Take the info with a grain of salt, but Byung Hun Lee fansite, Byeung of our Hearts is reporting that a translated article from a Korean newspaper reports that the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA star is set to reprise his role as Storm Shadow in the sequel, possibly as early as this year! According to the translated article:
“It was from BH Entertainment’s latest release that Byunghun will start filming the sequel of Storm Shadow in GI Joe 2.. as early as end of the year going for the first 6 months of 2010. Because of the successful outing of ‘GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ with US$288 million revenue worldwide, the production is wasting no time to start with the sequel. Lee Byung Hun’s management team is coordinating with the Hollywood production to really plan on Byunghun’s filming schedule for the coming year. He had also signed on for the 3rd movie.”
Awesome news. Each day I’m growing fonder and fonder of this new world that Hasbro and Paramount are crafting, I can’t wait for movie fever to start ramping up again, pissed off fanboys and all. If nothing else, it makes operating a fansite a hell of a lot more interesting.