Since Marvel created the Marvel Cinematic Universe and took it to town with the varied wins it has generated off its comic IPs, everyone who has a massive listing of brands and franchises are looking to cash in as well. Besides DC, it seems Hasbro has solidified its own plans as well by pairing a handful of popular ’80s kids cartoons into one universe.
Who are they exactly you ask? Well take a gander at the picture below:Hasbro, in its sudden awakening of this idea and subsequent revelation, has confirmed, via its AllSpark Studio, its continued partnership with Paramount by inking a new deal that will see both working together to create a multi-verse that will put the heroes and villains from M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Visionaries, ROM The Space Knight. All of them will be in the same timeline/world as the movie-take on the G.I. Joe team.
According to Agents of Mask, the signing will signify a massive move into the world-making business for these selected IPs that Hasbro owns.
“Paramount and Hasbro have had a longstanding relationship and we’re proud of the success we’ve enjoyed on the ‘TRANSFORMERS’ and ‘G.I. JOE,’ franchises,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. “We’re excited to grow our agreement and make even more movies based upon these popular and powerful Hasbro characters and their worlds.”
“Hasbro and Allspark Pictures put storytelling at the center of everything that we do. These brands are filled with memorable stories and vivid characters, and this Universe creates a framework for how they will become interconnected,” said Brian Goldner, Chairman, President and CEO of Hasbro. “Extending our partnership with Paramount allows us to continue our long-term strategy and overall vision to build dynamic worlds for all of our brands, and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we develop these properties.”
Beyond confirming the IPs being made to live-action films, there is no confirmed date as to when the project would kick-off. While there is a 50-50 chance that things may sputter and become a massive flop, let’s hope the guys at Paramount can make it work somehow and create an all-encompassing universe that fans and newcomers can fall in love with.