Legendary SNAKE EYES Creator Larry Hama Featured in Anime Expo Light this Saturday, July 3rd!

By: John M Jerva

This is something pretty cool for all GI JOE and SNAKE EYES fans out there as legendary comic book maestro Larry Hama, who is responsible for creating the Marvel Comics version of GI Joe and most importantly Snake Eyes, will be featured in a live interview tomorow where he’ll be talking about creating the iconic popular characters as well as the new movie that is set to hit inh a few weeks. To add even more awesomeness for fans, there will also be exclusive content from the film including behind the scenes footage. Check out the official press release below!

Legendary GI Joe Creator Larry Hama


Legendary Comic Book Artist and G.I. Joe Creator, Larry Hama featured at Anime Expo Lite

Paramount Pictures and Anime Expo Lite will be presenting an exclusive SNAKE EYES: G.I JOE ORIGINS interview with Larry Hama on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Registered ticketholders will have access to the livestream.

In the interview with “Nerd Reactor” Founder and Editor John Nguyen, Hama discusses the origin of Snake Eyes, his rivalry with Storm Shadow, and these characters coming to life on film. The presentation also features special content from the film and behind-the-scenes footage.

Hama is a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.” He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra.

Anime Expo Lite is the digital version of Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America! Held annually since 1991, AX takes place every July 4th weekend, and has been in Los Angeles since 2008. Anime Expo Lite’s virtual event dates will be July 3-4, 2021. Content from the event will be available to watch on-demand from July 5 through July 16, 2021.

Follow @snakeeyesmovie for more information about how to see Snake Eyes when it premieres in your city.


Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Skydance Present

In Association with Hasbro

A di Bonaventura Pictures Production

A Robert Schwentke Film



Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.


Robert Schwentke


David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jeff G. Waxman, Greg Mooradian


Brian Goldner, Erik Howsam, p.g.a., Lorenzo di Bonaventura, p.g.a.


Hasbro’s G.I. JOE® Characters


Evan Spiliotopoulos


Evan Spiliotopoulos and Anna Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel


Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Peter Mensah with Iko Uwais

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It’s no secret that Larry Hama is a comic book god to me and he’s singularly responsible for creating the modernized version of GI JOE that we all know today. He essentially created an epic universe with these characters and they have truly stood the test of time.

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, by all means immerse yourself in all things Snake Eyes with the official teaser and extended trailer as well as the featurettes that delve deeper into the mythology of these iconic characters that we grew up with!

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