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?

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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.

Andrew Li added to G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes as Art Director

As usual, HissTank.com is on top of any and all news related to the upcoming G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes film, reporting that Andrew Li has updated his LinkedIn Profile with the fact that he is now the Art Director for G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes.

This is fantastic news from a pure talent perspective as Mr. Li has had his fingers in some of the most stylistically appealing films in recent memory, including Pacific Rim, Star Trek: Beyond, X-Men 2, and a litany of others (you can check out his portfolio right here).

Of course, that does bring up some questions… everything we’ve heard about the Snake Eyes film to date indicates it’s a prequel and that it takes some serious cues from 1970’s Kung Fu films.  Personally, I struggle a little to see where Mr. Li’s style dovetails with 70’s Kung Fu, but based on his qualifications alone, I remain exceptionally optimistic.

Be sure to check out the latest Full Force News Burst as well to get our initial reaction and opinions to this news.

More to come!