With Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins debuting in theaters this weekend, Henry Golding is on a promo tour for the film.
Yesterday he took part in a behind-the-scenes panel discussion at this year’s all-virtual San Diego [email protected].
Golding said the movie is all about teasing out the origins not only of Snake Eyes himself, but also his longstanding antagonism with Storm Shadow (played by Andrew Koji).
“The relationship between Snake and Storm has alway been one of the most iconic,” said Golding. “One minute, they’re brothers; the next minute, they’re adversaries,” adding that Paramount’s deep dive into their shared backstory will finally answer a lot of questions creator Larry Hama never got to explore in the comics.
Billed as an origin story that sets up a personal character arc for Snake Eyes before introducing wider elements of the G.I.Joe universe (and yes, that means Cobra!),
Golding’s hero starts down the path toward becoming a deadly ninja warrior after saving the life of his future nemesis, Storm Shadow.
Joining with the cloistered Japanese circle known as Arashikage, he begins to discover long-guarded secrets that challenge the limits of his world view — and could even end up testing the limits of his own honor.
Directed by Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, Red), Snake Eyes also stars Úrsula Corberó (Baroness), Samara Weaving (Scarlett), Haruka Abe (Akiko), Tahehiro Hira (Kenta), Andrew Koji (Storm Shadow), and Iko Uwais (Hard Master).