Well, as if it wasn’t clear that the G.I. Joe sequel was going to delve further into Snake Eyes’ past, it is pretty clear now.
Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision site is reporting that D.J. Cotrona will be joining the G.I. Joe team in the sequel starring as famous G.I. Joe Warrant Office Flint! Fans of Detroit 187 (such as myself) will recognize Cotrona as Detective John Stone. He certainly has the look, and he seemed like a good actor in what I saw of him during Detroit 187 (which incidently I think was one of the most underrated television shows in a long while).
In the same article, they mention rapper-turned-actor RZA is also in talks to join the G.I. Joe motion picture sequel as the “Blind Master”, who was Jinx’s chief martial arts instructor from the Arashikage Clan. The Blind Master is a pretty random name to pick out of a hat, so it certainly seems as if there may be something to this. So what we have so far in the roster (if these rumors come true) are:
- Duke (Channing Tatum)
- Roadblock (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)
- Flint (DJ Cotrona)
- Snake Eyes (Ray Park)
- Jinx (Elodie Yung)
Certainly a pretty eclectic group. Having Flint there would also make an appearance by Lady Jaye pretty likely as well. Very interesting. Really looking forward to starting to hear a bit more about who might be on the Cobra side of the roster. Time will tell.