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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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Paramount Pictures has released a promotional movie poster and exclusive first-look images of Storm Shadow, Scarlett, The Baroness and Henry Golding as the lead of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.

Snake Eyes himself revealed the new promotional movie poster and also announced that the new trailer will drop this Sunday during the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards at 9:00 PM.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.

Directed by Robert Schwentke from a story and screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Anna Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel.  Executive produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jeff G. Waxman, Greg Mooradian and produced by Brian Goldner, Erik Howsam, p.g.a., Lorenzo di Bonaventura, p.g.a.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira with Iko Uwais

Premieres only in theatres, Dolby Cinema and IMAX on July 23rd, 2021.



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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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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.
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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

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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.

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