Snake Eyes star Henry Golding promises GI Joe spin off will be "authentic"

Amy West
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Snake Eyes star Henry Golding has assured fans that the new G.I. Joe spin-off will be authentic.

In the upcoming action film, the Crazy Rich Asians actor portrays the titular masked ninja, taking over from Ray Park, who played him in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (RED), it promises to explore the character's motivations and get to the heart of who he really is, as well "his journey as a person."

Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images

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"Robert is a huge Japanese cinephile, everything from [Akira] Kurosawa to just the phenomenal Spaghetti Westerns of samurai movies," Golding recently told Entertainment Weekly while promoting his new gay drama Monsoon.

"He is so hooked into that history and we see some of those scenes. With some of the fight scenes, there are some chimbara sequences. A lot of attention to cultural detail was put into this movie," he continued.

"There are not a lot of movies that are allowed to film in Japan and we went to some amazing, amazing places. The authenticity is there."

Back in August, Golding took to Twitter to share that he had finally seen the film in its entirety and that it left him "literally grinning from ear to ear."

"Just saw [Snake Eyes]... Holy hell," he tweeted out. "This is the exact opposite of the cookie cutter, super people movies. Wow. You guys are in for something insane, I can't wait for you all to get your mits on this beast. Yowzers!!!!"

Snake Eyes is expected to be released sometime in 2021.

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