"It's gonna literally blow people away. It is of a different material than we've seen so far, and I think kicking off the new GI Joe universe, this is the best way to do it," he told ET. "I mean, I am so excited to see it."
"It's been a long time coming, and you know, that's how it is with movies. We take the time, we make sure the story's right, especially with GI Joe. We wanted to make sure we got the fans, and that the pre-existing fans will love it as much as the new fans," he added.
According to Golding, the most difficult part of getting into character wasn't the physicality -- it was becoming "the man inside."
"It's the thinking, it's the issues that he has to deal with during his journey, which is the most interesting part," he shared. "Myself and Robert Schwentke, the director, we really sort of knuckled down and really tried to sort of draw the essence of what people wanted from a Snake Eyes movie. Not only kickass ninjas, but the heart."