Cinematic Universe

Cinematic Universe Writers Room

Hasbro‘s public relations firm issued a press release, announcing the writers room for their cross-property interconnected onscreen universe!  This cinematic universe will include G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K, ROM, Visionaries, and Micronauts!

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND HASBRO TAP AWARD-WINNING GROUP OF WRITERS TO CREATE CROSS-PROPERTY FILM UNIVERSE

 

WRITERS ROOM LEAD BY OSCAR WINNER AKIVA GOLDSMAN WILL DEVELOP STORIES FOR HASBRO BRANDS G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, VISIONARIES, M.A.S.K. AND ROM

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA (April 21, 2016) – Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today unveiled its top talent writers room which will have responsibility for developing Hasbro’s cross-property interconnected onscreen universe featuring the brands G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM. This group includes some of the most notable creative talent in Hollywood, including Academy Award Winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who will have responsibility for overseeing the writers room on behalf of Hasbro and Paramount as well as serving as Executive Producer for all of the films. Joining Goldsman will beLindsey Beer (Wizard of Oz, Kingkiller Chronicle), Pulitzer Prize WinnerMichael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), Cheo Coker (Luke Cage, Ray Donovan), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, People vs. OJ), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Jeff Pinkner (Lost, The Dark Tower), Nicole Riegel (Soldier Girls), Geneva Robertson (Atlantis, Tomb Raider) and Brian K Vaughan(Under the Dome, Lost).

 

Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, plans to produce films based on this cross-property universe, with Brian Goldner (Chairman, President and CEO, Hasbro) and Stephen Davis (Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Hasbro) serving as Producers, and Josh Feldman (Co-Head of Storytelling, Hasbro) as Co-Executive Producer.  Hasbro will also deploy in the room an unprecedented team of its top artists and designers to assist Goldsman and the writers to visualize this all-new cinematic universe.

 

“Paramount and Hasbro have partnered on many successful films in the past, including the ‘TRANSFORMERS’ and ‘G.I. JOE,’ franchises,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. “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.”

 

“Together with Paramount, we have assembled a team of incredibly talented creative minds and storytellers to continue to help tell the rich history and narrative behind this interconnected cinematic universe, and we are thrilled to be working with Akiva Goldsman again to guide this process,” said Brian Goldner. “We are also excited to partner with Paramount to produce the films, as we’ve had a strong and collaborative partnership since our first Transformers movie in 2007.”

 

The Paramount and Hasbro partnership is responsible for the worldwide blockbuster success of the “TRANSFORMERS” franchise, which has earned $3.8 billion to-date, and whose films, directed by Michael Bay, are amongst the highest grossing movies of all time; and the “G.I. JOE” franchise, which have earned more than $675 million worldwide.

 

 

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation


Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

 

 

ABOUT HASBRO

 

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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Project Downfall

Project Downfall JoeCon 2016

The brochure for JoeCon 2016 is online, and this year’s set is Project Downfall!

COBRA has installed an advanced radar station on one of the
“fourteener’s”, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet above
sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. When G.I. JOE tests
their new stealth aircraft at one of the local Air Force bases, they
find themselves on a search and rescue mission for the ultimate
prize.
The COBRA A.D.D.E.R.S. (Aerial Deployment Daredevil Elite
Recon Squadron) are a covert reconnaissance and warfare unit of
the COBRA Air Force. These tactical assault glider pilots swoop
down on their prey and steal everything they can carry back to
their base. They are airborne criminals determined to rule the
skies by any means necessary!
The G.I. JOE SKY PATROL are an elite aerial assault team.
They use advanced stealth technology to provide offensive and
defensive counter air operations. These airborne troopers conduct
rapid, infiltration, ex-filtration or reconnaissance missions using
specialized deployment systems and tactics. Their goal is to clear
the skies by disrupting or neutralizing all enemy forces in their
path.
Both the COBRA and G.I. JOE squadron leaders know that
command of the sky is crucial in determining the outcome of any
battle. Which team will be victorious and gain air superiority?
The 2016 3 3/4” convention set contains highly requested teams and some new additions available for the first time in the modern era 25A action figure style. This special edition set includes:
SKY PATROL (six figures): DROP ZONE, SKYDIVECLIFF “AIRWAVE” MEWETT, STATIC LINE, ROBERT “AIRBORNE” SIXJOHN-EDWARD “ALTITUDE” JONES.
COBRA A.D.D.E.R.S. (nine figures): SKY CREEPER, COBRA
FLYING SCORPION, AIR DEVIL x 3, COBRA BLACK
VULTURE, COBRA NIGHT VULTURE x 3.
Each of these great teams comes with their classic weapons,
accessories, figure stands and file cards in this exciting fifteen
figure boxed set.
Also, make sure you are there for package pick-up on Thursday
night so that you won’t miss this year’s souvenirs! These
convention exclusive souvenirs will feature uniquely themed
action figures and vehicles to battle for air supremacy! Plus,
all these limited edition products will have a major role in our
exclusive 2016 GIJoeCon comic book!

