Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is silently and stealthily shifting its method out of a 2020 movie trade schedule that’s been snakebit by the COVID cobra.
Studio Paramount, which is partnering with property homeowners Hasbro Toys to supply, has set a brand new launch date for Snake Eyes, shifting it to October 22, 2021. The movie, a prequel meant to relaunch the G.I. Joe movie franchise, might be shifted again a complete 12 months (save for a day,) from its initially scheduled premiere of October 23, 2020.
The discharge date shift for Snake Eyes mirrors Paramount’s most up-to-date pandemic-pushed launch dates, particularly the year-long 2021 shifts dealt to Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place II. But, it was hardly shocking, particularly since a a late-July call about Hasbro’s quarterly earnings initially revealed the cancelation of the 2020 date, however stopped in need of revealing the brand new date. Now, the businesses appear to have concluded that its long-set fall 2020 premiere is now not insulated from the harmful attain of the pandemic, whilst theaters are actually slowly reopening.
Snake Eyes will manifest as a solo outing targeted on the enduring silent black-clad commando and ninja of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: A Actual American Hero three ¾” toy line relaunch of the 1980s and ’90s. The character, a heroic member of the G.I. Joe workforce, is arguably probably the most well-known of the franchise, final seen on the massive display screen as a darkish, silent whirlwind of martial arts mastery in 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation, performed by Star Wars Darth Maul actor Ray Park (pictured above). This movie, nonetheless, will see the title character performed by Loopy Wealthy Asians’ Henry Golding, this time mask-less and set to depict the eventually-disfigured and muted character’s tragic backstory, alongside together with his complicated relationship with eventual fellow Joe member Scarlett (Samara Weaving) and—one other franchise A-lister—white-clad ninja frenemy Storm Shadow (Andrew Koji).