A few months ago, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Hasbro will collaborate to create a new cinematic universe. This potential mega-franchise will include classic Hasbro properties G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Rom the Space Knight, M.A.S.K., and Visionaries. And now, the studio has assembled a writer’s team to bring all of these franchises together into one universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will oversee the writer’s team for the Hasbro Cinematic Universe. Here are all of the writers involved:
- Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2, John Carter)
- Brian K. Vaughan (creator of the Y: The Last Man comic)
- Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel)
- Lindsey Beer (Transformers Cinematic Universe writers’ team)
- Cheo Coker (Luke Cage showrunner)
- John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
- Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther)
- Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
- Nicole Riegel (Dogfight)
- Geneva Robertson (Tomb Raider reboot)
In addition, Hasbro artists will come in to create concept and character artwork. The writing team’s first meeting will be held on Monday.
This writer’s team puts a heavy focus on black and female writers, something uncommon in major Hollywood tentpoles. Hasbro Executive Vice President Stephen Davis emphasizes the need for diversity in the group, saying, “We first and foremost put together a list of writers who we wanted to be in business with and could be the worldbuilders that we needed. But we want to be sure that in the room we have diverse perspectives, diverse backgrounds, and diverse experiences.”
Female empowerment is a particularly important focus, as these properties have largely been aimed at male audiences. But for these new movies, Paramount and Hasbro want to appeal to both males and females.
Hasbro’s movie label, Allspark Pictures, will produce all of these films. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.