GI Joe: Retaliation

You can keep your Avengers. You can have your Expendables. You can even take your Ridley Scott directed space operas and your Christopher Nolan-crafted epic conclusions — alright, so maybe The Dark Knight Rises is taking it too far, but you get the idea  — for my money, the most macho film to be released this summer is the sequel to G.I. Joe, from the director of Step Up 2: The Streets, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 3D. Surely, I jest, but we all saw that badass trailer. If it proved anything, it’s that the key to a great sequel is to kill off most of the characters from the first movie, dash in a little bit of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wielding a ridiculous machine gun, some Bruce Willis wit, a redubbed version of “Seven Nation Army” and an aerial ninja fight. Admit it: none of that doesn’t sound awesome.

Adding to the machismo flood that will undoubtedly come when G.I. Joe: Retaliation hits theaters on June 29 are these 9 character posters, featuring some new, some old and all quite dangerous folks from the upcoming sequel. It’s bound to be a very sexy, over-the-top affair. 

Elodie Yung as Jinx (via CloneWeb):

Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton (via IGN):

Ray Park as Snake Eyes (via HeyYouGuys):

Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow (via ComingSoon):

Channing Tatum as Duke (via Collider):

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Roadblock (via Yahoo):

Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye (via JoBlo):

Cobra Commander (via /Film):

Final passing thought: which one of you was supposed to let me know that Walton Goggins was in this movie? Apparently he is, and that makes all the difference. Although, if IMDb is lying to me, I’m going to burn that mother down. You read it here (if you made it this far) first.

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