By: John M Jerva
July 23rd is still a little less than a month off but anticipation is steadily growing for the newest incarnation of the GI JOE franchise as it’s about to get a massive overhaul with Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins. I love that they’re starting with my favorite character of all time and I’m eagerly awaiting to see how it differs from previous incarnations.
Fans are split on this new take but for the most part, reaction has been positive and it helps that the footage released features some insane action set pieces with stars Henry Golding and Andrew Koji demonstrating their particular set of skills.
More key art has surfaced and this time, the whole cast is assembled and ready for action with the wait almost over. Check out the Arashakage Clan in full effect below!
Say what you will, but I think it looks like a summer action movie good time and regardless of how much the two stars get to actually wear their iconic masks, the fight choreography is looking sublime especially Koji who is channeling his best impression of the famed ninja Storm Shadow.
It’ll also be great to see martial arts sensation Iko Uwais on the big screen again and hopefully he gets utilized to the fullest.
The movie will also be making the rounds this July at ComicCon@Home which is the famed San Diego Comic Con. Lucky fans will be able to see the film first at special screenings.
As we wait patiently for the finished product, take a peek at the extended trailers both domestic and international one more time to properly pump you up.