Ray Stevenson To Play “GI Joe” Villain

“Rome,” “Punisher: War Zone” and “Thor” actor Ray Stevenson has been cast as the villain Firefly in “G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes” at Paramount Pictures says Heat Vision.

Firefly is a member of the villainous Cobra Organization and is known as a saboteur, ninja master and explosives expert. Stevenson will next be seen playing Porthos in Summit’s “The Three Musketeers”.

He joins a confirmed cast that includes Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, RZA and D.J. Cotrona. The Jon M. Chu-directed sequel begins shooting in Louisiana at the end of summer and hits cinemas August 2012.