Jul 1, 2011

Wonder Woman joins the Army

Adrianne Palicki, our once and never Wonder Woman, has just been added to the cast of G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes.

According to Deadline, the Friday Night Lights actress will be playing Lady Jaye in the film which also stars Channing Tatum and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson was recently announced to be playing the role of Roadblock in the Jon M. Chu-directed film. "Ray Park is expected to reprise his Snake Eyes character, Byung Hun-lee is expected to bring back Storm Shadow, and RZA just joined the film," wrote Deadline.

Lady Jaye, a.k.a. Alison R. Hart-Burnett, is a covert op specialist for G.I. Joe who has a knack for impersonations. I think they were extremely smart to pick up Palicki for the role. Even though Wonder Woman didn't get picked up her name has been out there quite a lot and regardless of how the script was for the television pilot, everyone was looking forward to seeing her in action.

"The big question is who Paramount sets in the role of the original G.I. Joe, Joe Colton," writes Deadline, saying they've heard Bruce Willis is a top choice. Palicki can be seen next in the Red Dawn remake with Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

What do you think? Can you picture her as Lady Jaye? Will you even see another G.I. Joe movie?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm psyched about this -- and thrilled they're adding Lady Jaye to the movie. She'll do a great job in the role. :)

TheBirdBoyWonder said...

Well, at least If G.I joe can get a sequel, Despite what the douchebag critics say Green lantern probably will. RANDOM NERD RAGE.

AlighieriOYH said...

@TheBirdBoyWonder
Still angry at the idea of a Green Lantern sequel. DC really painted themselves into a corner with that Sinestro/Yellow Ring reveal.

@TheNerdyBird
Happy at the news. Kinda sad that it means no Wonder Woman TV show. Then again, I didn't really buy Adrianne Palicki as Diana anyway. Shame, once upon a time I thought Lucy Lawless would have been perfect as Diana. Maybe as Hippolyta now?

Arturo said...

It's tough to see her as Lady Jaye when she's rocking the Lily Allen haircut. My Britpop-loving brain is confused.