While many GI Joe fans were delighted with the arrival of snake eyes this year, the world of beloved Hasbro toys will expand even further next year as Snake Eyes is followed up by a new animated series. For fans of the original cartoon that brought back many childhood memories and, of course, sold a ton of toys, this is even more exciting news from the franchise that’s been slumbering for a little too long.
The news about the new animated series came from Hisstank, a reliable source when it comes to anything GI Joe related, who was at Licensing Con Brazil, where a presentation was given by Marcelo Masotti, Head of Licensing for Hasbro Brazil. While we’re only getting one more big screen outing in the franchise for now, Masotti announced that the new series would arrive next year, and not only that, but a second season will follow as early as 2023. While there were no details on exact dates or who will feature the series, a short clip of the show was played with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, showing that they are already deep into the production of the series.
There are, of course, no details about which storyline the series will follow, but it’s likely that with the long format, we can expect to see all the classic Joe characters that fans have come to love over the decades. The franchise has a whole wealth of characters to play with, and having countless episodes to work with usually means a lot more can be handled than in a short film. Plus, the fact that a second season is already planned makes it seem like there’s a lot going on in this latest iteration of the character and his collaborators.
The feature film, Snake Eyes, will keep its action focused solely on the origins of one of Joe’s most well-known characters, with only Storm Shadow, Scarlett and The Baroness appearing in the film. Henry Golding takes the lead role in the film, while Andrew Koji plays Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes’ adopted brother turned enemy. Scarlett and The Baroness are played by Samara Weaving and Ursula Corbero respectively, and fans had hoped that the ensemble of characters would mean more coming out of the franchise in the future.
While the news of a Hasbro animated series doesn’t mean there won’t be a sequel to the film, it doesn’t seem like a sequel won’t be until after 2023. Since some of the production is under MGM’s banner, the future of a sequel will likely end up in Amazon’s hands since their acquisition. With this in mind, the arrival of the animated series could provide a decent little stopgap for fans desperate for more afterwards. Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins hits theaters on July 23. This news comes from ComicBook.com.
Topics: GI Joe