After the 2013s GI Joe: Retaliation, all your favorite Joe and Cobra toys were put back in a box. Eeight years later only a few come back in the hope that when the rest follow, it will be in the long run. Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins opens this weekend and held in anticipation the opening panel at Comic-Con @ Home 2021.
Several stars from the film, including Snake Eyes himself, Henry Golding, Andrew Koji (Storm Shadow), Samara Weaving (Scarlett), and others jumped on YouTube to talk about the movie and advertise fan-only screenings of the film two days early.
“Of course the action,” Golding said when asked what he was excited about fans seeing in the film. “[Also] the creation of the iconic relationship between Snake and Storm Shadow, but also the launch of this entire franchise. “When we talk about the relationship between the two warriors, GI Joe cartoonist Larry Hama explained how this film compliments work he performed decades ago. “[The film] gives you a deeper sense of who both of these characters are because they are both two sides of the same coin, ”he said. But also, “[It shows] a new dimension of [Snake Eyes] character that could not exist when he was faceless and voiceless. ”
Exactly. Most people know Snake Eyes from comics, TV shows, and previous movies as a faceless, often brusque character, but this movie is beginning to examine how he gets to that point. That means it mostly focuses on his story, with only a few GI Joes sneaking in. The is the most important among them is Scarlett, played by Weaving. When I was asked what it was like to be GI Joe’s representative in this story, she said it was “very nervouscrunchy, very exciting, very scary, but in the end very, very cool.”
And in the end it is what fans want out of this movie. See the whole panel (which honestly is very good-produced, which bodes well for the rest of Comic-Con @Home 2021) below.
Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins opens Friday. Read our interview with the two stars here and came back Thursday for our review.
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