Paramount & Hasbro Teaming Up For Shared Universe With G.I. Joe & More

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Following in the footsteps of Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are teaming up in order to create their own shared universe, featuring characters from titles such as G.I. Joe, Micronauts, ROM, M.A.S.K. and Visionairies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

We previously heard about the Transformers writers’ room, which included the likes of Akiva Goldsman, Robert Kirkman, Steven DeKnight and many other talented writers. Apparently, the two companies are looking to create a similar team for their upcoming shared universe, but don’t get your hopes up, the Transformers won’t be joining it.

Paramount has previously released two G.I. Joe films, both of which grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office. Though the studio announced a third entry to the franchise last year, it will be interesting to see whether or not they decide to reboot the universe, seeing how the first two films weren’t received well by both critics and fans.

Here’s what Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey had to say about the deal:

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, we’re excited to grow our agreement and make even more movies based upon these popular and powerful Hasbro characters and their worlds.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for this upcoming shared universe? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.