On Sunday night, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for the upcoming Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins movie. The film teases a completely different take on the character from the iconic franchise, looking into his origin story. After the trailer hit the Internet, Snake Eyes star Henry Golding offered his analysis on what fans saw in the video and on what they should expect from the movie.
“It’s the hero’s quest,” he said. “Every great hero has a quest, Snake Eyes is no different. We really truly peel back the layers of who we know as Snake Eyes, the weapon, the operator, the killing machine, or whatever you want to call him. Who he truly is is behind the mask is a man and a man who’s made decisions, gone through journeys, been through the wringer to get to where he is. And that’s what we see with this film. We start right at the beginning, we see who he is when he’s broken, when he’s at his lowest, and how he rises to the challenge.”
You can watch the full Snake Eyes trailer breakdown in the player below.
The movie will also feature Tommy, a.k.a. Storm Shadow, exploring the relationship between the titular hero and his long-time frenemy.
“We go into probably one of the most iconic relationships in the G.I. Joe universe,” he added. “It’s Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, and how complex it is. One minute they’re fighting against each other, the next minute they’re fighting with each other. To be able to understand where that is derived from, we need to go back to the beginning and see why that bond is so strong and why that brotherly sort of love existed in the first place.”
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins will hit theaters on July 23.
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