Paramount Pictures has released another trailer for “Snake Eyes.” The G.I. Joe origins story for the fan-favorite ninja stars Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians”) as the titular ninja of one of Hasbro’s most popular line of toys. While there have been a few attempts to launch a film franchise, they weren’t met with the same success as “Transformers.” So it looks like Paramount is going in a different direction by introducing different members of the team. Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but “Snake Eyes” is a great place to start.
The trailer hints at Snake Eyes’ origins as a humble and lone fisherman whose loyalty proves to be beneficial as the man he saves takes him to Japan, and introduces him to the Arashikage clan. In exchange for saving their heir apparent (Andrew Koji), Snake Eyes learns the ways of the ninja, while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But when secrets are revealed Snake Eyes learns the true meaning of loyalty.
Of course, since this is a G.I. Joe movie, there will be ties to that faction, as well as Cobra, the villainous terrorist organization bent on global domination. As such we will also see allies and foes from both groups like Úrsula Corberó as Baroness and Samara Weaving as Scarlett.
Additionally, Paramount has released a featurette which takes an even deeper look at the character and his upcoming standalone film.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Henry Golding stars as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
The film also stars Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.
Directed by Robert Schwentke (RED), using a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Anna Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel. Opens in theaters on July 23, 2021.