G.I. Joe is a very famous comic and toy line about Military superheroes who take on bad guys in a scientifically developed world. The first film called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, came out in 2009. The following sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013. A third film called G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant is already in production, which will complete the trilogy. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures is set to release a spinoff origin movie for the franchise, which will focus on Snake Eyes, called Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.
Here is everything to know about the G.I. Joe franchise’s upcoming movie, including its cast, plot, release date, and many more details.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Release Date
The movie started on October 15, 2020, and was wrapped in February 2020, but even then, the film has experienced many delays. Initially, it was set to release on March 27, 2020, before getting delayed to October 16, 2020, and then a week later to October 23, 2020. On July 27, the film was altogether removed from the release schedule due to a coronavirus pandemic that brought all of Hollywood to a halt. Paramount later resurrected the movie, and it will now hit cinema screens on October 22, 2021. The filming location for the film includes Vancouver and Japan.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Cast, and who is playing the role of Snake Eyes?
G.I. Joe Originsreboots the whole cast. Since it is a prequel to the G.I. Joe franchise, it will have many characters from G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. However, none of the actors is reprising their roles, and the film will feature a new set of talented actors taking on the mantle of the beloved characters of the franchise. The movie’s cast will have Henry Golding as the main character, Snake Eyes, replacing Ray Park. Others include Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais as Hard Master, Peter Mensah as Blind Master, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, and Samara Weaving as Scarlett. Moreover, the film also stars Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, and Steven Allerick in unknown roles. Robert Schwentke is the director of the film.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Plot
The movie will follow the origin of G.I. Joe’s original member, Snake Eyes. The character is from the G.I. Joe comics and toy line. In the comics, Snake Eyes was an ex U.S. Army personnel before G.I Joe recruits him. He loses his vocal cords in a helicopter explosion during one of his missions. However, the franchise’s live-action adaption gave him a new origin story altogether, where he grew up in a clan and took up a vow of silence after the death of his master. It would be interesting to see whether the makers will continue with the same story by digging deep into it or making a new one.
Paramount has already announced big plans for the franchise moving ahead. Another movie with Philip Provost, aka Chuckles, with the protagonist, is in works that will come after completing the trilogy. Moreover, a follow-up movie to Snake Eyes is in development. Paramount has already talked about their plans about making a G.I Joe and Transformers crossover movie. But until then, make sure to remain updated with all the G.I Joe movies to enjoy the upcoming one.