Does Snake Eyes Have A Post-Credits Scene: The GI Joe Movie's Ending Explained
The new Snake Eyes movie sets up a GI Joe franchise. But what happens after the credits roll and what does it mean or the future?
GI Joe is back! Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins is in theaters now, relaunching the long-running franchise on the big screen. If you want to know more about the film, make sure to check out GameSpot's Snake Eyes review. Obviously, the movie centers on the fan-favorite ninja from the original animated series, played by Henry Golding. However, a lot of seeds are planted for a larger GI Joe movie universe--including a hint at what could come in the next film.
So, did Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins have a post-credits scene? And what does the ending mean for the future of the franchise? Warning: The following contains spoilers for the movie, so if you haven't seen it, stop reading now.
Instead of a post-credits scene, Snake Eyes has a short mid-credits scene. In it, Tommy Arashikage (Andrew Koji) is preparing for takeoff in a private jet, after leaving his clan and swearing to one day kill Snake Eyes. On the jet, he finds none other than Cobra's second-in-command Baroness (Úrsula Corberó) approaching him with an offer to join their organization. While he doesn't outright accept, he does rechristen himself as Storm Shadow. Of course, anyone who knows the GI Joe franchise even a little bit knew where this was going, but watching him embrace his villainous alter ego was exciting.
Just prior to that scene, Snake Eyes--who is held in high regard by the Arashikage clan after the defeat of the villainous Kenta (Takehiro Hira)--tells Akiko (Haruka Abe) that he's off to track down Tommy and set things right between them. As he's preparing to do so, GI Joe member Scarlett (Samara Weaving) reveals to him that his own father was a Joe, which explains why he was targeted and killed by Cobra. Additionally, the Joes want Snake Eyes to join their ranks.
While he doesn't accept the invitation yet, he clearly will. First, though, his search for the newly reborn Storm Shadow must begin. As one final gift from the Arashikage clan, a new suit is bestowed upon him. It's the faceless Snake Eyes suit fans know and love--the first time he dons it in the entire film. Still, while chances are we'll see him in it a lot more in future movies, it's doubtful that the character is going to be the silent, faceless warrior as he's classically portrayed.
Now start making the next movie already, Paramount! Snake Eyes is in theaters now.
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