Snake Eyes Star wants the sequel to use the classic Storm Shadow cobra costume


Andrew Koji, who plays Storm Shadow in the upcoming Snake Eyes movie, wants to see his character wear his classic toy design in a sequel.

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins star Andrew Koji would love to see his character don his classic Cobra outfit in a sequel. A complete reboot of the GI Joe franchise, Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins, will follow the story of the ninja martial artist, Snake Eyes (Henry Golding), and his friend turned future great rival, Thomas Arashikage, alias Storm Shadow. The film will also feature the villainous organization, Cobra. It will also reveal how Snake Eyes comes to oppose them and why Storm Shadow joins them.

Introduced as part of GI Joe: a true American hero toy line in 1984, the character was one of the most prolific in franchise history. He served both Cobra and GI Joe and was featured in a number of adaptations, including the ’80s animated series and previous live-action movies starring Lee Byung-hun. One of the most defining aspects of the character is his white ninja outfit, which contrasts with the all-black Snake Eyes outfit, which has been a fan favorite since its introduction.

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In an interview with Polygon, Koji has opened up about what he wants to see from Storm Shadow in a sequel. One of the big elements of the character he wants to explore is the traditional Storm Shadow costume, which includes a white mask and a giant red Cobra logo on the outfit. The costume is sleeveless and features a bow and arrows alongside its two katanas. Read what Koji said below:

I would love to see Storm Shadow with his bow and arrows, I would love to see him in his old cobra uniform with the hooded look. That and the sleeveless outfit too, a certain adaptation of that. I know I would like to maintain the quality of his visuals and the quality of his character arc.

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The promotional posters of Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins features Koji wearing a white outfit, but that appears to be a Stage 1 version of the character’s classic appearance. Storm Shadow’s toys also feature a bow and arrows and the classic mask, but it’s possible these will only be added for the toy line-up and not in the movie itself. No masks were featured in any promotional material, which could be an addition to the outfit the character receives at the end of the film. This is similar to GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, which featured the character of Joseph Gordon Levitt who became the villainous Cobra Commander at the end of the film, but his final outfit was very different from the classic costume that was changed for the sequel, GI Joe: Retaliation.

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins is intended to reboot the GI Joe franchise, and it looks like the filmmakers are leaving a lot to explore in a sequel. It remains to be seen what will be the form of the suites. We don’t know if this will be a direct sequel to Snake-eyes or follow another character in the franchise like Cobra Commander, Duke or Lady Jaye. The movie might even be a simple, more traditional GI Joe flick that has an already established character that audiences know, like Snake Eyes, to draw audiences in. There’s also a discussion of GI Joe’s crossover with the Transformers, which also recently rebooted with Bumblebee and the next one Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Hopefully Koji can be a more recognizable version of Storm Shadow afterwards Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins.

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Source: Polygon

  • Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (2021)Release Date: Jul 23, 2021

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