Dwayne Johnson Tweets First Photo from G.I. Joe 2 Set; Walton Goggins Joins Cast
08.16.11 by Ryan
Paramount's G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation has officially started production today under the direction of Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 3D), and who better than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Tweet the first set photo? Johnson added a brief message with the photo, which depicts the wrestler-turned-actor in costume as heavy machine gunner and aspiring chef Roadblock.
1st day of shooting. 110 degrees. Bring It.
It wasn't the first time Johnson had Tweeted photos of himself in relation to the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra — Johnson has also Tweeted a close-up shot of himself brandishing his heavy artillery weapon, and another of himself and Chu holding machine guns.
Armed with a script from Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Chu has been slowly adding cast members over the summer and the latest addition is Walton Goggins (Predators, Cowboys and Aliens, FX's Justified).
Variety reports that Goggins will play Warden Nigel James, which is not a codename for a member of the G.I. Joe team, but likely the warden of a prison that somehow fits into the plot of the movie. No other character details were given.
Goggins joins a cast that includes Rise of the Cobra actors Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, and Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow, as well as newcomers Ray Stevenson as the mercenary Firefly, Elodie Yung (District 13: Ultimatum) as Jinx, D.J. Cotrona as the beret-wearing Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye and, the recently cast Bruce Willis as the original G.I. Joe, General Joe Colton.