The 2016 JoeCon will be held from June 16-19 in Loveland Colorado!  Expect preorders for Project Downfall to go up soon!

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Tele-Viper

Female Tele-Viper by ska_lives

Our very own ska_lives posted his custom female Tele-Viper figure!  Here’s what he had to say about the figure!

I got a few kits from angelforge a while back and finally got around to finishing up one of them. I have 0 modern televipers, and thus I decided to make one. The female TV kit is very nice and I recommend it. My only complaint is that the upper torso is very wide when viewed from the side and makes her look funny when using feminine arms. Instead I mixed male and female arms to make something that looked more sensible. I’d have to say that my favorite part of making this figure was the nifty translucent look I got on the visor. The only other thing I can say is that she is sorely under-equipped and that I hope to find some more accessories for her on the future.
I hope you dig it!

Be sure to check out ska_lives’ female Tele-Viper in the Dreadnok Chop Shop, and let him know what you think of this awesome figure!

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Far Side

Far Side Custom Toy Convention

Imagine a convention for toy customizers!  Well thanks to Phantro of HISS Tank we’ve received word of the Far Side Custom Toy Convention!

The Far Side Custom Toy Convention will be held on March 26, and is sponsored by one of our favorite companies, the Marauder “Gun-Runners”!  For more details, check out the Far Side Custom Toy Convention thread on HISS Tank!

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IDW Publishing

IDW G.I. Joe Solicits April 2016

IDW Publishing posted solicits for their upcoming G.I. Joe comics!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #227: Cobra Nation, Part 2
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
Cobra Commander’s plan would be going perfectly—If he hadn’t messed with the wrong people: his own members of Cobra! Now Destro, Zartan, The Baroness, Tomax and Xamot want something from Cobra Commander… and if he wants his COBRA NATION to succeed, he’ll have to do just as they say!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA NATION CONTINUES!
  • Part of IDW’s Art Appreciation Month!

 

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #3 (of 6)
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Zach Howard (c)
With the first round of duels settled, the World Warrior Tournament enters the quarterfinals! But can the forces of G.I. Joe and their Street Fighter allies remain in the fight long enough to take down M. Bison himself? The time for titanic tussles has arrived!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!
  • 8-bit Variant Cover by Matthew Waite!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #12
Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
WELCOME TO THE TERROR DROME! As the forces of COBRA plot a treacherous move, OPTIMUS PRIME descends in to CYBERTRONIAN hell in search of the MATRIX. They say the sun also rises… but will it be friend or foe?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions… and DINOBOTS!
  • The end is nigh, and the action has never been bigger!

IDW April 2016 G.I. Joe solicits discussion!

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Allspark Pictures

Allspark Pictures Takes Creative Lead

Thanks to Silver Optimus of HISS Tank we’ve learned that Hasbro will retain more creative control of their movies, through their brand new Allspark Pictures division!

Speaking to Toy World Magazine (January 2016 Issue) Hasbro stated that G. I. Joe 3 is in production. Though, Micronauts were previously announced as attached to G. I. Joe, a separate movie seems to be in work and may connect later in a Marvel Cinematic Universe fashion.

Happily, Hasbro seems to be enthusiastic about the new projects which may result in a new revival for the Joe brand (hopefully).

Stephen Davis, executive VP and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro stated that their newly established Allspark Pictures will have more control over the content of the movies.

Please find scans of the magazine courtesy of our sister site, after the jump. And please join with the TFW Network as we bring you the best Toy Fair coverage around.

You can check out the scans of the article about Hasbro and Allspark Pictures at HISS Tank!

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Snow Job

Snow Job Trading Card Comic Cover

Blindbox Comics offered a special exclusive Trading Card variant of G.I. Joe 221 featuring Snow Job!

A Blindbox exclusive – the first of our GI Joe Trading Card covers is now available for Pre-Order!

In coming months, we will be releasing a series of trading card covers that pay homage to the iconic toy packaging art of the 1980’s!  Each cover in series one will feature a different GI Joe character from the class of 1983, with art by fan-favorite GI Joe artist Zach Howard!  The back cover of each book will also feature a dossier for that month’s featured character.  First up is SNOW JOB!

There are three different covers for GI Joe 221:

Color – edition of 1000
B/W – edition of 500
Gold Logo – edition of 100

**This is a pre-order for the COLOR version of GI Joe 221.  All books will ship by January 10th!**

Also keep an eye out for future covers from the GI Joe trading card series!

G.I. Joe 221 Snow Job Trading Card variant discussion!

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