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Ray Stevenson knows the other half of the battle as villain Firefly in G.I. Joe 2

Jul. 9, 2011by:

Ray Stevenson has been busy lately playing all sorts of heroes, villains and rogues in movies like THOR, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, THE BOOK OF ELI, THE OTHER GUYS and KILL THE IRISHMAN.

He'll go back to the baddies as Cobra saboteur Firefly in G.I. JOE 2 (which may or may not carry a subtitle of COBRA STRIKES). The character is a mercenary and demolitions expert with ties to the ninja clan that produced Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

Those two Arashikage rivals (played again by Ray Park and the awesome Byung-hun Lee) are coming back with hero Channing Tatum, but otherwise the sequel seems to be scrapping the entire original cast (no Rachel Nichols? BOOOOO) and sifting through the comics, cartoon and toy line for suitable replacements.

New director Jon M. Chu (STEP UP 2 & 3D, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER) is also bringing in Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Elodie Yung as Jinx, and The RZA as ninja mentor Blind Master. Still more Joes should be filling out the ranks soon.

And on the opposing side, we can probably expect some incarnation of Cobra Commander but so far we haven't heard a peep about Baroness or Destro, so it will be interesting to see exactly how much of the first movie's story flows into the sequel, due in August 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone remember G.I. Joe Action Stars Cereal?
Source: Heat Vision

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3:28PM on 07/10/2011

No Rachel Nichols???

Then why would I watch it?
Then why would I watch it?
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3:04PM on 07/10/2011
I really enjoyed the first one, for the silly over-the-actioner it was. Everything about this sequels seems wrong though, despite the fact that Stevenson is badass.
I really enjoyed the first one, for the silly over-the-actioner it was. Everything about this sequels seems wrong though, despite the fact that Stevenson is badass.
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2:49PM on 07/10/2011

Tidbit

Yep
Yep
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7:50PM on 07/09/2011

Look, I love's me some Ray...

... but isn't Firefly Korean? What's with all the race-bending?
... but isn't Firefly Korean? What's with all the race-bending?
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9:33PM on 07/10/2011
no he wasn't. you simply made that up and are criticizing the filmmakers for your own fantasy.
no he wasn't. you simply made that up and are criticizing the filmmakers for your own fantasy.
12:46AM on 07/11/2011
Um... I'll cop to being mistaken but I didn't make it up. I thought I remembered a comic special that ran down stats and backgrounds of characters and that Firefly was listed as Korean. If I'm wrong I'm wrong. Though your response leaves me with a question:Do you have Asperger's syndrome or just have English as a second language? Just curious.
Um... I'll cop to being mistaken but I didn't make it up. I thought I remembered a comic special that ran down stats and backgrounds of characters and that Firefly was listed as Korean. If I'm wrong I'm wrong. Though your response leaves me with a question:Do you have Asperger's syndrome or just have English as a second language? Just curious.
4:57PM on 07/09/2011
Firefly is sick and Stevenson is dope so this news is quite sickdope!
Firefly is sick and Stevenson is dope so this news is quite sickdope!
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3:51PM on 07/09/2011
'Jon M. Chu (STEP UP 2 & 3D, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER)' ..hahaha, I'm sure this will turn out great! :D
'Jon M. Chu (STEP UP 2 & 3D, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER)' ..hahaha, I'm sure this will turn out great! :D
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2:22PM on 07/09/2011

Titus Pullo FTW!

He's the only reason I might get excited about this flick. Not a Channing Tatum fan and didn't particularly like the first movie.
He's the only reason I might get excited about this flick. Not a Channing Tatum fan and didn't particularly like the first movie.
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1:51PM on 07/09/2011
uh, WP-DFA, that was already posted a few days ago.
uh, WP-DFA, that was already posted a few days ago.
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7:04PM on 07/10/2011
where? link?
where? link?
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1:43PM on 07/09/2011

I made a comment about 4-5 days ago

in one of the Dark of the Moon articles saying "btw I wonder how long it will take for JoBlo to post the news that the studio is in talks with Bruce Willis to play the 'original Joe' in GI Joe 2"

obviously, the timer is still ticking. COME ON GUYS how could you miss that?

And don't say it's just because its not official yet, you post non-official items and rumours all the time...

as for Stevenson, cool but I'm just not a fan of the guy. I loved Beowulf but thought he sucked in the
in one of the Dark of the Moon articles saying "btw I wonder how long it will take for JoBlo to post the news that the studio is in talks with Bruce Willis to play the 'original Joe' in GI Joe 2"

obviously, the timer is still ticking. COME ON GUYS how could you miss that?

And don't say it's just because its not official yet, you post non-official items and rumours all the time...

as for Stevenson, cool but I'm just not a fan of the guy. I loved Beowulf but thought he sucked in the Punisher: War Zone and never found him all that great in anything else... so I'm meh on this news
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4:41PM on 07/09/2011
There's an email address to send scoops to; unless your goal isn't alerting the site, and it's just making yourself feel good by trying to point out what it missed. Also - see Petey's comment.
There's an email address to send scoops to; unless your goal isn't alerting the site, and it's just making yourself feel good by trying to point out what it missed. Also - see Petey's comment.
7:05PM on 07/10/2011
oh shit really? where? what is it?
oh shit really? where? what is it?
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1:16PM on 07/09/2011
Tatum's the main thing I disliked about the mostly fun first flick... and he's the only thing they're bringing back... why not bring back everyone else (presuming the split isn't on their end) and get a new lead? Oh, well. I'll still see this... cautiously...
Tatum's the main thing I disliked about the mostly fun first flick... and he's the only thing they're bringing back... why not bring back everyone else (presuming the split isn't on their end) and get a new lead? Oh, well. I'll still see this... cautiously...
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11:40AM on 07/09/2011
Don't care about GI Joe but Im happy this guy is getting work! Awesome actor.
Don't care about GI Joe but Im happy this guy is getting work! Awesome actor.
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11:21AM on 07/09/2011
Please get rid of Channing Tatum. Please?
Please get rid of Channing Tatum. Please?
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