Fresh off the release of the Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins first look images, Paramount Pictures just revealed a motion poster for the film on Twitter. The studio also announced the first Snake Eyes trailer will be shown during the MTV Movie and TV Awards this Sunday, May 16th. The show starts at 9pm eastern time.
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Snake Eyes Movie Will Explore More of The Iconic G.I. Joe Character
Snake Eyes, a mute ninja, has always been fully masked in previous live-action G.I. Joe movies. They remained faithful to the source material by keeping him masked and silent just like he was in the 80’s cartoon. Ray Park, who is best-known for playing Darth Maul in Star Wars: Phantom Menace, played Snake Eyes in the previous live-action films and had no speaking lines.
Henry Golding mentioned during an interview with Entertainment Weekly that a motivating factor for this new film was showing a different interpretation of Snake Eyes.
“I wanted to see something different, and I wanted it to look different, to feel different,” Golding said to Entertainment Weekly. “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?”
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins will explore Golding’s character and his journey to becoming “Snake Eyes.” Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura points out that, “It was one of the reasons why we picked the backstory [of] ‘How did he become Snake Eyes? It allows him to talk, which was very helpful.”
The film’s producer also promised that the Snake Eyes movie would “answer some questions” about the iconic G.I. Joe character that fans have had for years. “You’ll learn who he is, where he came from,” added Bonaventura.
See the first trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins this Sunday, May 16th during the MTV Movie and TV Awards. See the Snake Eyes first look images here.