The Hasbro Cinematic Universe is finally coming together with the addition of some serious geek cred and some award-winning writing talents to its writers' room.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, who also worked on Spider-Man 2 and won a bunch of awards for other stuff too, has come on board the ambitious project.
So has Eisner-winning comic-book author Brian K. Vaughan (dude wrote the amazing Y: The Last Man and Saga, and was the showrunner of Under the Dome) and Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel's Nicole Perlman.
Chabon, Vaughan and Perlman have joined a diverse team that will help map out a cohesive plan for an interconnected cinematic universe that will include Hasbro properties G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM. Marvel published some Micronauts comic books from 1979-1984, hence the image below, but the movie rights belong to the toy company. Same with ROM.
They are only the latest to join a writers’ room that already boasts some impressive talent in Kingkiller Chronicle screenwriter Lindsey Beer; Marvel’s Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Choker; Spider-Man: Homecoming co-writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein; Black Panther screenwriter Joe Robert Cole; The Dark Tower movie adaptation scribe Jeff Pinkner; Blacklist "Dogfight" episode screenwriter Nicole Riegel; and one of the new Tomb Raider reboot's co-writers, Geneva Robertson.
Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) has also been tapped to oversee the writers’ room — just as he’s currently doing for the Transformers movie franchise. He'll also serve as executive producer on all of Paramount's Hasbro movies.
THR reports the first meeting of the minds will take place Monday on the Paramount lot (now, that's specific) and that Hasbro artists will also be there to help by drawing up concepts and characters for the new movies.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the Hasbro Cinematic Universe?