Say what you will about the 2009 film, the general concept of adapting ’80s cartoon properties into live action movies or the fact that the sequel’s being directed by the same guy who did Justin Bieber: Never Say Never — there’s something appealing about the idea of The Rock appearing in the new G.I. Joe movie, right? Well, after steady reports discussing the possibility, he’s made it official today, saying, “It’s official: Call the Pentagon, get me my big ass gun – Rocks a JOE!”:
The news has been circulating for about a month, with initial reports saying Johnson will play classic Joe character Roadblock (though he probably won’t speak exclusively in rhymes). The film, directed by Jon Chu, is titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes and slated for summer 2012.