Snake Eyes! Storm Shadow! Scarlett! Baroness! G.I. Joe classic characters jump back on the big screen in the latest installment of the Joe cinematic universe in Snake Eyes. This new film explores the origins of the titular character before he put on his iconic black mask and joined the side of the Joes. Snake Eyes puts Crazy Rich Asians’ heartthrob Henry Golding as a loner who is welcomed into the illustrious Arashikage clan after saving the life of the clan’s heir apparent, Tommy (Andrew Koji).
The film is action-packed, delivering exciting fight sequences from skilled martial artists. Golding previously praised Kenji Tanigaki for his fight coordination, and it pays off in the final product.
The story also elaborates on the origin of the character, his family, and his connection to the Arashikage and Tommy aka Storm Shadow. We spoke with Golding, Koji, and Haruka Abe, who plays the original character, Akiko, about their fighting sequences as well as their journeys through the film and as members of the Arashikage.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding 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 HIM 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, HIS honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, the film also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.
Snake Eyes is in theaters now!