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First Look: G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes Revealed!

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March 20, 2008
Source: hisstank.com

First Look: G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes

We've been anxiously awaiting our first glimpse of anything from the upcoming G.I. Joe movie and it's finally here! The G.I. Joe fansite hisstank.com has got their hands on the first costumed photo of Snake Eyes, played by Ray Park. The photo below is not CGI, that is an actual photo of the costume that Ray wears in the movie. We confirmed directly with Paramount that this is 100% real. Check this out and let us know what you think. I've been excited for G.I. Joe from the start, but I want to know if this is finally getting everyone else excited, too!

Snake Eyes

Another second photo has been released that is very similar to the original image seen to the right below.

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes originalSnake Eyes is a mysterious character with little known about his background or identity, beyond that he holds the rank of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (E-7). Hasbro has released over 30 different versions of the character since its original debut in 1982. The "ninja master" is known for his stealth like movements and extensive knowledge of multiple forms of martial arts, and is usually always masked and wearing complete black. You can see an example of Snake Eyes from the action figure line to the right for comparison.

Snake Eyes is being played by Ray Park, known for his performances as the acrobatic Darth Maul and Toad in the first X-Men. He is in a way like Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) or Doug Jones (Abe Sapien, Silver Surfer), who best perform physically and beneath a costume. The reason why he's always cast for these kind of roles is because he holds a second degree black belt in Wushu and came in second place at the 1995 world championships.

G.I. Joe is directed by Stephen Sommers (Deep Rising, The Mummy, Van Helsing) and written by both Stuart Beattie and Skip Woods. The movie arrives in theaters on August 7th, 2009.

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments

1

Oh meh gawd... i just came... this movie is still gonna be suck... but this looks really awesome.

CSpuppydog on Mar 20, 2008

2

Wasn't excited about this movie till just now!

Benjamin Reubenstein on Mar 20, 2008

3

Awesome! They got the right guy for this part!!

Spider on Mar 20, 2008

4

Heck yes.

Joseph on Mar 20, 2008

5

I'll be damned it's spot on. Still not feelin the whole movie so far, but that pic is badass.

PimpSlapStick on Mar 20, 2008

6

I concur...this is a step in the right direction, but i'm still skeptical. hopefully McG will continue with the use of the original costumes, rather than they way Michael Bay revamped Transformers.

Matt Suhu on Mar 20, 2008

7

Cool. Not too excited and I don't think I ever will be though I still will probably end up seeing it.

Ryan on Mar 20, 2008

8

McG? I thought it was the Mummy director making this film. If McG was directing I wouldn't even see that movie for free.

PimpSlapStick on Mar 20, 2008

9

Stephen Sommers is a hack. Van Helsing was the worst thing I've seen in my entire life, and he should be dragged into the street and shot for offending our sensibilities like that. He's going to ruin this movie.

John on Mar 20, 2008

10

Van Helsing, The Mummy & Deep Rising. That's a huge buzzkill aint it? I sure hope this Sommers does not ruin the first live action G.I. Joe that we have all been thirting for. What a shame & a sin that would be. God be with you, Stephen Sommers, if you fu*k this up!

Sinner on Mar 20, 2008

11

sorry...i was thinking of Terminator 4. you're right, it's Sommers.

Matt Suhu on Mar 20, 2008

12

Just a heads up, Snake Eyes wasn't always in "all black". Back in the late 80's, a 12 inch figure came out where his costume was comprised of blue, gray, and black.

Brian Butler on Mar 20, 2008

13

Well I love the look but I still think ray is too short to be Snake Eyes. All I care about is getting CC and Destro right.

JoeJoe on Mar 20, 2008

14

SWEET! I'm so looking forward to this!

Rob G on Mar 20, 2008

15

the whole GI Joe premise for a movie is pretty lame....cant see what it is going to have to offer...except Ray Park...an absolutely fabulous martial artist with a style all his own... worth seeing just for his action shots....

cornholio_by_the_sea on Mar 20, 2008

16

I want to see Storm Shadow before I make any sweeping judgments on the film. Showing Snake Eyes standing off against him would be classic. That would definitely light a fire for this film.

booger on Mar 21, 2008

17

thats spot on looks just like him, this movie could be fun like transformers.

Curtis on Mar 21, 2008

18

AHHHHHHHH, look its TOAD.... haha.. sorry just had to point that out.. Ray Park is a badass... this was a GREAT casting

Dusty on Mar 21, 2008

19

He def looks WAY better w/out the suicide-bomber vest. Makes him look fat-ass, not bad-ass.

Django Joe on Mar 21, 2008

20

omg that picture's awesome. Even if this movie sucks I'll still watch it, just cause I miss the good old days of GI Joe.

Alfredo on Mar 21, 2008

21

I think I'll be worth watching GIJOE just because of Ray Park!

Reiem on Apr 25, 2008

22

Why the hell was Ray Park cast as Toad? Sure!! Toad the comic book character should be played by Ray Park in a movie. But the Toad the movie character just walked on walls (special effects) and used a CGI tongue.

Chris Arndt on Apr 30, 2008

23

G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes is back,But G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes he Rules, The "ninja master" is known for his stealth like movements and extensive knowledge of multiple forms of martial arts, and is usually always masked and wearing complete black. You can see an example of Snake Eyes from the action figure line to the right for comparison. G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes JUST TWO SWEET...................

Mauricio M. on Sep 28, 2008

24

Why do a lot of people think that he is fat? Remember, he's 10 years older now than he was in Star Wars. I think he'd be a great Snake Eyes.

CC on Jan 10, 2009

25

hey this movie is'nt gunna suck....STOP BEING SO NEGITIVE PEOPLE.....i may not think much of G.I JOE but i personelly think this movies gunna top it off....so what if most of the other cartoon movies stunk G.I. JOE'S supposed to be for kids....on another note stop being a movie hater PimpSlapStick....i don't like it when people hate for no right reson....i'm not a movie hater so why in the world are you ???

snake eyes on Mar 1, 2009

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