Duke and Roadblock join forces in G.I. JOE 2 - Movies

A follow-up to the 2009 worldwide blockbuster G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300 million worldwide, In GI JOE: RETALIATION, the team is not only fighting their mortal enemy COBRA, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. 

Returning from the first installment is DUKE played by Channing Tatum, the young all-American soldier who leads his team with confidence, precision and a great deal of pride. DUKE, dedicated and loyal, will do anything to protect the soldiers under his care and strives to bring out the best in each one of them. 

With DUKE as the head of the elite unit, the spine and backbone of the group is ROADBLOCK, played by Dwayne Johnson, his second in command. ROADBLOCK is a mountain of a man who helps lead the team with experience, honor and an unbreakable dedication to his unit and country. “He is one of the most loved characters in the G.I. JOE world and we knew we wanted ROADBLOCK to be a part of the movie,” explained Jon M. Chu, the director of the movie.

The relationship between ROADBLOCK and DUKE is that of a partnership steeped in mutual respect and experience. “DUKE is the head of the G.I. JOE team and ROADBLOCK is the spine and they work really well together,” explains Chu. “While DUKE gives the commands and serves as the quarterback, he relies on ROADBLOCK’s experience and strengths to back him up. Their relationship is very close.” 

The G.I. JOE mythology runs deep and has a pantheon of characters to draw from, each with their own back-story, nuances and characteristics. When approaching the sequel, the filmmakers wanted to build on the best elements and storylines from the first film and carry those through to the second installment while simultaneously creating a new identity and feel. This offered the opportunity to introduce new characters from the mythology to the franchise. 

Converting the film into 3D takes the movie to a whole new level and brings the audience even closer to the non-stop action. G.I. JOE RETALIATION hits theaters in RealD 3D & Digital 3D. The addition of 3D to the film is going to bring the film into a whole different playing field. 

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA is showing across the Philippines March 2013.

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