Hasbro Cinematic Universe In Development! Micronauts, Visionaries, GI Joe, Rom Spaceknight & MASK - But No Transformers?
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Hollywood - in the form of Paramount Pictures - is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Cinematic Universe based on Hasbro properties. Micronauts, Rom: Spaceknight, MASK, and Visionaries are slated to tie into existing film franchise GI Joe, and a writer's room is being assembled in the vein of the one created for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Transformers is assumed to remain separate - though there was
that first Micronauts promotional image, so we'll see! Keep reading for details.
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are embarking on a new universe of interrelated characters and stories. The studio — which is already in the process of expanding its Transformers universe after four movies based on that popular Hasbro toy line — is announcing a new deal with Hasbro on Tuesday that will see Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, build an interconnected, cross-property onscreen universe, featuring characters from five of Hasbro’s other brands: G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM.
Allspark Pictures will produce the films, and Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman, president and CEO, Hasbro exec vp and chief content officer Stephen Davis, Hasbro head of film development Josh Feldman are working with Paramount to shape the new universe from the five properties. Just as has been done with Transformers, where Akiva Goldsman led a writers’ room to develop further installments in that franchise, Hasbro and Paramount plan to assemble a writers’ room, comprised of top talent, to develop a creative roadmap.
It was recently reported that Goldsman had moved from the Transformers 5 script to a development job on Micronauts, so we'll have to assume that Hasbro and Paramount were extremely happy with his work on the TFCU writer's room. More as it develops!