If the casting of Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation last month wasn’t enough, Paramount are now in talks with another action star to join the film.
According to Heat Vision, if the deal works out, Bruce Willis will play General Joe Colton, the man who in the 1980s comic books starts the G.I. Joe strike team, called the ultimate freedom fighting force, and got the handle G.I. Joe.
Willis will join a cast that already includes Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson (villain Firefly), Adrianne Palicki, Lee Byung-hun, D.J. Cotrona, and Ray Park.
Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the script for the sequel, and Jon M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 3D) will be in the directors chair when filming begins later this month. Paramount have set the release date for June 29, 2012, a slot previously held by Star Trek 2 until it became clear it wouldn’t make that date.