Tentpole casting: Ray Stevenson in G.I. JOE 2; Harry Lennix in MAN OF STEEL

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 10th, 2011

And this cast continues to get really good. THR is reporting that Ray Stevenson has joined the cast of the upcoming film, G.I. JOE: COBRA STRIKES.  The actor will play the film’s lead baddie, Firefly, member of the Cobra organization and happens to be both a master ninja as well as a bad ass expert in the world of explosions.  He’ll join Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Elodie Yung, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki and The RZA.

The film will be helmed by Jon Chu, and is slowly becoming a project to really keep an eye on.  I absolutely adore this cast, and with Chu behind the camera, one can expect solid choreography.  With this creative team, hopes are definitely high for this thing.

Finally, Variety is reporting that THE MATRIX star Harry Lennix has joined the cast of MAN OF STEEL.  He’ll play a military official named General Swanwick, and at this point, that’s all that’s known about his character.  Personally, I absolutely love Lennix as an actor, so he is a welcome addition to an already solid cast including Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond and Christopher Meloni.  Count me in.  What do you think?

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