In the latest news for the upcoming G.I.Joe: Snake Eyes movie, the film may have found its lead actor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Henry Golding is in talks for the role of ‘Snake Eyes‘. Check out what we know so far in the news below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
Paramount has found its ninja warrior.
Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding is in negotiations to star in Snake Eyes, a G.I. Joe spinoff centered on the popular commando from Paramount in partnership with Skydance and AllSpark Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Robert Schwentke, who helmed two installments of the Divergent franchise, is directing the action project that has Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner among the producers.
Snake Eyes is the ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toy line, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
The character, who dressed in all black, never revealed his face and never spoke, stood out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly established himself as the most popular. He sometimes carried out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber; his archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.
Paramount has made two G.I. Joe movies — 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation — with acrobatic actor Ray Park playing Snake Eyes in both.