Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Walton Goggins Becomes Action Figure, Joins 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation'

The Playlist By Gabe Toro | The Playlist August 16, 2011 at 1:23AM

Update: Dwayne Johnson has tweeted out a first look at him in his full gear as Roadblock in "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation." Filming starts today, check out the pic below.
0


Update: Dwayne Johnson has tweeted out a first look at him in his full gear as Roadblock in "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation." Filming starts today, check out the pic below.

The best way to amp up your sequel so that people forget the first film? Step up that cast. At first, when cast defections left Dennis Quaid, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols out of the picture, it looked as if the next "G.I. Joe" film was going to reboot the cheap way. But after adding Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson and Ray Stevenson, consider us impressed that the Joes certainly have some heavy hitters on their roster this go-round. And now, none other than Cletus Van Damme himself, Walton Goggins has joined the production.

The Emmy-award nominated Goggins, who was unjustly snubbed by that institution for his often-stirring work on "The Shield," is set to play Warden Nigel James, which seems disappointing, since we loved researching names like Quick Kick and Hi-Hat, or whatever these wacky characters call themselves. We can't find anything on this Warden, so we assume he's tied into the superprison that encased Cobra Commander in the last film. Then again, the original subtitle "Cobra Strikes" was changed once it was announced Gordon-Levitt wasn't returning to the role, so it's anyone's guess who he'll play. IT'S A MYSTERY.

Goggins is one of our favorite character actors, so even if this isn't exactly something that will stretch his acting talents, it's still a nice paycheck for the "Justified" star, who stole the show in "Cowboys And Aliens" and will likely do the same in this fall's "Straw Dogs," while also gaining visibility in a key role in next year's "Lincoln." Goggins joins that murderer's row of Willis, Johnson and Stevenson, as well as series lead The Channing Of Tatum. Also in the cast are Adrianna Palicki, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Elodie Yung, Lee Byung-Hun and Ray Park. Plot details are under wraps for the July 29th, 2012 release but, hm, it might have something to do with punching, kicking and other forms of fighting.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, G.I. Joe 2, Walton Goggins, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates