Having cast the film’s lead earlier this month in Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have now found their Storm Shadow for the upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff movie Snake Eyes.
As revealed by The Wrap, Warrior star Andrew Koji has been cast as the fan favourite ninja assassin – a member of the Arashikage clan and blood brother to Snake Eyes before a bitter falling out between the two sees them becoming sworn enemies.
Storm Shadow previously appeared in Paramount’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, where he was portrayed by Lee Byung-hun.
G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes is being directed by Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast), and will explore the origins of the Joes’ silent commando. It is set for release on October 16th 2020.