RUMOR: Sgt. Slaughter And The Slaughterhouse Appearing In G.I. JOE: RETALIATION?

The toughest of all the Joe's just might have a cameo in the new G.I. Joe movie! Details after the jump.

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By Mark Julian - 12/11/2011

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I received an email tip last night from someone who claims to have worked on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation set who claims that the original Sgt. Slaughter himself (Robert Remus) will be appearing in the G.I. Joe sequel. Of course, take this with grains of salt at the ready, but my source claims that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came up with the idea for a cameo for his wrestling buddy and that the films producers and director John Chu were all for it. Reportedly, the Joe's will be on the run from Cobra at some point during the film and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) states he knows where they can hide out for a while, with the man who trained him to be a Joe. Enter Sgt. Slaughter and the Slaughter House!!!!!!

As a kid growing up in the '80s nothing topped G.I. Joe and the number 1 Joe for me was and always will be Sgt. Slaughter (sorry, SnakeEyes fans). I definitely hope this rumor pans out but again take this rumor with salt at the ready until we learn new details from more official channels.


Here's the awesome debut of Sgt. Slaughter in the G.I. Joe cartoon.











G.I. Joe: Retaliation is an upcoming science fiction action film directed by Jon Chu. It is a sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Little has been revealed about the plot other than that it will feature the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly. Zartan, who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States, has now got the world leaders all under his thumb, warheads headed towards innocent populaces, and some new heavies on the payroll, to keep G.I. Joe at bay.

Robert Remus (born August 27, 1948), better known by his ring name Sgt. Slaughter, is an American former WWE personality and semi-retired professional wrestler. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Slaughter had success in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and World Wrestling Federation.

Fictionalized versions of Sgt. Slaughter were part of the G.I. Joe toyline, cartoon and comic books, as a member of the G.I. Joe team and first appeared in the five-part TV episode entitled "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" Along with the traditional merchandising of WWE superstars, Sgt. Slaughter is one of only a few real people to be immortalized as a G.I. Joe figure, (among the others being NFL football player William "The Refrigerator" Perry, pro-wrestler Roddy Piper, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin), and even appeared in G.I. Joe: The Movie. Slaughter also appeared twice as a special guest on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, which starred fellow wrestler Captain Lou Albano.

Sgt. Slaughter is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline series based on the professional wrestler of the same name. Though the original G.I. Joe was based on the real life Sgt. Alvin York, Sgt. Slaughter was the first G.I. Joe figure accurately based on a real person (Chicago Bears defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry was the second). Sgt. Slaughter was also the most successful toy character, with several versions of his toy action figure being released. Unlike other real-person action figures, Sgt. Slaughter's toy version makes no reference to its real-life inspiration, although the figure does have wrestling moves. The real-life Sgt. Slaughter also did the voice for the cartoon character, and appeared in person for introductions to the episodes that were originally G.I. Joe: The Movie. He was also the spokesman for the G.I. Joe toys from 1989 to early 1990, introducing the new vehicles and figures.




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aRandomSinisterClone - 12/11/2011, 9:26 AM
Love it. He's the man.
HULK2099 - 12/11/2011, 9:29 AM
please happen!
Curmudgeon - 12/11/2011, 9:35 AM
For the first time, I don't care whether it's true or not:

This rumor is hilarious and a total WIN.
AlexRival - 12/11/2011, 9:40 AM
I think this film is gonna be much better, and I think that this film could redeem Rise of Cobra. I think they're more of a series type films than standalone.
SpiderBat209 - 12/11/2011, 9:42 AM
You're going NO WHERE, Space Case! lol :D
animeex - 12/11/2011, 9:45 AM
NICE!!! Looking and sounding great so far! He will put the Joes through their paces or they will wind up in a bag... An ity bity dity bag!
agentofshield - 12/11/2011, 9:49 AM
Id be down for that! :) :::possible redeeming factor:::
icebergslick - 12/11/2011, 9:54 AM
too cool if true.
SunfireUrA55 - 12/11/2011, 9:55 AM
The movie is already looking good, to put the real Sgt. S in would be a downfall unless they find someone who is actually in shape to play him. The dude didn't even look anywhere close to the cartoon, he's all fat in real life.
tripttwe - 12/11/2011, 9:58 AM
My favorite Joe!
Mrcool210 - 12/11/2011, 9:58 AM

if s.s is in the movie, then i cant wait
MrYurMomm - 12/11/2011, 10:06 AM
[IMG]http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa365/eli_presas1/temp3125.jpg[/IMG]
RaleighAntrobus - 12/11/2011, 10:24 AM
"Just hoping sienna miller will return for the baroness."

She won't, so move along.
MatchesMalone1989 - 12/11/2011, 10:44 AM
My Main man Grif. Always using the word shit. You must be the most depressed guy on this site. Start taking your meds dude. Then you could put a smile on your face. If not I could always stop by and slice a smile on your face. :)
ClarkFarley2012 - 12/11/2011, 10:52 AM
I'm for it! DO IT! Hell he looks just like him.
Coloso - 12/11/2011, 11:12 AM
You da man Grif, never change my friend!

