8.23.2019

Andrew Koji to star as Storm Shadow in 'Snake Eyes'

'Warrior' star will play Snake Eyes' arch enemy in G.I. Joe spinoff.



Because you can't have a Snake Eyes without a Storm Shadow. Andrew Koji, star of Cinemax's Warrior, will play the ninja Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes. He'll star opposite Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding, who'll play the title role as Snake Eyes.

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Directed by Robert Schwentke, from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, the story will reportedly center on Snake Eyes' origins where he tries to join a clan of shadowy ninja assassins.



Storm Shadow, like Snake Eyes, was created by Marvel Comics writer-editor Larry Hama. He debuted in 1984 in the pages of Marvel's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic series, before appearing that same year in the G.I. Joe animated series produced by Sunbow Entertainment, as well as the Hasbro toy line.

As depicted in the comic books, Storm Shadow is a Japanese American special forces soldier and member of the Arashikage ninja clan, who was once friends with Snake Eyes before becoming his bitter enemy, falling on opposite sides of the conflict between G.I. Joe and the terrorist organization COBRA.

Snake Eyes is currently slated to hit theaters on October 16, 2020.

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