The Rock Likely Joining G.I. Joe

June 6, 2011

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If Dwayne Johnson's eagerness to accept parts in Mummy spin-offs and Journey to the Center of the Earth sequels has shown us anything, it's that the guy loves sniffing wherever Brendan Fraser has already scooted himself around on the carpet. Fraser only had a cameo in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but apparently that brief appearance left enough of a stink to finally lure The Rock over, and the wrestler-turned-actor is now in talks to join the Jon Chu-directed sequel, G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. He'd be playing Roadblock, a machine gun operator and chef known for speaking in rhyme (when not articulating the dangers of phone pedophiles and jumping bikes over downed power lines, that is).

Considering what a charisma vacuum Joe star Channing Tatum is, I can see how the addition of Johnson would bring some likable charm, but at the same time, I can't help but feel like we're overlooking someone else who we KNOW can deliver a rhyme and convincingly wield a giant firearm, and who has absolutely nothing to do since retiring from the NBA. Think about it, Paramount.

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