THE '80S TOY BOX EXPLODES ONSCREEN IN CROSS-PROPERTY FILM UNIVERSE For 'G.I. Joe,' 'Micronauts,' 'ROM,' More Posted by Nicole Bunge on December 15, 2015 @ 6:12 pm CT
Hasbro, Inc. and Paramount Pictures announced a deal to collaborate on a cross-property, interconnected film universe for G.I. Joe, Micronauts, ROM, Visionaries, and M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand).
The deal will see Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, collaborate on films, produced by Allspark. Hasbro executives have already worked with Paramount on establishing the shared universe, and the companies plan to assemble writers rooms soon. The recently revealed G.I. Joe and Micronauts writers rooms led by Akiva Goldsman, who led the writers room for Transformers, are likely part of this effort.
Paramount and Hasbro already have a long-standing relationship collaborating on G.I. Joe and on the multi-billion dollar Transformers film franchise.
Transformers, although not part of the newly announced shared universe, will be crossing over with it in the Transformers-Micronauts project teased at Hasbro’s recent Investor Day presentation.
IDW and Hasbro recently announced the return of ROM The Space Knight to comics, and plans for a Micronauts comic in 2016. IDW has an overall deal with Hasbro and also currently holds the comic license for Transformers and G.I. Joe (and My Little Pony).