G.I. Joe spin-off “Snake Eyes” begins production this fall!

Despite making its big-screen debut back in August 2009 with “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, the “G.I. Joe” franchise has remained seemingly dormant ever since its 2013 sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. However, that is soon set to change in a way that’ll please martial arts fans especially with the upcoming spin-off focused on everyone’s favorite ninja master, “Snake Eyes”, which is set to begin production in Vancouver this fall for a 2021 release.

One of the most popular and mysterious characters of the “G.I. Joe” franchise, Snake Eyes is the Joe’s mute, sword-wielding Ninjutsu master, with an especially bitter rivalry towards Storm Shadow, a fellow ninja assassin in the employ of the nefarious Cobra terrorist group. For the two big-screen “G.I. Joe” films, the role of Snake Eyes would fall to Wushu expert Ray Park, with Lee Byung-hun tackling the part of Storm Shadow.

While not much is known at present regarding what the spin-off has in store for fans of the franchise, it is said to be an origin story of sorts, which would effectively rule out Ray Park from returning to his most iconic non-“Star Wars” role.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Snake Eyes Vs Storm Shadow

While that is an unfortunate trade-off, fans of the character are nonetheless sure to delight at seeing him get to fly solo for the first time, and martial arts fans will definitely want to pay attention to the development of what is sure to be a seriously action-packed, Ninja-themed prequel.

“Snake Eyes” is set to get rolling this fall, hissing at theaters on June 4th, 2021. Stay tuned for more news on the film as it slithers down! Excited for the “Snake Eyes” spin-off – what are your thoughts on the fight action in the previous two “G.I. Joe” movies and who are your favourite “G.I. Joe” characters? Let us know in the comments below; Like, share and join in the conversation with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter & Instagram.  (Get your FULL DOSE OF MO-JOE over at the FUniversity of movie reviews, exclusive interviews, and Top 10’s, check into KFK’s official store for a Ninja’s ransom of exclusive merchandise, and don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube for your daily twist of action!)

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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