The fictional universe of GI Joe that was projected through a span of almost 155 comics in total and a popular animated series that ran 2 seasons for nearly 100 episodes between the years 1983 and 1986 and became a classic 80’s toon show, has a base of fan-following and positive reviewers that is almost incomparable to how the movies have been received.
A history of the GI Joe movie franchise
The first film went into talks for development in the year 2003, but unfortunately, the United States launched the Iraq invasion in March of the same year. Due to this, Hasbro, on which the GI Joe toys, comics, and media franchises are based, suggested adapting Transformers instead. The first film was subsequently released in 2009 and since then, 3 movies have been added to the franchise.
What was Snake Eyes all about?
Snakes Eyes was intended to be a reboot of the G.I. Joe movie series which was a far cry from successful since they only made double of their spending budget and making 1.5 to 2 times than your budget is needed to just break even. We saw Henry Golding, who gained huge fame after portraying the role of Nicky Young in the 2018 rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, starring as the lead man Snake Eyes. The movie explores the origins of the G.I. Joe universe. What came as a surprise to critics and fans alike was the fact that our masked, silent, and mysterious ninja-hero Snake Eyes was actually seen talking in the movie and there was no mask on his face whatsoever. The reason behind this is that the movie is portraying the story before Snake Eyes got into that helicopter crash shown in the comics which caused severe burn damages on his face and destroyed his vocal cords. In essence, we are getting to know the Snake Eyes before he lost his voice. We see Snake Eyes transitioning from a traumatized young boy who becomes an orphan when his father is murdered to growing into an extremely efficient and talented martial artist who is driven by the desire to avenge his father’s death.
Will we see a Snake Eyes 2?
Since the movie did not receive the huge breakthrough its production house Paramount was hoping for, seeing a sequel depends a lot on how well viewers receive the movie and if the movie manages to make a box-office earning that surpasses its budget of 88 million dollars and earn decent profits. According to Ricky Valero from Fansided, if the movie makes a hundred million dollars through a worldwide audience, we can see the prospects for the approval of a sequel. As far as the potential plot for a sequel goes, the movie has left several spaces to explore a story that has the capacity to produce a sequel. We can either see a sequel of the Snake Eyes story or a movie that explores the origins of another G.I. Joe character. There have been talks however of developing several scripts for the next installment in the Snake Eyes series.
Also, a standalone TV series for the character Lady Jaye is at works in Amazon.