?The rumors are true — Bruce Willis is joining the cast of G.I. Joe 2 as Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe, and the original kick-ass soldier who the Joe team is named after. This was confirmed by The Rock on Twitter, which I’d take with a grain of salt except that somehow The Rock knew before just about anybody that bin Laden was dead, so clearly the man has sources.
I’ll admit, I didn’t realize that Colton was even part of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lore until a little while ago, and while it freaks me out there’s a character in G.I. Joe actually named G.I. Joe, a classic action star like Willis is a damned fine choice to play him. Again, it seems like another good casting choice that will potentially make G.I. Joe 2 better than its predecessor. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, though… for all we know, Joe Coltron will be Cobra Commander and Baroness’ dad. (Via ToyNewsI)