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Hasbro cinematic universe adds impressive writing team…

April 22nd, 2016 by Marc Comments


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.

Let us know your thoughts….

Source: Newsarama

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….