First-Look Images From 'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins'

by Outsiders
May 13, 2021
Paramount Pictures has released exclusive first-look images of Storm Shadow, Scarlett, The Baroness and Henry Golding as the lead of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.

Among the exclusive images, Entertainment Weekly spoke with director Robert Schwentke, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Henry Golding about how Snake Eyes became a masked living weapon with unparalleled skill in wielding the katana blade and how they came up with an alternative solution to the character not being able to speak.

"It was one of the reasons why we picked the backstory [of] 'How did he become Snake Eyes?'" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentions. "It allows him to talk, which was very helpful."

"I wanted to see something different, and I wanted it to look different, to feel different," Golding says. "To be able to launch a franchise like that, it was just too good to be true and especially with a character like Snake Eyes about whom a lot of people don't know too much. They know him as this insane operator that completes missions and is an absolute weapon, but who's the guy behind the mask and what's his story?"

Di Bonaventura says Snake Eyes will "answer some questions" left lingering in the minds of G.I. Joe fans after all these years. Like, what is Snake's real name? Such details were once considered "classified" in the canon of the series. "You'll learn who he is, where he came from," the producer promises.

Directed by Robert Schwentke and set to premiere in theaters this July 23rd, the film sees the man who will eventually become Snake Eyes as a scarred individual. Without getting into too many details, di Bonaventura says, "His life has now been completely and utterly affected by this scar." It's in this state, as he's "driven by the wrong motivations," where he's taken under the wing of Tommy (Warrior's Andrew Koji), better known to Joe fans as Storm Shadow, a member of the Arashikage ninja clan.

"Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, their brotherhood/relationship is one of the most famous in the G.I. Joe lore," Golding says. "They have such an interesting, forever-wavering relationship of hate and love. They love each other as brothers because they've been through the same thing." After saving the Arashikage's heir apparent, Snake is taken to Japan "to train" and "really bring out the true essence of who he is," the actor adds.

The creators also speak about his trials with Akiko, played by Haruka Abe and how the movie originally focused at one time on Scarlett and The Baroness.
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Outsiders - 2021-06-10 @ 9:55 pm

New Character Movie Posters...

SpiderS - 2021-05-18 @ 9:02 pm

It looks like your average action flick, I understand that its origin story for snake eyes, hence no mask but still seeing him in mask more would be cooler, Baroness looks amazing tho.

Belmont13 - 2021-05-18 @ 5:19 pm

Rest in Peace GI Joe Classified line. jk

ghostbogey - 2021-05-18 @ 9:03 am

Been hearing about this Movie...

Nice Clips....

I hope they do it "right".....

Snake Eyes is such a cool character...

Outsiders - 2021-05-17 @ 11:53 pm

Snake Eyes Featurette with Larry Hama

Gold1983 - 2021-05-17 @ 7:44 pm


mako - 2021-05-17 @ 10:45 am

Kind of generic for a "teaser." With the exception of the quick shot of the Snake Eyes mask, it could've been for any of a hundred (albeit really GOOD) martial arts themed actioners. It's still got MY vote though.

From a historical stand-point, I believe "What do I have to do?" may be the first words ever said by Snake Eyes in any media.

K9K1N6 - 2021-05-17 @ 9:37 am

well, i like what am i seeing in the trailer, the music here however feels like meh, but other than that, it seems ok so far

JayC - 2021-05-17 @ 2:52 am
Every warrior has a beginning. Watch the NEW trailer for Snake-Eyes starring Henry Golding. Uncover the classified origin story exclusively in cinemas from July 23.
Outsiders - 2021-05-14 @ 10:35 pm

I have to laugh a little because Henry Golding is Malaysian-British with a British accent. His character in the movie is suppose to look or be Japanese or Chinese when the character of Snake Eyes was a blond-haired Caucasian...

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