"G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" reportedly has set its sights set on Bruce Willis to play the original Joe.
The star is in talks to play General Joe Colton, the solider who forms the first G.I. Joe strike team, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
If cast, Bruce would join a slew of new additions to the franchise, including Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), Ray Stevenson (Firefly) and the Wu Tang Clan's RZA (Blind Master).
Channing Tatum (Duke) and Ray Park (Snake Eyes) will return for the action movie, which starts shooting this month in New Orleans.
Jon M. Chu, who most recently helmed the music documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" will direct the second installment.
"G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" is slated to hit theaters on Jun 29, 2012.
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