Entertainment One has started assessing which Hasbro brands it can adapt for television or film franchises after being acquired by the toy company.
In December, Hasbro acquired Canadian entertainment company Entertainment One for $3.8 billion. Now, Entertainment One’s president of global scripted programming, Pancho Mansfield, has told Deadline that the company is in the process of examining Hasbro’s “treasure chest” of IP to establish which properties can be adapted for the screen.
Entertainment One’s Pancho Mansfield concluded by noting that, “there are some central brands we will be focused on.”
Entertainment One’s EVP Acquisitions, Noel Hedges, also noted how Hasbro’s acquisition of the company gives it a sense of stability in the market:
“In order for a distribution business to be healthy, it has to acquire and support the in-house projects and put its hand to a myriad of different types of IP. It gives us a perception of stability — nowadays people want to work with companies that aren’t going to disappear. If it’s a solid presence, then you’re going to get longevity and support.”
Are you excited to see what Entertainment One does with Hasbro’s IP? Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Entertainment One’s plans for Hasbro’s brands as it develops!
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe