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The G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Spinoff May Have Found It's Lead

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(Variety) “‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Henry Golding is in early talks to star in Paramount’s ‘G.I. Joe’ spinoff, “Snake Eyes,” sources tell Variety.

‘The Captain’ director Robert Schwentke is helming and Brian Goldner is producing. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War,’ penned the script.”

This rules. Call me a sucker, but I thoroughly enjoyed both G.I. Joe movies for what they were. Big action, schlocky dialogue and middle-of-the-road special effects is basically all you need to keep me entertained for 2 hours. Not to mention a guest spot from Brendan Fraser.

Is it sad that I could tell 30 seconds into this clip that the soundtrack was from Marvel’s guy Alan Silvestri? Anyway, this would be a good casting. Golding has been earning most of his paychecks doing RomComs, but I think he did well as a more mysterious character in ‘A Simple Favor’ which was one of my favorite movies of last year. Could he pull that off in a starring role with a character as foreboding as Snake Eyes? I have faith that he can.