Henry Golding eyeing G.I. Joe spinoff role


Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is reportedly in talks to become an action hero as he eyes a huge role in the forthcoming G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes.

The 32-year-old is set to portray the titular character in the latest installment of the action franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Snake Eyes first appeared as part of the G.I. Joe toy line in the 1980s, among a gang of military members fighting terrorism. The film will center on the character’s quest for revenge after his father’s death which sees him joining a ninja clan.

Previous films inspired by the popular characters include 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, featuring Channing Tatum, and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, for which Tatum was joined by Dwayne Johnson.