Dailies | ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’ Trailer: Explosions, Ninjas … and Bruce Willis (Video)

"Die Hard" star guns for glory in sequel to "Rise of Cobra"

Fresh from that other action-packed big-screen entry — "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" — director Jon Chu is poised to kick the "G.I. Joe" movie franchise up to a whole new level.

The trailer for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has landed on an unsuspecting Internet with mega-watt force, offering an idea of how the man who willed the "Step Up" film series to life will handle the sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."

This time out, the G.I. Joe team must face off against the mercenary Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders under his influence. Which translates into hot ninja action galore and all sorts of stuff blowing up real good.

With a mostly-new cast (Channing Tatum is one of the few returning alum from "Cobra"), there's plenty of room for fresh faces, including Dwayne Johnson and Adrianne Palicki. Oh, and Bruce Willis, clinging to his action-star bona fides like a big ol' automatic weapon in the role of Joe Colton.

Watch Willis and his new co-stars play rough in the trailer.