The G.I. Joe Movie "Snake Eyes" Has Wrapped Filming in Japan
The star of the G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes says the film will "blow everyone's socks off."
We don't know many details about the upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff movie Snake Eyes just yet, other than that it will tell the origin story of the title character, who was played by Nicolas Cage in the 1998 film Snake Eyes and will be played by Henry Golding in this 2020 iteration. The new Snake Eyes movie, which is set to hit theaters on Oct. 23, just wrapped filming in Japan this week and Golding took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate with a photo of a slate from the film covered in signatures from the cast and crew.
"What a crew we had, Vancouver and Japan, you were unstoppable," he wrote in the caption. "Thank you for the dedication, this film is going to blow everyone's socks off."
It's been seven years since the last movie in the franchise, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, was released in 2013. And on Instagram, Golding promised the new movie "will excite new and old fans alike."
In an interview with MTV News in January, he said: "We want to do justice to the old-time fans, but we want to create a new following as well. We want to have the ability to inspire a 10 year old in 2020 to love this franchise and reinvigorate it."
The new Snake Eyes movie also stars Samara Weaving as counter-intelligence officer Scarlett. On Feb. 25, Weaving posted an image of the red-haired, crossbow-wielding Scarlett with the caption, "That’s a wrap on #SnakeEyes🐍Yo, Joe 💪🏽."
While not all of the characters have been announced, we do know that Úrsula Corberó has been cast as the The Baroness and Andrew Koji will be playing Storm Shadow, both of whom are characters aligned with G.I. Joe's nemesis, Cobra.
In December, Golding told Entertainment.ie that the movie "is absolutely insane, a phenomenal conception of [director] Robert Schwentke." He added that Snake Eyes is "a character that was never able to express himself, so this is the first time where I think people will be drawn to [him] as a character rather than a weapon."