Henry Golding has assured “GI Joe” fans that “Snake Eyes” will not disappoint.
The 34-year-old actor stars in the action spin-off, which was originally due to be released in March 2020 but has been postponed until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, as a lone fighter who joins a Japanese gang of ninjas and eventually becomes one Superhero and he’s confident that newbies to the show will enjoy it as much as true followers.
He told Entertainment Tonight, “It’s literally going to blow people away. It’s made of a different material than we’ve seen before, and I think starting the new GI Joe universe is the best way to do this to do.”
“I mean, I’m so excited to see it.
“It took a long time, and you know, that’s the way it is with movies. We wanted to make sure we had the fans and that the existing fans would love it as much as the new fans.”
The star, who was nominated for Best Actor at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, said the hardest part of the role is becoming “the man inside” and mentally addressing the character’s problems.
He added, “It’s the thinking, it’s the issues that he has to deal with during his trip, which is the most interesting part.”
The Crazy Rich Asians star said the purpose of the film was to capture the “essence” of what fans wanted to see in the film.
He said, “Myself and Robert Schwentke, the director, we really tried to get the essence of what people wanted from a Snake Eyes movie. Not just kickass ninjas, but the heart too.”