With production about to begin on the still-officially-untitled G.I. Joe sequel, Walton Goggins has joined the cast. Variety has the news, saying that Goggins will play an original character named Warden Nigel James.
The film, to be directed by John Chu (Step Up 3D, Never Say Never), will continue the toy-inspired world depicted in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra with a primarily new cast (except for the returning Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and, likely, Byung Hun-lee as Storm Shadow). Newcomers include Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse and Ray Stevenson as Firefly. Bruce Willis is also said to be in negotiations for the part of Genreal Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe.
Goggins is best known for his role on "The Shield" and for his continuing role on "Justified." He also recently appeared in Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens and will play a part in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
G.I. Joe 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 29, 2012.