Dwayne Johnson is certainly starting to develop a knack for reinvigorating franchises; three of his last four movies have seen him joining the cast at the sequel stage, with Fast Five, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and G.I. Joe: Retaliation all raking in the cash at the box office. We already know he’s set to return to the Fast & Furious franchise for this year’s Fast & Furious 6 (along with next year’s Fast & Furious 7, which has just been officially announced by Vin Diesel), and now it seems he’s set to return to the role of Roadblock for G.I. Joe 3, which has already been given the green light by Paramount Pictures.
“What we would love to do with the sequel to G.I. Joe, which will definitely happen—we set ourselves up nicely with this past G.I. Joe because we really paid attention with respected homage to the mythology,” said Johnson in an interview with Collider. “And now that we’ve redesigned that foundation of the mythology, there are many places to go. There are phenomenal G.I. Joe characters who we can bring to life, we’re all talking about it now, and certainly [thinking about] using the 3D platform in even better ways for the next one, so, I’m very excited about that.”
Despite his Wrestlemania loss to John Cena earlier this month, The Rock is certainly on a roll at the moment, which looks to continue this year with the release of the aforementioned Fast & Furious 6, as well as Michael Bay’s bodybuilding crime-caper Pain & Gain, and the heist drama Empire State.