The Rock wants to play Bond villain

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The sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Retaliation features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), Storm Shadow and Firefly (Ray Stevenson) all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors and wipes most of them out in a sneak attack, leaving only Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Flint, and Lady Jaye. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra's control, with warheads headed towards innocent populaces. Badly beaten, out numbered, and outgunned the Joes make a desperate plan to expose the truth and stop Cobra from taking over the world. Starring Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock and Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye.
March 19th, 2013

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wants to play a Bond villain.

The 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' star admits he's a big fan of James Bond actor Daniel Craig and loved the latest installment in the 007 franchise - last year's 'Skyfall', which became the most successful Bond movie of all time - and believes he could be a worthy adversary to the suave secret agent in the next film.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the 'G.I. Joe' premiere at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square, he said: ''Skyfall's one of the greatest action movies of all time. It's amazing. Love Daniel Craig. I would love to be in Bond. Maybe a Bond baddie.''

The wrestler-turned-actor has some history with the 007 films as his late grandfather, wrestler High Chief Peter Maivia, had a small role as a Bond nemesis in 1967's 'You Only Live Twice' - which starred Sir Sean Connery as the iconic secret agent - and Johnson would love to follow in his footsteps.

He added: ''You know, my grandfather was in 'You Only Live Twice'. He was a Bond baddie.''

Although he has been labelled ''franchise Viagra'' after reinvigorating the 'G.I. Joe' and 'Fast and Furious' films, Johnson is in no hurry to join the action-packed 'Expendables' franchise, which stars ageing big screen heroes such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, warning that ''they're not ready'' for his ''ass-kicking''.

He said: '''Expendables 3?' They're not ready for me! They're not ready for this ass-kicking!''

Other stars who walked the red carpet at the premiere included Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Pryce, Elodie Yung and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' director Jon M. Chu.