'Warrior' Star Andrew Koji Joins 'G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes' Opposite Henry Golding
The "G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes" spinoff has found a new "Warrior" to add to the mix.
Andrew Koji, the star of Cinemax's martial arts Western "Warrior," is joining the cast of "G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes. He'll play Storm Shadow opposite "Crazy Rich Asians" breakout Henry Golding, who is set as the titular ninja commando.
In the comic book, Snake Eyes is revealed to be the brother of Storm Shadow, who works for G.I. Joe’s main enemy, Cobra.
The studio has been looking to reboot/revive the franchise, which has spawned two movies, 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and 2013's "G.I Joe: Retaliation." Ray Park played Snake Eyes in both movies.
Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando who first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics' relaunch of the G.I. Joe toy line. He never reveals his face, wears all black, and sometimes carries out missions with pet wolf Timber. He has a romantic relationship with fellow team member Scarlett and his nemesis is blood brother ninja Storm Shadow.
Robert Schwentke (two of the "Divergent" movies) is on board to direct the spinoff film.