takes this new gang of JOEs remains to be seen but we do know they'll be battling a new villain (Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be returning to play Cobra Commander though Destro could make another appearance) and the plot will involve the original GI Joe, Joe Colton. Paramount was at one time zeroing in on Bruce Willis for that part but is now expanding to a number of other A-listers to fill that supporting but crucial part.

As for Lady Jaye, she's the covert operations specialist for the JOE squad. She's also a distinguished undercover operative but who knows whether they'll make use of that in the movie.

Jon Chu, who rocketed to quasi-fame in Hollywood for his work on NEVER SAY NEVER, the Justin Bieber concert movie, is directing the film from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZOMBIELAND).

Source: Deadline

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12:56PM on 07/01/2011
Isn't that Kelly Carlson?
Isn't that Kelly Carlson?
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1:23PM on 07/01/2011
Yes it is. That particular pic is Kelly from Stuff Magazine.
Yes it is. That particular pic is Kelly from Stuff Magazine.
1:11PM on 07/01/2011

Hmmm.

I like Adrianne, but with the current director and lack of Rachel Nichols, I'm showing very little interest until I see a trailer.
I like Adrianne, but with the current director and lack of Rachel Nichols, I'm showing very little interest until I see a trailer.
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1:25PM on 07/01/2011
I enjoyed the original. It was the sort of silly fun I wanted from a 'based on a toy line' film, but damn, this sequel will be two years too late, and scrapping a lot of the original cast is a dumb move.
I enjoyed the original. It was the sort of silly fun I wanted from a 'based on a toy line' film, but damn, this sequel will be two years too late, and scrapping a lot of the original cast is a dumb move.
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2:13PM on 07/01/2011
I actually thought the first GI Joe was all kinds of fun, ridiculous and expertly set up a franchise, but I agree with everyone else that scrapping a majority of the cast was a bad call and takes away any excitement or interest I may have had in GI Joe 2. This poor Adrianne Palicki woman just continues to be cast in things I have no desire to watch.
I actually thought the first GI Joe was all kinds of fun, ridiculous and expertly set up a franchise, but I agree with everyone else that scrapping a majority of the cast was a bad call and takes away any excitement or interest I may have had in GI Joe 2. This poor Adrianne Palicki woman just continues to be cast in things I have no desire to watch.
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2:16PM on 07/01/2011
It keeps sounding like they're trying now, but nothing at this point will change the fact that it's being directed by the guy who did the Justin Bieber movie.
It keeps sounding like they're trying now, but nothing at this point will change the fact that it's being directed by the guy who did the Justin Bieber movie.
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3:22PM on 07/01/2011
Hopefully they don't cancel G.I. JOE 2 as well! oh! too soon?
Hopefully they don't cancel G.I. JOE 2 as well! oh! too soon?
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3:37PM on 07/01/2011
I like the idea of bringing in the original 'Joe'. Just as long as his action figure isn't Barbie sized, and is more....well, GI Joe sized... ;P
I like the idea of bringing in the original 'Joe'. Just as long as his action figure isn't Barbie sized, and is more....well, GI Joe sized... ;P
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4:19PM on 07/01/2011
Does anyone know if this director has done anything else? I cannot believe that they'd bring in the guy whose sole directing credit is Justin Bieber's movie... And what suit at the studio decided that going from Justin Bieber to friggin' GI Joe made sense?!
Does anyone know if this director has done anything else? I cannot believe that they'd bring in the guy whose sole directing credit is Justin Bieber's movie... And what suit at the studio decided that going from Justin Bieber to friggin' GI Joe made sense?!
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6:06PM on 07/01/2011
I believe he did some of the Step Up movies as well, but that too is dancing and music just like Bieber so that still doesn't convince me he's right for this. Although The Rock can be cool to see in this, his presence is cancelled out by Rachel Nichols absence IMO
I believe he did some of the Step Up movies as well, but that too is dancing and music just like Bieber so that still doesn't convince me he's right for this. Although The Rock can be cool to see in this, his presence is cancelled out by Rachel Nichols absence IMO
5:03PM on 07/01/2011
So there's an actual guy named Joe? Good thing he wasn't named Ralph.
So there's an actual guy named Joe? Good thing he wasn't named Ralph.
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7:35PM on 07/01/2011

Hypocrites.

The dude who directed the freakin' FAME remake created the new Mortal Kombat webseries. Everyone starts somewhere. Don't be so discouraged at this news just because nobody's willing to give YOU a chance in your life.
The dude who directed the freakin' FAME remake created the new Mortal Kombat webseries. Everyone starts somewhere. Don't be so discouraged at this news just because nobody's willing to give YOU a chance in your life.
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9:21PM on 07/01/2011
Could care less about this movie since Step Up douche is directing, but man what a major fail, thats Kelly Carlson AKA Kimber from Nip/Tuck.
Could care less about this movie since Step Up douche is directing, but man what a major fail, thats Kelly Carlson AKA Kimber from Nip/Tuck.
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1:25PM on 07/02/2011
Why is there a pic of Kelly Carlson in this article?
Why is there a pic of Kelly Carlson in this article?
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8:40PM on 07/03/2011

BAD

G.I. Joe may be the worst of all the anime series adaptations to the big screen. Perhaps that's because it was mostly character driven than any of the others. It's certainly much easier with a Transformers, or Voltron with technology, to transform the creatures to film. G.I. Joe would have been better off using all CGI, instead of Live Action.....I just don't think it carried over well from the animated series to the big screen as a child who grew up on it, along with Voltron and
G.I. Joe may be the worst of all the anime series adaptations to the big screen. Perhaps that's because it was mostly character driven than any of the others. It's certainly much easier with a Transformers, or Voltron with technology, to transform the creatures to film. G.I. Joe would have been better off using all CGI, instead of Live Action.....I just don't think it carried over well from the animated series to the big screen as a child who grew up on it, along with Voltron and Transformers and He-Man and all those...
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9:05PM on 07/03/2011
Um... What the hell are you talking about? G.I. Joe wasn't anime. It's American-made. And no, G.I. Joe is straight up military pr0n for gearheads, which happens to have a lot of action and strong characterization, despite how over-the-top it is. The movie was a little weak, but done right, it can translate well into a live-action movie.
Um... What the hell are you talking about? G.I. Joe wasn't anime. It's American-made. And no, G.I. Joe is straight up military pr0n for gearheads, which happens to have a lot of action and strong characterization, despite how over-the-top it is. The movie was a little weak, but done right, it can translate well into a live-action movie.
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