OK, so we’ve known for a while now that Hasbro are planning a shared universe for their biggest properties.
The Hasbro Cinematic Universe will comprise of G.I. Joe, ROM, Visionaries, Micronauts and M.A.S.K. and has put together a very, very promising team of writers.
“The group includes Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cheo Coker (Luke Cage), John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, People vs. O.J. Simpson), Lindsey Beer (Kingkiller Chronicle), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), Nicole Rigel (Dogfight), and Geneva Robertson (Tomb Raider)”
That is one impressive team of writers, proving that Hasbro are taking this endeavour seriously.
Hasbro’s Chief Creative Officer Stephen Davis said: “We first and foremost put together a list of writers who we wanted to be in business with and could be the world-builders that we needed. But we want to be sure that in the room we have diverse perspectives, diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences. Female empowerment is a central theme through a lot of these properties and one of the reasons we wanted diverse voices.”
Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will oversee the group as he did on the Transformers writers’ room. Paramount’s Chairman/CEO Brad Grey added: “Bringing together a writers room of this caliber is a bold step for our partnership, and one that we believe is critical for building these brands into new, successful franchises for the future.”
We have to admit, the idea of all these franchises co-existing is oddly attractive to us… especially M.A.S.K. so we’re quietly hopeful that there could be much to look forward to here.
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