According to Deadline, The Expanse actor Steven Allerick has joined the cast of the upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes, in which he will play the father of the titular ninja assassin.
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Allerick joins a cast that currently includes Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) in the title role, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) as Scarlett, Ursula Corbero (Snatch) as The Baroness, and Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Storm Shadow.
Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake-Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit.
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The spinoff will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED, R.I.P.D.) from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulous (Bright 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), who is currently working on the script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner will produce.
Snake Eyes is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 16, 2020.