Fox, Evans, Tatum Up For Joe

With Australian actor Sam Worthington out of the running due to commitments to James Cameron’s “Avatar”, three leading Hollywood hunks names are being mentioned to take over a key role in the upcoming “G.I. Joe” film adaptation.

Latino Review reports that Matthew Fox, Chris Evans and Channing Tatum are all being mentioned as candidates for the role of Duke, and Evans seems to be the winning choice amongst fanboy opinions. Either Fox or Evans would be fine by me so long as they’re shirtless for most of the film’s runtime.

Duke is the code name of First Sergeant Conrad S. Hauser. He is field commander and second-in-command of the G.I. Joe Team after Hawk. He is one of the key characters of G.I. Joe and a fan-favorite. He is generally regarded by fans as a main character, despite not appearing in the comic series for a number of issues, nor was he one of the original toys.

Earlier in the week the site mentioned Dominic West in connection with the role of the villainous Destro, a report that turned out to be false but which they quickly corrected.