G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Movie News Round Up

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Movie News Round Up

I knew when I got GeneralsJoes fired back up a couple of weeks back, that news for the upcoming G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes film would start hitting hard, and I wasn’t disappointed.

In the past week, I’ve talked to Chris at The Full Force several times regarding updates to the Snake Eyes movie, everything from BS casting news to Henry Golding’s rumored casting, to the return of Robert Schwentke and the assembling of the full production team, preparing to leap into the fray.

Much of this news comes from Silver Optimus at HISSTank.com and I’ve spent quite a while addressing the news with Chris at The Full Force.

The outstanding question really remains – what do we make of all of this? Is this really happening? Is a new G.I. Joe film on the horizon? If so, how will it resemble the brand as we know it?

The first question that comes up is Henry Golding. It seems a done deal that he’s a part of the G.I. Joe cast, but is he Snake Eyes as many online outlets are assuming? Or could he be Storm Shadow? Does it really matter?

Image courtesy of BossLogic

Golding is a potential emerging star, and having him involved in the film is a good thing, in my eyes, though the potential of him being Snake Eyes has already caused a bit of a fandom furor, not just because Snake Eyes has traditionally been seen as Caucasian, but because his nature as an “outsider” among the Arashikage clan is a large part of his character development arc. I think he can still be an outsider if Golding portrays him, my larger question is, why would they cast an emerging star like Golding in a role that (one would assume) has him eventually wearing a mask for 90% of the time.

Unless, of course, they’re going to drastically alter the Snake Eyes mythology even more than one might think.

Lots of really cool elements to dissect for sure, and I’m thinking I got GeneralsJoes fired back up just in time. Regardless of who Henry Golding plays, who is directing the film, and how things are shaking out, I’m pretty excited to have something new to talk about. Definitely check out the Full Force News Bursts below to hear me and Chris hash some of these things out.

First look at the cover for the upcoming G.I. Joe #2 by IDW Publishing

First look at the cover for the upcoming G.I. Joe #2 by IDW Publishing

Over on his Twitter page, artist for the upcoming IDW Publishing G.I. Joe series Chris Evenhuis has posted a first look at the cover, featuring who I can only guess is Major Bludd!

It’s a great early glimpse at the fan favorite character and I continue to really enjoy the updated looks.

Check it out and make sure you’re following both Chris and writer Paul Allor as they continually release new info along the way.

DISREGARD – Hollywood and Hasbro prove their insanity – Crazed G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant script moving forward?

EDIT – Thanks to SkinnyJoeFan for letting us know that Alan Baltes is a CON ARTIST.  The Tweet and linked “Casting Page” are erroneous and should not be believed.

On to you’re regularly scheduled G.I. Joe fandom hysteria.

I officially don’t know what to believe any more. In recent days, news has begun bubbling to the surface again in regards to G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant the rumored sequel to G.I.Joe: Rise of COBRA and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

For those who don’t remember, news of this crazy film emerged over a year ago via ThisHashtagShow (linked here via CBR because the original article appears to be gone…) and while this early information is obviously fully in rumor mill territory, there seem to be some more current facts aligning with this nutty news.

For anyone who doesn’t remember, G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant promised to introduce Tomax and Xamot to the G.I. Joe movie universe and place a focus on Chuckles, surrounded by the strangest group of supporting characters I ever heard.

Fellow G.I. Joe team members would supposedly include Adele Burkhart, Wild Bill, Keel Haul, Barbecue, Doc, and General Flagg.  Well, thanks to HissTank.com for passing along the word that an official Paramount Casting Agent Tweeted over the past week that they are beginning casting for the film, and sure enough listed several of the above characters as characters slated to appear in the film.

Now, we should still take this with a grain of salt.  Early reports stated that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was hoping to come back for Ever Vigilant, and so far we’ve seen no indication of this.

Also, the original story was initially being developed as a way to join several Hasbro franchises within the rumored Hasbro Cinematic Universe, but to this point we’ve seen no sign of that moving forward either.

Keep in mind, this is the same film script that was talking about futuristic weaponry and time travel as a key component to the script.  You may want to check out the recent Full Force News Burst we recorded to talk about the more insane aspects of the rumored Ever Vigilant script.

Buckle up.