SCURVYDOG619 - 12/11/2011, 11:28 AM
Wait,Roddy Piper was in GI Joe? Must've been after They Live came out..
TheDpool - 12/11/2011, 12:09 PM
cant hear the word slaughter without picturing joker in a tuck
AGENTJAY1130 - 12/11/2011, 12:19 PM
LEAVE HIM OUT!!!!
Ranger14 - 12/11/2011, 12:32 PM
Why would you want to leave out someone that one of the actual characters is based off of? Nothing but an authentic win to have Robert appear in the film, plus he's one helluva a good guy!
dellamorte1872 - 12/11/2011, 12:33 PM
my favorite JOE was SHIPWRECK he is def in my top 3
FlixMentallo21 - 12/11/2011, 1:00 PM
To the author of this article: technically Slaughter first appeared in the first five episodes of season 2 of the cartoon. The clip you have there is from G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987).
valeriesghost - 12/11/2011, 1:58 PM
this would make me see this in the theatre
Ranger14 - 12/11/2011, 3:05 PM
I am checking into this. I know Robert wasn't able to do anything GI Joe-related while he was with the WWE, but now he is a consultant/private contractor with them and that may have given him enough room to be part of GI Joe Retaliation.
Rodimus9 - 12/11/2011, 4:05 PM
He's like 70... Soooo, not likely. False reporting is douchier than trolling, so eat a bag of shit.
Rodimus9 - 12/11/2011, 4:09 PM
I received an email from an un-named source close to the set of that movie that says cobra commander is in it.
Ranger14 - 12/11/2011, 4:45 PM
Robert is 63 and it would not be any kind of stretch for them to work him into the film as a cameo based on his age. He still looks pretty damn good.
Rodimus9 - 12/11/2011, 9:43 PM
@ranger....you and him on a first name basis? That's cool!
BlackRobin98 - 12/12/2011, 12:21 AM
Grif doesent take his meeds Matches?? Y not? Meds r fun! All those glorious chemical reactions in the bloodstream & mind! Wait, did I say that aloud?

ANYway, how cus SS be serious in the movie? He's waaay too old too doohde! He was lime NEVER in shape either!! Only his action figure nor did he have hair! His action figure & cartoon alter ege was his 'living' mid life crisis! Lol the most original midlife crisis ever! God I'm glad I'm young! Lol
VikingPatar - 12/12/2011, 4:07 AM
Too bad Jesse Ventura is old as hell now, back in the 80's he would have been PERFECT for Sgt. Slaughter.
Ranger14 - 12/12/2011, 8:52 AM
Rodimus@ Yes, I know Robert. I see him once or twice a year when he visits. I have some fun stories of time I have spent with him. He greatly appreciates that I call him Robert as opposed to Sarge, as most people call him Sarge.

BlackRobin@ What difference does it make if he has hair or not? He would be wearing his headpiece and yes, he does have a belly on him now, but so do a lot of professional football players who are still in good shape and bringing it every week. He stills does charity wrestling exhibitions and is in good shape. He is a guy very few people would want to mess with, even at 63.
Ranger14 - 12/12/2011, 8:55 AM
VikingPatar@

Why would you have someone else play Sgt. Slaughter? That makes no sense. This is the rare case where you can definitively say that Sgt. Slaughter (Robert) IS Sgt. Slaughter. The character is directly based on him.
KNIGHT3000 - 12/12/2011, 9:32 AM
Not a big JOE fan, but Slaughter was always the MAN!!!!!!

For me, my favorite was always SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW. It always upset me when I couldn't get to see enough of those 2, especially Storm Shadow.
darkknightmare2012 - 12/12/2011, 12:34 PM
well now that we know thats half the battle.
FEJ - 12/12/2011, 4:50 PM
After viewing the trailer, I can see how they may tie him into the movie.
KNIGHT3000 - 12/13/2011, 10:11 AM
The trailer was surprizingly TIGHT!
WesleyGibson - 12/13/2011, 3:59 PM
Brendan Frasier had a cameo as Slaughter in the first one I believe.
STOOPUDR - 12/13/2011, 8:25 PM
I heard Bruce Willi is playing the original G.I.Joe, what if he is really playing Slaughter? Watch the clip and then read this rumor and it sounds like they are describing the unnamed character Willis is playing in the sequel.

The Rock even says something like, 'I know someone who can help us, the man who trained me'. Then they break to the scene of Willis in the ElCamino. Mic the two and it sounds like Willis is playing Slaughter. If I am worng and everyone else knows who Willis is playing, sorry. I have not been following this movie at all until I saw the trailer.
FlixMentallo21 - 12/18/2011, 10:42 PM
@STOOPUDR
Bruce Willis IS playing Joe Colton. They confirmed it a while back. Funny, this'll be the first time outside the toys and the comics that Joe Colton's ever appeared in anything, and he never got a figure until 1994!
JasonCYates - 2/14/2012, 9:00 AM
I saw the JOE COLTON Figure, it looked good. I think the last time Bruce Willis had an Action Figure was SIN CITY:)

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