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Marlon Wayans on Why He Isn't in "GI Joe 2"

Posted: February 7th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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"GI Joe: Retaliation" is set to hit theaters on June 29th, and while there are plenty of new actors in the cast, including Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, most of the original cast is not coming back.

One of the actors who didn't make the cut is Marlon Wayans, who played Ripcord in the original. Wayans has now updated his Twitter account with an explanation as to why his character is not in the sequel. "No I am not in the 'GI Joe 2,'" he wrote. "Ripcord got shot in the face by friendly fire... His last words were 'ouch bitch'!"

The real reason why Ripcord isn't back has likely a lot to do with the fact that "GI Joe" has a lousy 33% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and couldn't even earn back its budget domestically. AS a result, Johnson and Willis had to be brought in to give the franchise new life.

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Deko writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:03:21 AM

sh*t son!
trailertrash writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:06:38 AM

You can't get p*ssy with no money ...
Ted Mosby writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:19:43 AM

Alex, you forgot to mention Marlon Wayan's was quoted through an endless flow of tears. He must be still holding out for that Requiem for a Dream spin-off.
trailertrash writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:22:45 AM

Maybe he just wanted Mo Money ...
pornfly writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 5:26:34 AM

More excited for this one than the first,especially after seein the Superbowl tv spot,theyre not even acknowledging the fact that channing tatum is in this but i know that wiggerz in there somewhere
Rambo writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 5:28:02 AM

the last paragraph of this article sums it all up nicely.
GreenLensman writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 5:34:14 AM

This should have been Kurt Russell's franchise, well there's always a chance for a metal gear solid adaptation..blah...wtf am i saying
YoungChris writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 5:36:53 AM

Damn!!
BJsforeveryone writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 6:45:31 AM

Well..Now he is free to play the next Spidey !
boogiel writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 6:46:19 AM

What Rambo said
nawtnt writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 6:56:00 AM

Marlon Wayans didn't do a great job as Ripcord.

I am happy that G.I Joe 2 has some parts of conutity with the first movie and it being a reboot.

I think Duke isn't going to be killed but instead be captured even if it happens then I would be happy that The Rock takes over the franchinse as the main lead.

I just hope Jon M. Chu keeps his promise that G.I. Joe will be hard and gritty and has less CGI and has more pratical effects.

I was amazed by the G.I JOe 2 trailer, it was way better than I expected.
technoreaper writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 6:56:26 AM

Does Channing Tatum die early in the movie or not? I HOPE so. He is a freaking joke.
bandolero999 writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 7:11:11 AM

dude Kurt Russel is an old f*ck.His days are over like De Niro and Al Pacino.
wonderBOY writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 7:19:05 AM

@ technoreaper
yeah he dies early or leaves the movie Tatum's only shot his scenes in 2 weeks
codeman_1216 writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 7:19:53 AM

the article should have read "Why Marlon Wayans shouldn't have been in G.I. Joe".
bandolero999 writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 7:30:26 AM

cause he's bleck
LastActionHero writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 8:06:05 AM

Marlon Wayans needs to stick to his crappy comedies. He was horrible in this and he was even worse in the D&D movie.
SACdaddy writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 9:27:01 AM

This is the best thing to happen to GIJOE since they invented Kung Fu grip. I'll see this movie just because they made this move.
BadChadB33 writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 9:30:29 AM

Cause no likes you Marlon, you suck donkey d*ck!
Plz let Tatum get killed early on.
Ranger writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 11:04:19 AM

@band - lol, luv the Lethal Weapon reference.

And maybe a break-dancing GI Joe wasn't written into the script.

minkowski writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 11:59:39 AM

"Ripcord got shot in the face by friendly fire... His last words were 'ouch bitch'!"

Marlon Wayans, a one-man, one-line, unfunny comedian.

"The real reason why Ripcord....give the franchise new life."

Doesn't make any sense. Movies that suck critically and financially just don't get sequels, e.g., The A-Team.
OneTime writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 3:33:49 PM

good .i hated his character.
venomex writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 3:51:15 PM

okay, he's still got his batman money. he's still good he's still good
[StuntMan_MiKe] writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:20:08 PM

Too bad, this could have been his big break. The casting director was probably getting calls from the rest of the Wayans Bros. trying to get a part. Even with "new life" this film will burn.
bandolero999 writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:24:54 PM

I rather watch the sequel of gijoe anyday than that new spiderman.

Marlon wayans was hilarious in don't be a menace,little man,scary movies,white chicks.he needs mostly his brother for support
johnny_boy writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 4:49:46 PM

Least he seems to be a good sport about it. Would've been more fitting if he were to just say he sucked as Ripcord, you know keep it real, like how all black people like to keep it.
Powdered Toast Man writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 6:25:49 PM

Ripcord's character sucked. The script sucked. The story sucked. The movie made no money so why bother with a sequel?!?!!?
OneTime writes:
on February 7th, 2012 at 7:39:44 PM

^^^ yeah i agree. one of the worst films ever.
CeeZ writes:
on June 30th, 2012 at 12:07:50 AM

For those of you spreading false information, this movie actually netted a lot more than what the producers & investors spent on it, hence the reason why they're willing to invest in the sequel. Fyi, here's the source for your rumor spreading minds->

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/business

Budget
$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend
$54,713,046 (USA) (9 August 2009) (4,007 Screens)
1,708,760 (UK) (9 August 2009) (442 Screens)
181,037,560 (Japan) (9 August 2009) (385 Screens)
PHP 50,683,216 (Philippines) (9 August 2009) (89 Screens)

Gross
$150,010,209 (USA) (25 October 2009)
$149,645,921 (USA) (18 October 2009)
$148,969,502 (USA) (11 October 2009)
$148,137,305 (USA) (4 October 2009)
$147,415,055 (USA) (27 September 2009)
$146,189,915 (USA) (20 September 2009)
$144,200,266 (USA) (13 September 2009)
$141,021,754 (USA) (6 September 2009)
$132,151,954 (USA) (30 August 2009)
$98,577,529 (USA) (16 August 2009)
$98,753,000 (USA) (16 August 2009)
$54,713,046 (USA) (9 August 2009)
5,844,998 (UK) (30 August 2009)
3,867,004 (UK) (16 August 2009)
1,708,760 (UK) (9 August 2009)
$152,267,519 (Worldwide)
$302,469,017 (Worldwide)
837,872,649 (Japan) (23 August 2009)
659,082,307 (Japan) (16 August 2009)
240,693,503 (Japan) (9 August 2009)
PHP 140,938,837 (Philippines) (23 August 2009)
PHP 111,469,042 (Philippines) (16 August 2009)
PHP 55,820,306 (Philippines) (9 August 2009)

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