Beloved G.I. JOE Character SNAKE EYES Is Getting His Own Movie

Yeah, sure, why not.

It's been a while since Paramount did anything with their G.I. Joe franchise, but it looks like they're ready to get back in the game: according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio's moving forward with a G.I. Joe spin-off based around "popular character" Snake Eyes, the silent, masked, sword-carrying assassin who we can only assume was featured in previous G.I. Joe movies.

Screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has entered negotiations to pen the script, and if that name sounds familiar it's because we just learned Spiliotopoulos was also recently hired to write the screenplay for the questionably-anticipated Bright 2

According to the Internet Movie Database™ (slogan: "Where Actors Write Their Own Embarrassing Bios!"), Snake Eyes has appeared in both of the previous G.I. Joe movies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), where he was played by Darth Maul himself, Ray Park. THR doesn't say anything about Park returning for this spin-off, though we suppose that wouldn't be entirely necessary given that the character is silent, wears a mask, and also because most people couldn't tell you who played Snake Eyes in the G.I. Joe movies to begin with.

Nothing further to report at this time, but - as you can imagine - the entire BMD staff is overwhelmed with excitement at the idea of a G.I. Joe spin-off movie, so we'll keep you informed as further updates roll in.

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