Snake Eyes Trailer Is Here, And Of Course, There Are Lots Of Sword Fights

Find out the origin story of GI Joe's friendly neighborhood ninja.


In the long history of GI Joe, no member of the team's elite force is more mysterious than their resident ninja Snake Eyes. Well, the veil is about to be lifted with the upcoming July 23 movie Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins, and the first trailer has finally arrived.

Snake Eyes will fight for freedom, where ever there is trouble, and if you're wondering, "How does Cobra-La and Nemesis Enforcer play into this?" you've gone too far, as this movie focuses on where Snake Eyes came from and how he became the ninja everyone knows and loves. This trailer contains a lot of what you'd expect: sword fights, fist fights, and high-octane action. However, since this is an origin story, here's one thing you probably didn't think about: Snake Eyes can talk. Check it out below.

Henry Golding (Rich Crazy Asians) plays the titular ninja who is welcomed into the Arashikage--an ancient Japanese clan. In Japan, Snake Eyes learns the way of the ninja warrior, but he is challenged after secrets from his past are revealed. We'll finally learn how Snake Eyes became mute. Was it a vow of silence, because Zartan shot him in the neck, from shrapnel from an exploding helicopter, or a sword fight? Seriously, those are all supposed reasons he doesn't talk through various pieces of media throughout the years.

A few other of your favorite characters from the classic cartoon series pop up in the new film as well. Snake Eyes starts Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, and Samara Weaving as Scarlett, but there's also Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta, and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.

Snake Eyes is directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife) featuring a script from Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Unholy) and Anna Waterhouse (Race) & Joe Shrapnel.

Originally, Snake Eyes was to be released in October 2020, but like most movies the past year, it was also delayed because of COVID-19. It originally went into production in January 2020--two months before the pandemic.

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