Following confirmation that Paramount Pictures' Snake Eyes spinoff movie will be an origin story, a new report suggests the solo movie revolving around G.I. Joe's resident ninja will focus on his training with the Arashikage Clan in Japan.
According to That Hashtag Show, the film will detail Snake Eyes as a young adult traveling to the Asian continent after becoming a street brawler in Peru. There, he will reportedly train with Thomas, aka Storm Shadow, his brother-in-arms before he broke bad and joined the evil Cobra organization.
The film is said to be eyeing Snake Eye's three Arashikage masters from the original comics and cartoons -- the Hard Master, Soft Master and Blind Master -- as he entertains an offer from Storm Shadow's brother, Kenta, to join a rival ninja clan called the Kurayami. It's believed this new clan will factor into a terrorist alliance with Cobra, thus putting Snake Eyes on the path to becoming a Joe, and quite possibly setting up the accident which will see him lose his voice in battle. Kenta is said to be an original character created for the film.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Hollywood blockbuster franchise without a love interest, and the report also states Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow will be involved in a love triangle with a soldier named Akita, who works for the Arashikage and has a long history in the comics with both warriors.
The Snake Eyes origin film will be released in March 2020. It will be directed by Robert Schwentke (Insurgent, Allegiant) from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast).