G.I. Joe fans got a treat tonight as Paramount Pictures released the first Snake Eyes trailer during the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The film stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) in the lead role and he can be seen all throughout the trailer as the ninja assassin.
The July 23 release also features Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais (The Raid, Stuber) as Hard Master, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist) as Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Takehiro Hira as Kenta and Steven Allerick (The Expanse) as the father of Snake Eyes. The film will then come to streaming 45 days later on Paramount+.
Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake-Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is directed by Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulous (Bright 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War).