When you think of Snake Eyes, you think of the mask, the swords, the unstoppable ferocity. But how the popular GI Joe character become that guy we’ve seen in the comics, cartoons and toy aisles for decades? We’re about to find out, in a whole new way. The first trailer for Snake Eyes: Origins of GI Joe is finally here.
The film stars Henry Golding as the titular character, seen here years before he met Joe’s team. Directed by Robert Schwentke, Snake Eyes follows the character as he becomes indoctrinated into the Arashikage clan, learning ninja manners alongside Storm Shadow (Andrew Koji), the group’s heir, and ultimately popular. Joe characters like the baroness (Úrsula Corberó) and Scarlett (Samara Weaving) also appear. But this is the Snake Eyes show, and in the first trailer, you just get a taste of what the movie has in store.
The film is intended to launch a whole new GI Joe franchise and if you’re curious about more, check back soon – io9 told Henry Golding about it. Snake Eyes: Origins of GI Joe hits theaters July 23.
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