Anyone’s guess outside the studio circuit is as good as mine at this point regarding what lies ahead with a third G.I.Joe film; Murmurs of Dwayne Johnson circling working title, Ever Vigilant, may ring a bell for those keen on recent news over at That Hashtag Show which should keep fans of The Rock amply pleased.
It’s worth noting Hasbro’s recent efforts toward IP expansion on its various properties other than Transformers, and we’ve yet to hear more than what we’ve been given with respect to current scripting and development efforts. Clearly they’ve got their work cut out for them, although that’s not stopping them from striking while the iron is hot.
Thus, now comes word of a new G.I. Joe spin-off courtesy of an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit which will focus on key team member, Snake Eyes. Actor, martial artist and comic-con favorite Ray Park (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, X-Men, Accident Man) has prolifically portrayed the role of the silent, black-clad ninja opposite Korean superstar Lee Byung-Hun in the rivaling role of Cobra Commander’s killer elite, Storm Shadow, in both live-action films from Stephen Sommers in 2009, and Jon M. Chu’s 3D-converted hit in 2013 which also saw Johnson’s entrance as Roadblock.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, who penned the latest live-action Beauty And The Beast as well as The Huntsman: Winter’s War and is penning the sequel to Netflix fantasy hybrid, Bright, is circling to write the script with Brian Goldner serving as one of the producers.