The first words spoken in the latest trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins are “Fish boy!” which is not exactly an auspicious start. But this trailer has a lot more to offer than the brief first teaser, including a little bit of story and longer glimpses at some other G.I. Joe characters who turn up in Snake Eyes’ movie.
When Snake Eyes (Crazy Rich Asians‘ Henry Golding) saves the life of a friend and colleague (Andrew Koji), he’s brought into a world he never expected: the ancient Arashikage order of ninja warriors who bring peace to the world.
Koji (Warrior) and Golding make a great team; this trailer kind of had me from the minute they go back to back against a roomful of opponents. The emphasis seems to be on making Snake Eyes accessible to those who don’t have a deep G.I. Joe background, which is wise—especially is this is part of a larger G.I. Joe world domination plan that includes the in-development Lady Jaye series.
Here’s the official summary:
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.
Snake Eyes opens in theaters on July 23rd.