Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura explains why Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins it will not incorporate the canonical muteness of the character. The action thriller is directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The film stars Henry Golding in the title role alongside Andrew Koji as future friend Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Iko Uwais as Hard Master, and Peter Mensah as Blind Master.
Live action G.I. Joe The film franchise began in 2009 with Rise of the Cobra, which received generally negative reviews but was a sufficient box office success to mark a sequel, Retaliation, which received similarly low reviews but solid box office figures. After years of trying to figure out how to move the series forward, Paramount chose to take a page from the playbook of its other Hasbro franchise. Transformers and make an origin story for a fan-favorite character that acts as a soft reboot for the series. Although production was completed before the pandemic, Snake Eyes ran into multiple launch delays due to COVID-19. Now, with a month to go, anticipation is building for the movie.
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The franchise producer di Bonaventura recently spoke with Empire to break down the full official trailer of the long-awaited Snake Eyes. While discussing a series of behind-the-scenes decisions during its development, di Bonaventura confirmed that Snake Eyes will not be silent in the film, but is hopeful to revisit the concept later. Read what di Bonaventura said below:
“Snake’s injury and his speech problem would show up in the next movie, if we’re lucky enough to. But make a movie with Snake Eyes on it and not have him in the costume? It would have killed us the Fans! The question was , how to have more fun with him. This was the human exploration, not the guy in the suit, in a sense, so we keep the suit until he has earned it as a character.
Since the first trailer and trailer, many have pointed to the fact that Golding’s portrayal of the character is neither afraid to speak nor unable to speak in the film. With the movie acting as an origin story for the character, it certainly makes sense to see him able to speak when he didn’t go speechless on the source material until shortly after joining GI Joe. Although it has not been confirmed if the military unit will appear in the film, the inclusion of Cobra in the first trailer does help establish the future path of the franchise.
Save the injury and the hero’s speech problems for a follow-up Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins It is also a smart move to attract the public. Allowing audiences to better connect with Golding and his portrayal of the character before it becomes a commando establishes a better path of character development and connection for newcomers to the series. With only a month to go until the film’s release, only time will tell if fans respond better to a talkative Snake Eyes or a quiet one.
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- Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (2021)Release date: July 23, 2021
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