G. I. Joe: Retaliation is a sequel to G. I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra. Apart from fighting their mortal enemy cobra, The G. I. Joe team comes into conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly. The G. I. Joes are framed as traitors and an attempt is made to exterminate most of them. As a result of which, the team is terminated by the President s order. Zartan, a mercenary who worked for the Cobra Commander is responsible for this. The Cobra Commander, the leader of the terrorist organization Cobra has put all world leaders under his control by threatening to wipeout innocent people all over the world. The G. I. Joes make a desperate attempt to overthrow Cobra Commander. But the team is badly outnumbered and outgunned. Their survival is threatened by forces within the government. They formulate a plan to defeat their sworn enemy by undertaking a Black operation called the Second American Revolution. Dwayne Johnson stars as Roadblock. Bruce Willis plays the charismatic General Joseph Colton, an original G. I. Joe who leads the secret Black Operation. Channing Tatum returns as Duke. Duke is the code name of First Sergeant Conrad S. Hauser.