G.I. JOE: Retaliation director John Chu has confirmed that the Cobra Commander in this film is the same character from the first movie.
I don’t know where all this crazy, speculative stuff came from. We were asked the question, Lorenzo [di Bonaventura, Producer) and I at Toy Fair…
“Is that the same actor?”
“I was like…No, its not the same actor.”
“Is that Joseph Gordon Levitt?”
“No, it is not! But it is Rex!”
“We are continuing that story, there is no other Cobra Commander. We can put that rumor to rest. I was waiting for this moment to finally clarify, I’m glad you asked that.”
This statement puts to end of a lot of rumors that the upcoming film would echo the recent comic book storyline and give fans a new Cobra Commander.
G.I. JOE: Retaliation opens in theaters 06/29/12