Snake Eyes May Get G.I. Joe Spin-Off Movie
The G.I. Joe ninja might get his own film!
Solo Snake Eyes Movie Being Developed!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures is developing a G.I. Joe spin-off centered around the character Snake Eyes. The ninja is played by martial artist Ray Park who also portrayed Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999. Evan Spiliotopoulos, writer of Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War, will pen the script for the Snake Eyes solo movie, with Brian Goldner producing. Based on the character from the Hasbro toyline, Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent and popular characters in G.I. Joe lore. He first appeared in the toy line and Marvel’s G.I. Joe comics in 1982 as a silent ninja commando who never removed his helmet. The ninja villain Storm Shadow is also his blood brother. There's no indication yet if this will be a prequel or sequel to the previous two films featuring the character.
In December of 2015, it was revealed that an interconnected universe was being planned with five nostalgic toy properties under the Hasbro brand, including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM: SpaceKnight. The company also recently acquired Power Rangers from Saban. The new film series will be a joint venture between Paramount and Allspark Pictures under Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman, president and CEO, Hasbro exec vp and chief content officer Stephen Davis and Hasbro head of film development Josh Feldman. The live-action G.I. Joe film franchise was launched in 2009 with Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, starring Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Park, Lee, and Tatum returned for Jon M. Chu's sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, in 2013 which also starred Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and Jonathan Pryce. Collectively, the pair of films have grossed more than $675 million at the worldwide box office.