‘Wonder Woman’ Actress Adrianne Palicki Joins ‘G.I. Joe 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 5:03 pm,

Paramount is pressing ahead full-steam with G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, as to ensure the sequel makes its release date in Summer 2012 – since it’s already down one tent-pole pic for the season, with Star Trek 2 now being all but “officially” delayed. Hence why the casting process for Hasbro’s new film has been moving faster – with stars like RZA and D.J. Cotrona having joined the project over the past week.

Now Friday Night Lights actress Adrianne Palicki is the latest addition to the cast of the new G.I. Joe adventure – which she’ll be available to star in, since the pilot for her would-be Wonder Woman TV show reboot was not picked up by NBC.

According to Deadline, Palicki will be playing Lady Jaye in Cobra Strikes, which is nearing the completion of primary casting at this point. The next big part to be filled is that of “the original” G.I. Joe, Joe Colton. Bruce Willis reportedly tops the list of big names wanted for that role.

The Lady Jaye character was introduced in the 1984 animated G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra mini-series as a highly-qualified covert operations specialist for the Joes with a relatively mellow temperament (unlike her later comic book incarnation). Lady Jaye is also generally portrayed as the ultimate “chameleon actress,” being readily capable of impersonating an individual’s voice or mannerisms.

In Revenge of Cobra, Lady Jaye also led a romance with Flint, who’ll be portrayed by Cotrona in Cobra Strikes. There’s no word yet if sparks will fly between the two in the live-action sequel – but it wouldn’t be all that shocking.

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It looks as though the only characters from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra that are set to return in the followup will be Duke (Channing Tatum), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), and Storm Shadow (Byung Hun-lee). They will be joined by the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, RZA as the Blind Master, and, as mentioned before, Cotrona and Palicki as Flint and Lady Jaye. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has already confirmed that he will not reprise his role as The Doctor/Cobra Commander in Cobra Strikes – thus setting the stage for another actor to offer their take on the megalomaniacal military leader.

Director Jon Chu is gearing up to begin production on Cobra Strikes in New Orleans by the end of this summer. The film is being conceived as an overall cheaper production (hence the smaller cast, budget reduction, and change in shooting location) than its predecessor, which still managed a worldwide theatrical gross of 0ver $302 million back in 2009 – but was not considered enough of a financial hit for Paramount/Hasbro to justify spending another $175 million (or more) on the next installment.

As it were, Chu has already talked up the idea of designing a G.I. Joe sequel that works as a gritty and unpolished action movie – one that also better emphasizes the unique talents and capabilities of the G.I. Joe team members than Rise of Cobra did. Whether or not he can deliver on that promise is another matter.

G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes is slated for theatrical release on August 10th, 2012.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I hope this does well and she receives positive reviews so that there will be a rush to get the WonderWomen pilot aired.

    • seriously????/ Are you a real person?

      • No. The post just wrote its self. Hyman Roth really????

    • That is about the worst comment I’ve ever read.

  2. She’ll always be Jess from Supernatural to me. Lady Jaye was a tough Joe, as I recall: battling Cobra and knocking Flint on his butt for mouthing off to Snake-Eyes and Scarlett. Hope she can pull off the role.

    • i do remember her from Supernatural. She stands out more from Smallville, were she played fua Kara. Don’t worry Jason she can pull it off, check her out in Legion and Smallville.

      • @ UncleShaggy

        I remember her from Season 3’s finale of Smallville & that’s all i seen her in. So i hope you’re right she can pull off the role. I seriously thought half of the main cast in the first film were miscast.

        • @WallyWest

          I would have like to have seen her in the first movie. That way they could have Duke and Scarlet hook up in 2. Since this is one is going to be “gritty” it would have been cool to see Scarlet kick more ass. With the cast its been a while since I’ve kept with GI JOE, so I didn’t have many issues with the casting or the movie.

  3. 1. I thought GIJoe 1 was so a funny action comedy (more-so than intended) and cant wait for the sequel.

    2. I wonder if the Pilot will ever get leaked. Im kinda glad the show didnt get picked up but i’m still curious as to wat it looked like

  4. Wait so are we getting cobra commander? Because my interest in this is already almost zero but without him I’d pay not to see it

  5. First GI Joe movie stannkk.

    • eh maybe second will be better since they got Dwayne Jhonson aka the rock in it 😮

    • That whole flashback scene. “I’ll marry you as long as you dont let anything happen to my brother” —> He dies.

      At the funeral… raining in broad daylight with only 8 people show up in Arlington cemetery. Chaning Tatum on the horizon with a leather jacket, sunglasses and a motorcycle.

      I was literally on the floor laughing so hard i could breath. Bring on the second one. PLEASE

  6. I enjoyed the first one, I suppose I’ll enjoy the second.

  7. Didn’t hate the first movie but didn’t love it either. This already will be a better G.I. Joe movie now that Joseph isn’t playing Cobra Commander this time around. I hated that choice when I first read about it years ago. I mean Tommy from Third Rock From The Sun? Really? I am liking the line-up this time around. The first movie it was hit or miss with the characters. Some were dead on while others were way off. You can just go ahead and call G.I. Joe 2 an almost reboot.

    • @ Kels

      I agree with your post. I didn’t take JDL serious as Cobra Commander. He would of been better off by goin under the name Dr.Mindbender & lose the wig maybe. Too bad Channing Tatam isn’t be replaced as Duke. Like you i didn’t hate the film but didn’t love it neither. Some of the characters were imo, mis-casted.Hopfully the next film will be better. Imo, im not sure Palicki is right for Lady Jaye.

  8. more krap… hope they do good in this one, if anyone is interested in a real GIJOE movie or a better one please buy:

    1. GIjoe Resolute
    2. GIjoe The movie (1987)

  9. Sorry, but the the first G.I. Joe sucked horribly…i’ll probably see the next one just to sate my obsessive need to finish a series, but it’ll definitely be on DVD…

  10. So far this is no more than a rental.

  11. The first one sucked. Hopefully, this one will be better. I really like JGL, but not as Cobra Commander. He was awesome in Inception. Cobra Commander should be older than Duke, not a kid. And Cobra Commander should have a raspy, Starscream-like voice. Hopefully, this movie will be better.