Ray Park Is Snake Eyes in 'G.I. Joe'!

The 'Star Wars' martial arts expert is taking the role of the team's ninja master.
Ray Park Snake Eyes
Ray Park Snake Eyes
When it was announced that Sienna Miller had been cast as the Baroness in Stephen Sommer's G.I. Joe, it provoked a good deal of interest from fans of the franchise. Today, /Film has announced that Ray Park has been cast as Snake Eyes in the upcoming film adaptation of the cartoon from the 1980's.

Snake Eyes is one of the original members of the GI Joe team, and has proven to be one of the most popular characters from the line. Little is known about his real identity, as it has remained classified throughout the series (and re-interpreted with each new cartoon or comic series.) What has remained constant has been that he trained under two ninja masters - the Soft Master and the Hard Master, and that his history is linked to that of Cobra's ninja assassin - Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes has also had an ongoing romantic relationship with fellow G.I. Joe member Scarlett.

Hasbro has confirmed that the film will feature the rivalry between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

Ray Park is best known for his role as the Sith Lord Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and also appeared in Bryan Singer's X-Men as the Toad.

G.I. Joe is scheduled for an August 7. 2009 release.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was released August 7th, 2009 and stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Byung-hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers.



Sources: /Film

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Comments (28)

  1. Nicki3

    I Love ray parks in this movie.. he is amazing as { snake eyes}

    3 years agoby @nicki3Flag

  2. mordfilm

    It has been a few years, I could be wrong on my Snake Eyes back story. Sorry if I got something wrong...

    6 years agoby @mordfilmFlag

  3. mordfilm

    UH... Snake Eyes was muted in Vietnam in the original comic books, and series. However I have heard he is now silent for this film, as a way to spititualy grow more, a sort of spiritual training per-se, and not as the result of an accident. and why the mask in the film? well the original Snake eyes was disfigured by a grenade explosion, saving the life of once comrad, Storm Shadow, in Vietnam. For the Film??? I have recieved no clues, or insight. Maybe a fire?

    6 years agoby @mordfilmFlag

  4. Outlaw122779

    This guy is a talented martial artist I think hes a good fit

    6 years agoby @outlaw122779Flag

  5. ed_wood

    Ray Park is a good choice but please, no John Cena.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  6. je11480

    That's why this is perfect casting... hopefully this is Snake Eyes post accident... he won't talk at all.. which is good, b/c Ray Parks voice irritates me.

    Hey as long as they don't cast John Cena as Duke... I'm cool!

    6 years agoby @je11480Flag

  7. E2CINEMA

    Well he's good at what he does, just as long as he doesn't have to talk to much :)

    6 years agoby @e2cinemaFlag

  8. nightwatchman23

    Sounds good to me.

    6 years agoby @nightwatchman23Flag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    The whole cating of this live version of the TV Show from the 80's is getting stranger and stranger!! Sienna Miller as the Baroness LOL!!!
    People seem to forget in 1987 "G.I. Joe: The Movie" hasd already been out, but Animated & there was even a 1985 TV series!!
    What is up with this retro throw back to the 80's???
    Ray Park as also signed on to play Iron Fist (Daniel Rand)for the film "Iron Fist"! Which should be interesting!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. G-reg

    This moive will suck. They will blow alot of stuff up tho.

    6 years agoby @g-regFlag

  11. Brian

    Haha!

    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  12. jayare1

    .....now i'm having second thoughts. Street Fighter keep s popping into my head

    6 years agoby @jayare1Flag

  13. wizdome

    This is one movie im not that excited to see - but then again im not an American so i have a reason to be luke warm about the whole project.

    6 years agoby @wizdomeFlag

  14. darthboromir

    Ray Park is AWESOME, I would have preferred for him to be Storm Shadow, since he is ALSO my favorite, but just the fact that he is in this move will make it great.

    6 years agoby @darthboromirFlag

  15. Phatlightning

    good choice

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  16. kyle_hannah

    Wow now we know Ray Park is Snake Eyes and knowing is half the battle

    6 years agoby @kyle-hannahFlag

  17. jayare1

    oh snap ooh snap ooooh snap

    6 years agoby @jayare1Flag

  18. Space101

    Man am I ever hyped for this one!!!

    6 years agoby @space101Flag

  19. Err

    nice.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  20. B-RAD08

    YEAH! This was a good choice! some people are just really good bad guys!

    6 years agoby @b-rad08Flag

  21. The Kwisatz Haderach

    Sweet good choice!

    6 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  22. PUREVIL

    COOL!!! G.I. Joe, can't wait.

    6 years agoby @kintaro88Flag

  23. Brian

    Shadow Storm? Who are they circling?

    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  24. brew1701

    sounds like a plan, im really wondering who will play duke i hope they get someone good

    6 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  25. Michael5

    Rad.

    6 years agoby @michael5Flag

  26. Gil Brooks

    Pretty good choice,esp. since you're not supposed to see his face, or hear him talk. Maybe in 8 years, he'll get another cool role. ;)

    6 years agoby @gil-brooksFlag

  27. Brian

    Love it. Even though he's short. So George Lucas had to sit everyone else down when they shot him!

    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  28. ImmortalFury

    so if Ray park is snake eyes who is Storm Shadow?
    p.s. Snake eyes has blonde hair blue eyes. Ray park looks better suited for storm shadow not snake eyes.

    6 years agoby @immortalfuryFlag