Hey, bear in mind Snake Eyes? No, not the Nicolas Cage film. The G.I. Joe character who by no means takes his masks off and barely speaks? I’d completely forgotten about this, however Paramount is giving that character his personal spin-off movie, with Loopy Wealthy Asians and Final Christmas star Henry Golding taking part in the lead position. Properly, at the moment the Snake Eyes film solid recruited yet another actor: Steven Allerick (The Expanse) has been employed to play Snake Eyes’ father. Get hyped, individuals – we’re about to see Large Daddy Snake Eyes within the flesh!
Deadline brings phrase concerning the new addition to the solid. Personally, I’ve by no means heard of Steven Allerick, however the dude has been kicking round for years with bit components in issues like Star Trek: Enterprise, Worry the Strolling Lifeless, Jane the Virgin, S.W.A.T., and Extant. This position looks as if the most important alternative but for him to make an impression on a big scale, however there’s no phrase about how large of an element this might be. It appears doubtless that we’ll see this character in flashbacks as a result of A) Allerick doesn’t appear that a lot older than Golding (unusually, I couldn’t discover his age anyplace on-line), so it is likely to be bizarre to see them standing facet by facet as father and son, and B) within the earlier G.I. Joe films, Snake Eyes was deserted as a 10-year-old, so it stands to motive that this movie could fill in a few of these gaps between his beginning and that abandonment. Deadline additionally says that Snake Eyes’ father was murdered, and Snake Eyes spends a few of this film looking the person who killed him.
Not a lot is thought about Snake Eyes’ previous, however within the earlier G.I. Joe movies (which I’m assuming are nonetheless being thought of canon for this spin-off’s functions), he’s depicted as a street-savvy scavenger who good points favor with the Arashikage ninja clan and meets his sworn arch-enemy, a fellow ninja named Storm Shadow. Right here’s their first assembly from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, simply to jog your reminiscence:
By way of a collection of difficult reveals and intricately choreographed fights throughout two films, the 2 face off a number of instances however ultimately come to an understanding and be a part of collectively to defeat a standard enemy. I nonetheless assume it might be a mistake to solid somebody as charismatic as Henry Golding to play a man who hardly speaks, however what do I do know?
The brand new movie might be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED, Flightplan) and is ready to co-star Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Ursula Corbero as The Baroness, Iko Uwais because the Exhausting Grasp, and Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes hits theaters on October 16, 2020.