Lorenzo di Bonaventura: G.I. Joe v Transformers film “a possibility”
Hasbro’s Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises have a long history of bumping into each other. The G1 cartoon often hinted that the two shows shared a universe, and 1987 saw the publication of the first “G.I Joe and the Transformers” crossover series from Marvel. Since then we’ve seen several meetups in the comics and a handful of crossover toys from Hasbro. Could fans hope to seen see Optimus and Snake Eyes together on the big screen?
Speaking to Total Film, Transformers: Age of Extinction producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura was asked about an on-screen clash between the two properties. Both series are based on Hasbro action figures, and both are being produced by Paramount Pictures, after all.No YouTube Video ID Set
While no plans for a “GI Joe vs the Transformers” movie exist yet, it’s nice to hear that the door is at least partially open to a crossover film. There are, of course, bound to be a few bumps in the road; the two film franchises exist in very clearly separate universes, though a capable scribe could bridge the gaps and fans would likely be willing to forgive a few inconsistencies to see it happen. Ten years ago the idea of a live-action Transformers film was still something of a pipe dream, and today the series is one of the top-grossing film franchises in history, so never give up hope!
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