With a tentative release date in October 2021, Snake Eyes–G.I. Joe Origins is a reboot of the Hasbro G.I. Joe movie series (including 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation), intended to be part of a shared universe of features based on Hasbro properties including a host of familiar characters and toys, all coming to the big screen: G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, ROM: Spaceknight, and Micronauts. Snake Eyes–G.I. Joe: Origins will star Henry Golding (The Gentlemen) as Snake Eyes, Andrew Koji (Fast & Furious 6) as Storm Shadow, Samara Weaving (Ready Or Not) as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó (The Broken Crown) as Baroness, and Iko Uwais (Wu Assassins) as Hard Master. While we’re waiting for the next movie, a new one-shot story from IDW Publishing called G.I. Joe: Castle Fall continues with characters drawn to conjure the casting of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
G.I. Joe: Castle Fall stars Lady Jaye, played by Adrianne Palicki in the last film, and Roadblock, who takes center stage in the primary cover art, looking very much like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson has said he would be happy to come back to the movies, but has not yet been identified as having another role in the franchise. This new story, by writer Paul Allor and artist Chris Evenhuis, feels more like the 1980s G.I. Joe animated series than the previous incarnations of of the military strike squad.
Check out this preview of G.I. Joe: Castle Fall, courtesy of IDW Publishing:
Snake Eyes–G.I. Joe Origins, the movie, entered the initial March 2020 premiere spot held by G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, but the pandemic pushed it to October, which replaced the slot for a new Micronauts movie.
The one-shot has a great single cover variant, drawn by Freddie Williams II.
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