Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in the upcoming Paramount Pictures sequel G.I. Joe 2 as Roadblock. It is believed that Channing Tatum will also reprise his role of Duke from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Roadblock is a heavy machine gunner and cook, who is also a cousin of Heavy Duty, a character portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It isn't known if Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will return as Heavy Duty, although a story from March indicated that Duke, Snake Eyes (Ray Park), and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) will be the only characters from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to return for G.I. Joe 2.

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Jon M. Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) is directing G.I. Joe 2 from a screenplay by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

It isn't known when production will start on G.I. Joe 2 yet, although Paramount Pictures has already slated an August 10, 2012 release date for the sequel.