It looks like the G.I. Joe character Snake Eyes is getting his very own spinoff movie from Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. So far, the studio has put out two Joe movies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013, both of which starred Channing Tatum. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appeared in the second film. Since then, Paramount and Hasbro have both been trying to bring the franchise back to life, with reports from last December that G.I. Joe 3 has been set for a March 2020 release.
Snake Eyes, who was portrayed by actor and martial artist Ray Park in both films, first popped up in the 1980s as a silent ninja commando who never spoke, never showed his face, and had a blood brother named Storm Shadow who also happened to be his mortal enemy. Talk about family drama. As one of the most popular characters in the G.I. Joe world, it makes perfect sense for them to go this route. According to ComingSoon, the film would likely also be part of a interconnected universe featuring various Hasbro toy properties including ROM: SpaceKnight, Micronauts, Visionaries and M.A.S.K.
So far, the film is still in the development stages, with The Huntsman: Winter’s War writer Evan Spiliotopoulos, who has also recently signed on to write the sequel to the Netflix film Bright, potentially writing the script. No word on a release date, or even a cast, just yet.