Yes, according to the boys over at SlashFilm who have “confirmed” the casting. Now I don’t know what kind of inside information or source the boys have, but if this ends up being true, it would certainly make a lot of fanboys happy. Ray Park is most famous for taking on two Jedis at once as Darth Maul in the Godawfully scripted, but wonderfully easy on the eyes “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”, the first of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequels. Later, he was Toad in “X-Men”.
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I have just confirmed that Star Wars Episode 1 star Ray Park has been cast as Snake Eyes in Stephen Sommer’s big screen live-action adaptation of GI Joe.
Snake Eyes is one of the original members of the GI Joe series. Hasbro has released over 30 figures of the character since his debut in 1982. Not much is known about the ninja master’s real identity, as it has remained classified throughout the series. The U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (E-7) is known for his stealth like movements and extensive knowledge of multiple forms of martial arts. Snake-Eyes is romantically involved with fellow G.I. Joe member Master Sergeant Shana M. O’Hara, a.k.a. Scarlett.
Since the role basically requires Park to keep the mask on at all times while displaying groovy martial arts and hand-to-hand fighting skills against Storm Shadow, his Cobra counterpart, then yeah, Ray Park as Snake Eyes would just rock the house ten ways to Sunday.