'GI Joe: Retaliation' Plot And Character Details *SPOILERS!* (UPDATE)

by Outsiders
August 11, 2011
UPDATE: G.I.Joe 2 writer Rhett Resse posted on Twitter this morning that many of the names listed below are not accurate.

The new article circulating about GI Joe plot/characters is far, far, far off.

No idea which names or how many are off though.

Actor Ryan Hansen has also tweeted that he is headed to New Orleans to join the cast for G.I.Joe 2.

Headed to New Orleans to become a freaking G.I. Joe! #childhoodfantasycomingtrue

No word on which character he will be playing in the movie. Hansen has has many minor roles in television shows over the years including on shows such as Veronica Mars and an appearance in Power Rangers Wild Force as one of the pilots.

What we know so far about the new "G.I. Joe" movie is that the script was written by the "Zombieland" team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and it's being directed by Jon M. Chu.

We also know that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be playing Roadblock, Channing Tatum is back as Duke, and Ray Park is back as Snake Eyes. Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow and there are rumors Bruce Willis will play the original G.I. Joe, General Joe Colton. So now the new stuff...


io9 was able to get information about the casting calls for the movie and this information may change during the final script and filming but characters for the movie include:

Several new Joes:

Walker - Walker is the wise-cracker of the bunch, who's always making jokes about other guys' moms.

Brock - Brock is from the 'hood and he listens to a lot of Cypress Hill on his boombox while looking at pictures of his eight-year-old twin girls. (When he takes the picture out of a Ziploc bag, Walker hopes he's bringing out some of his famous pistachio cheese balls.)

Robyn - Robyn is a gun-loving weapons expert, who talks lovingly about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle. (Which prompts Walker to say that he loves "girls with guns.")

At one point, when Robyn, Brock and another Joe named Sam are on the run, they take refuge in Brock's old neighborhood, where one of the homies, a tattooed stone-cold badass named Stacks, promises to help him any way he can. Stacks and Brock are like brothers from another mother, and Stacks tells Brock they can hide out in the old rec center. He can even hook Brock up with a new set of wheels, which are pimped out but "on the low." (The joke is that the wheels are clearly not on the low, because they're too fancy and loud.)

Mouse - Newest recruit on the team played by Joseph Mazzello. He's a Southern boy, "18 going on 11." He's got no real combat experience, but he's played a lot of Call of Duty. And when he goes up against one of the top Joes in a test to see who can pull a hand grenade out of a big pool out of water with their teeth, Mouse wins. He raises his arms in victory, and spits out the grenade, saying "Bang." The crowd of soldiers watching this goes nuts.

The Young Storm Shadow - Looks like we'll be getting some flashbacks to the childhoods of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Blind Master (played by RZA!) talks to Storm Shadow about his early mistakes in voice-over, while we watch the young Storm Shadow fleeing the Dojo. Blind Master asks who had the most to gain from driving Storm Shadow from the Dojo: the rival who drove Storm away, or the "man into whose arms you were chased." We see that Storm Shadow took refuge with a "burly peasant" who gave him a blanket and cooked for him by a fire. And later, we see the burly peasant, who's really a super-ninja in disguise, killing a ninja master.

Zartan - the master of disguise who replaced the U.S. President in the first movie basically tells everybody that their countries can serve him or die. He totally wants it all, man. Zartan tells the French muckety muck that from now on "You're reporting to moi." But at least Russia is defiant, telling Zartan "You've only succeeded in uniting us... against you." Separately, we see the Pakistani President, who is standing by his decision to harbor terrorists, suddenly getting assassinated with a titanium blade.

Lecter - A new villain who joins forces with Zartan in infiltrating the White House. (And it turns out the President's approval ratings have skyrocketed since he turned evil.) Lecter has been busted out of prison, so he can develop every high-tech weapon the baddies can possibly imagine... and some they can't. Lecter and his friends Smith and Jones are holding a U.S. Senator prisoner and interrogating him. "It's called a water board... but I never get bored," gloats Jones.

Lots and lots of World Leaders There's some kind of summit, in which everybody is agreeing on reducing their nuclear missiles, and it all goes horribly wrong, of course. The U.S. has launched all of its birds in the air, and everybody is trying to decide whether to retaliate and cause World War III. People say awesome stuff, "Let history record who was responsible for this madness." And "There can be no winners!"

All in all, a movie about an evil mastermind impersonating the U.S. President and starting World War III, with lots and lots of high-tech weaponry, could be just about the greatest thing ever. We'll find out on June 29, 2012 when this bad boy hits theaters.



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Outsiders - 2011-08-14 @ 6:40 pm
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revsears - 2011-08-14 @ 1:36 am
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Outsiders - 2011-08-14 @ 12:07 am
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spystreak - 2011-08-13 @ 7:25 pm
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GPM in ICT - 2011-08-13 @ 6:12 pm

More than likely there a bit of truth to what was released, but I believe that many of the characters named will have about as much screen time as Sgt Stone and "Jinx" from the first movie had.

revsears - 2011-08-13 @ 1:23 pm
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Agrevane - 2011-08-13 @ 12:45 pm

I really think this movie is going to be worst than the last one. I hope the get some better script writers than what they have now. Just not interested in any of the new Characters. The new Characters Kinda remind me of the characters that Image comics had created.

revsears - 2011-08-13 @ 10:54 am

Even if this wasn't outed, I wouldn't take how an actor played the role as in story canon. Those guidelines that he was more of a COD player than a solider may have been their solely to help the actor fufill the role of a rookie.

Crimson Twins - 2011-08-12 @ 10:38 pm

I might let the Mouse thing slide if he was more Mainframe with a different name. Of course, MF had combat experience and although he liked video games, still seemed a bit more mature than 18 going on 11. And he wasn't southern. Why does there always have to be a southern new recruit. It is b... Read More

yojoebro82 - 2011-08-12 @ 1:14 pm

Taking the "American Hero" out of it and making Joe a joint international operation was bad enough. Now if they forgo only letting the most elete men and women in favor of 18-going-on-11 video game players???

Mehhh, I'm just going to stop there. What does it matter.....?

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