Ray Park will not be reprising his role as Snake-Eyes in the character's upcoming solo film spin-off, according to G.I. Joe produer Lorenzo DiBonaventura. The producer explains to /Film that the film is a prequel to the two G.I. Joe films, and therefore will need someone significantly younger than Park (who is 44).
“Probably not, because we are going to the origin story,” Di Bonaventura said. “As you know in the comic book, you saw his face. And it is, I’ll say, the formation of a hero. So you’ve got to see somebody and it can’t be Ray’s age, unfortunately.”
Paramount has not announced Snake-Eyes intended theatrical release date.