Henry Golding confirms Snake Eyes reshoots are currently underway
Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Henry Golding took to Instagram to confirm that he’s currently back on the set of Paramount Pictures’ Snake Eyes to start filming the reshoots for the upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff. This comes over seven months since the film completed its principal photography in Japan. In his Instagram story, which you can check out below, Golding gave fans an update by assuring them that all precautions are being taken for the start of production.
Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins has been rescheduled four times due to the ongoing pandemic. It is currently set to arrive in theaters later this year on October 22 which puts the film up against Edgar Wright’s long-delayed horror film Last Night in Soho.
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.
The film stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as the titular ninja assassin, Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais (The Raid, Stuber) as Hard Master, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist) as Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Takehiro Hira as Kenta and Steven Allerick (The Expanse) as the father of Snake Eyes.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is directed by Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulous (Bright 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) with Jeff Waxman, Erik Howsam, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger serving as executive producers. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner are also producers on the film.