G.I. Joe Retaliation: 5 Things To Know Before Seeing The Sequel
2. Duke and Snake Eyes are the only Joes who return for the sequel
Sequels generally increase the ensemble size, but they do so by adding new faces to the franchise's original cast. With Retaliation, Bruce WIllis, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and D.J. Cotrona join the series, but are only accompanied by Tatum and Ray Park, hiding behind Snake Eyes' mask. No Sienna Miller. No Marlon Wayans. No Rachel Nichols, and no Dennis Quaid. The point, I believe, is that the G.I. Joe squad has hundreds of potential heroes who can be plugged into assorted adventures, and we don't have to rely on the same characters each time. It's why Johnson's character, Roadblock, arrives in the sequel with virtually no introduction, and Snake starts this movie on the other side of the planet, fighting in a separate adventure. Speaking of the silent ninja ...
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