He’s Not Bond Yet, But Henry Golding Is Making The Leap To Action Hero


Hollywood, do us a easy favor and proceed casting Henry Golding in every part. 

After making anyone with a pulse swoon over him in “Loopy Wealthy Asians,” Golding is ready to make his first foray into the motion style with the G.I. Joe spinoff “Snake Eyes,” a number of shops report. 

The 32-year-old actor, who labored as a hairstylist and journey presenter earlier than his breakout position within the Jon Chu-directed rom-com, will star because the titular mute ninja commando within the movie helmed by “Divergent” director Robert Schwentke.

The fan-favorite character has been a mainstay within the G.I. Joe franchise and was beforehand performed by Ray Park in 2009’s tepidly acquired however commercially profitable “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and its 2013 sequel “G.I Joe: Retaliation.”

In earlier iterations, the black-clad Snake Eyes by no means revealed his face or uttered a phrase, which appears a waste of Golding’s on-screen charisma, however we’re preserving our minds open. 

The spinoff, which will likely be penned by “Magnificence and the Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos, will reportedly discover the mercenary “looking for revenge for his father’s demise by becoming a member of a ninja clan, within the course of discovering acceptance,” based on The Hollywood Reporter. 

The in-demand actor is preserving busy together with his subsequent main position within the vacation rom-com “Final Christmas,” starring Emilia Clarke in her first post-“Recreation of Thrones” gig.

Golding will even be seen within the upcoming Man Ritchie crime thriller “The Gents” and is anticipated to reprise his character within the two deliberate “Loopy Wealthy Asians” sequels presently in improvement based mostly on the novel’s follow-ups. 

And if the English actor seems pretty much as good in an motion film as he does in a tuxedo, perhaps the web will get its want and make Golding the following James Bond. 

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