Adrianne Palicki is G.I. Joe 2's Lady Jaye

Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has joined G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes as female lead Lady Jaye.

Palicki recently starred as Wonder Woman in a TV pilot that wasn't picked up, and she also appeared in awful Paul Bettany vehicle Legion .

She joins recently-cast Dwayne Johnson in Joe sequel Cobra Strikes , which is to be directed by Jon Chu ( Justin Bieber: Never Say Never ).

Channing Tatum, Lee Byung-hun and Ray Park are the only actors from the original said to be reprising their roles, so it'll be interesting to see what's in store in terms of villains.

Bruce Willis' name has been bandied about in relation to the original 'G.I. Joe', Joe Colton, but that's firmly in the rumour category at the moment, with several other actors purported to be on the list.

It's hard to think of many people who'd better suit the role than Willis though, and his presence would no doubt be a draw to those disappointed by the underwhelming first installment.

As Cobra Strikes has been written by Zombieland duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it's looking like this might just be able to turn the franchise around.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.