G.I. Joe And Transformers Producer Says A Crossover Is Possible
Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated in a recent interview that a G.I. Joe and Transformers movie crossover is in the realm of possibility. Bonaventura is the man behind some of the biggest films in Hollywood. He helped get the rights to Harry Potter while at WB, discovered the Wachowskis, and then in 2005 he branched out to make his own films under di Bonaventura Pictures. Some of those films include Constantine, the Transformers franchise, and more recently G.I. Joe: Retaliation. While talking about the reboot/sequel Retaliation, he was asked about the shared movie universe trend and if the Hasbro movies could ever interact on the big screen:
What’s your perspective on [shared universes] personally and is it something you could see being part of future projects you’re working on? For example like G.I. Joe and Transformers both happen to be Hasbro, Paramount and you.
Bonaventura: I guess it’s possible. I don’t know. I think I probably at this moment, I resist it. I don’t know necessarily why, but I just think there’s so much that’s so rich in the mythologies that I don’t think they need to draw from the other. I think, I didn’t rule it out for me and I think those things have somehow for me, sort of in the past, they made me feel like a little bit cynical exercises in just drawing money out of something. It’s not to say you couldn’t do it well, but both these properties have such rich mythologies with so many characters, that you could go a lot of movies before you start running out of ideas of what to do. But it’s not to say, if we found the right… I’d hate to set out to do that, but if I heard a story where we went, “Oh my God…,” I could see a story right now about machination, machination of war and that could lead you sort of intrinsically to a Transformer.
I think in general, Marvel is doing it within their own universe, right? And so it doesn’t feel gimmicky in that way. I think that’s what I would really try to resist.
So it’s not likely to happen anytime soon, but it’s a real possibility. The two teams have crossed paths many times in the pages of comics, so working toward a shared universe over the course of a couple of films between both properties could be accomplished without too much hassle. File this away for now, but don’t be too surprised if it happens in the next few years. It really comes down to whether or not Hasbro thinks it will sell more toys with a crossover than the two film properties can do by themselves. What do you think?
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Source : Cinemablend via Screen Rant