Looks like Henry Golding is the talk of the town. Right after crazy rich asians, he is the man of the hour.
According to several reports, he is ready to take the lead in G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes, an upcoming spin-off for Paramount and Hasbro’s G.I. movie franchise.
Snake Eyes was portrayed by Ray Park, the guy behind Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I, in both 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The character, a trained ninja commando, never revealed his face with his all-black suit and never really spoke. Throughout G.I. Joe canon, Snake Eyes sometimes embarked on missions with Timber, his pet wolf, while Storm Shadow, another ninja, was his nemesis.
Golding will next appear in The Last Christmas opposite Emilia Clarke and the action-comedy The Gentleman with Matthew McConaughey.
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura for Hasbro, the new film hails from Paramount Pictures and Allspark Pictures in association with Skydance.