The next G.I. Joe movie, a solo spinoff centering around Snake Eyes, finally has a time frame for starting production, and the movie might give a voice to the titular character.
During Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura gave SlashFilm and update on the status of the film which is now more likely beginning to film late summer or early fall.
SLASH FILM: When does Snake Eyes start?
DI BONAVENTURA: We probably start late summer, early fall.
Lorenzo also gave a little bit away suggesting that Snake Eyes will indeed speak for a period of time in the origin film.
SLASH FILM: Are you going to be able to keep him silent as the star of a film?
DI BONAVENTURA: [LAUGHS] I’m not going to spoil that one. I will say this. Part of the opportunity of going back is to discover who is this guy. For me, I’m most interested in seeing it as an origin story. If you see it as an origin story, you do get to see him speak for X period of time.
Reports say Snake Eyes is aiming for a March 2020 release date. It’s directed by Robert Schwentke of the Divergent sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant. The film will follow Snake Eyes’ journey to Japan for training and him eventually joining the G.I. Joe team.