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'G.I. Joe 2' Wants Dwayne Johnson; Channing Tatum Will Probably Return

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Jun 06, 2011 | 10:27am EDT

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson pretty much looks like a life-size G.I. Joe toy, so Deadline's report that the actor is currently in talks to join G.I. Joe 2 is about as surprising as the fact that it's hot outside in the summer. In other totally unsurprising but related news: it looks like Channing Tatum will return for the second installment as well.

Currently, the sequel is being overhauled by director Jon M. Chu who is, yep, the guy who made that Justin Bieber: Never Say Never movie; but hey, considering how terrible G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was, why not give the guy a chance? What's he gonna do, stain the franchise with a ridiculous, over-the-top, sensory overloading, plotless, pile of garbage? I mean, c'mon, after Cobra, the G.I. Joe franchise has nowhere to go but up. They might as well just make it a movie of Justin Bieber playing with G.I. Joe's on the living room floor with Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. Why not?

Source: Deadline

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