'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins': Henry Golding reveals first look image
Happy Birthday Mr. Golding.
We finally have our first look at Hasbro’s celebrated military commando!
The 33-year-old “Snake Eyes” star bestowed a celebratory birthday gift by posting this gorgeous black-and-white still of our young hero’s ascension from the unknown depths of Paramount’s origin story.
Robert Schwentke - director of RED, Flightplan, two Divergent films, and a personal fav, The Time Traveler’s Wife - will direct from a script written by Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos. The story is speculated to follow Snake Eyes’ transformation into Japan’s elite Arashikage Ninja Clan after the death of his father.
Joining Golding are - Iko Uwais, sublimely cast as "Hard Master" and skilled swordmaster of the Arashikage Clan. Samara Weaving will pivot from Bill & Ted Face The Music as "Scarlett," G.I. Joe’s badass classified counterintelligence agent. Standing opposite our film's protagonists are Andrew Koji (Warrior) as "Storm Shadow" and Úrsula Corberó as Cobra's intelligence officer and lieutenant, "Baroness".
Snake Eyes marks the Studio's third live-action G.I. Joe film preceded by 2009’s under-appreciated but forgettable G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s surprisingly bad G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Despite both films featuring Hasbro’s masked ninja commando (played by Ray Park) along with his blood brother/nemesis Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee), “Snake Eyes” has never felt like a fully fleshed-out character whose classified history and popular mythology deserves top billing treatment.
We shall find out one way or another come October 23, 2020.