Popular G.I. Joe character Snake Eyes is getting his own movie from Paramount Pictures, tentatively entitled Snake Eyes.
Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toyline, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
The character, who dressed in all black, never revealed his face, and never spoke, stood apart from the rest of the military anti-terrorist group and quickly established himself as the most popular. He had a special relationship with Scarlett, for a while the team’s only female member, and sometimes carried out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber. His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of the live action, 2017 blockbuster Disney movie Beauty and the Beast is writing the script.
Paramount has made two Joe movies, 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation, with acrobatic actor Ray Park playing the lead character in both movies.
No word yet on whether or not Ray Park returns for this standalone film.
Stay tuned for more details, including casting and directing updates and the Snake Eyes trailer and poster.