Snake Eyes (2021 film)

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Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
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Official logo
Directed byRobert Schwentke
Produced by
Written byEvan Spiliotopoulos
Based onSnake Eyes
by Hasbro
Music byMartin Todsharow
CinematographyBojan Bazelli
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 22, 2021 (2021-10-22)
CountryUnited States

Snake Eyes (subtitled G.I. Joe Origins) is an upcoming American superhero film[2][3] and spin-off of the G.I. Joe film series directed by Robert Schwentke. Henry Golding portrays the main character, replacing Ray Park, while Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Steven Allerick and Peter Mensah are starring in supporting roles.

Snake Eyes was initially scheduled for release in 2020, but was postponed to October 22, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The film serves as an origin story of the character Snake Eyes.


Additionally, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira and Steven Allerick have been cast in undisclosed roles.



It was announced in May 2018 that the next installment of the G.I. Joe franchise would be a prequel, chronicling the origins of the character Snake Eyes.[4] In December, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that Ray Park, who had played the character in the previous films, would not reprise his role for this film.[5] Robert Schwentke was set as director that same month.[6]


In August 2019, Henry Golding was cast to star in the title role, with Andrew Koji cast as Storm Shadow.[7][8] In September, Iko Uwais entered negotiations to join the film as Hard Master, and Úrsula Corberó was cast as Baroness.[9][10] Uwais was confirmed in October, with Haruka Abe, Samara Weaving and Takehiro Hira added to the cast.[11][12] Steven Allerick was announced as part of the cast in December.[13] On Golding's Instagram post, it shows that Peter Mensah with the cast as he joined the movie.[14][15]


Filming began on October 15, 2019 in Vancouver and was expected to continue until December 9.[16] Filming moved to Japan on January 10, 2020.[17][18] Filming wrapped on February 26, 2020.[19]


Snake Eyes is scheduled for release on October 22, 2021 in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX.[20][21] It was originally scheduled for release on March 27, 2020,[22] before being delayed to October 16,[23] and then a week later to October 23, 2020.[24] The film was then removed from the release schedule on July 27 due to nationwide theater closures in the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[25] Paramount later rescheduled the film for October 22, 2021.[26]


In May 2020 it was reported that a follow-up movie is in development, with a script co-written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, and Henry Golding reprising his role as Snake Eyes. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will return as producer, while the project will be a joint-venture production between Paramount Pictures, Entertainment One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Di Bonaventura Pictures.[27]


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  14. ^ Silver Optimus (January 17, 2020). "Peter Mensah Joins The Cast Of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins?". Hiss Tank.
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  19. ^ "..and THAT, is a principal wrap on Snake Eyes lady's and gents ❤️🐍". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  20. ^ LeBlanc, Wesley (29 August 2020). "Snake Eyes Delayed to 2021". IGN. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
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  27. ^ "New G.I. Joe Movie in the Works With 'Seberg' Writers (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.

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