Here we go again! $302,469,017 in the pocket with a budget of $175 million is not enough and producers want more! On June 29, 2012 the G.I. Joe team will face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
In June 2011, Stephen Martines was cast as Cross-Country, Dwayne Johnson was cast as Roadblock, D.J. Cotrona and rapper RZA were cast as Flint and Blind Master respectively, while Elodie Yung was in talks for the role of Jinx. In July 2011, Adrianne Palicki was confirmed for the lead female role of Lady Jaye, and Ray Stevenson was confirmed to portray the villain Firefly. Arnold Vosloo also confirmed that he would reprise his role of Zartan, and Joseph Mazzello was confirmed to play Mouse.
In August 2011, it was confirmed that Bruce Willis was cast to star in the film as the original G.I. Joe.
Filming began in August 2011 in Louisiana. In September, a casting call sheet leaked to the Internet revealed that Cobra Commander would appear in the sequel, though it was unknown who will play the character. Ray Park also revealed that Snake Eyes’ pet wolf, Timber, would be appearing in the sequel.
On November 22, 2011, a crew member died in an accident at a New Orleans warehouse that was serving as a sound stage for the production. The incident happened while crew members were changing out a set.