It’s been a while since the G.I. Joe franchise took centre stage – nearly a decade to be exact – but this will all soon change starting with G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes. G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes star Henry Golding and series creator Larry Hama appeared at the Brazil Comic-Con CCXP panel earlier today (via Cinema Blend)
During the Q&A portion of the panel, Iwo Uwais, who will play Hard Master in Snake Eyes, asked Golding what fans can expect from the movie. The Crazy Rich Asians star responded:
What fans can kind of expect from Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is the origin of Snake Eyes. You see his weaknesses, you see his faults, you see him trying to make amends for decisions that perhaps weren’t as savoury as you would imagine. You see a bond between brothers, you see the thrill of creating a team and defeating the hurdles in front of you. And you get to really see some damn cool fight scenes, which trained and got our asses kicked for, and they were phenomenal.
Hama, following Golding’s response, had a few things to add regarding to the cool fight scenes and phenomenal action:
You have to make it clear to the fans that that’s the thing that makes this different than the other iterations. How these martial arts scenes are so central to the whole fabric of the story. In the other iterations, they were secondary. There was lots of vehicles and explosions and all these things, and the thing about having it be central to the martial arts experience and the conflict is that it brings it all down to the characters, and the characters are the only thing you really care about. I think that’s an important thing that potential viewers of this film should know about.
Though not much else is known about the plot, one thing is for sure – the comeback of the G.I. Joe series is going to be epic, and Snake Eyes is just the right person to reignite it.
G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes is currently slated for 22 October 2021.