We have received a press release issued to Canadian theaters as promotional material for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins movie.
While we have seen almost all the details mentioned, one particular bit of info caught our eyes:
“Story by Evan Spiliotopoulos
Screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse”
Up until now, we’ve only seen Mr. Spiliotopoulos on the credits list for the movie’s script. But this new press release issued two weeks after the original press release on May 14th, also credits scriptwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.
Originally, the scriptwriting duo was hired to pen a follow-up movie to Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. It is likely that some of the re-shoot elements added following several test screenings may have been a direct result of Mr. Shrapnel and Ms. Waterhouse amending the original story for the movie. It is also likely that connections to the next G.I. Joe movie may have been added to Snake Eyes movie as well.
This isn’t the first time this happened to a Hasbro movie. In fact, history has repeated itself almost exactly. Back in 2018, test screenings for Transformers: Bumblebee generated a negative audience reaction due to its association with the ‘Bayverse’. Lindsey Beer joined the original writer Christina Hodson to amend the story for re-shoots and turned the script from a prequel to a reboot. New elements were added for future movies for a ‘brand new storytelling universe’ (Brian Goldner’s words).
Are we going to get a surprise on Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins? Only time will tell.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins will hit Canadian theaters on July 23rd, 2021.