Last year came a report that toy company Hasbro was planning out a cinematic universe that would unite several of its major properties including characters from “G.I. Joe,” “M.A.S.K.,” “Micronauts” and “ROM” in a shared on-screen world.
Then it was revealed the company, having had apparent great success with a “writer’s room” of top scripting talent coming together to plan out the future of the “Transformers” franchise, planned to adopt the same model for this other multi-franchise cinematic universe.
Today, THR has revealed the current line-up of talent being assembled for the “writer’s room” of the Hasbro Cinematic Universe and it’s not only quite diverse – it’s frankly jaw-dropping:
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier”) who worked on the script for Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2”.
Eisner Award-winning “Y: The Last Man” creator Brian K. Vaughn who wrote for “Lost” and served as showrunner on “Under the Dome”.
Nicole Perlman who worked on the script for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is currently penning the “Captain Marvel” screenplay.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the “Horrible Bosses” scribes who are also penning the script for next year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
Joe Robert Cole, who wrote for “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and is currently writing the “Black Panther” film at Marvel Studios.
Cheo Coker, a former “Ray Donovan” and “Southland” writer who is the showrunner of Marvel and Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series.
Geneva Robertson, who is currently writing the script for Paramount’s upcoming “Tomb Raider” film reboot.
Jeff Pinkner, a co-writer on the currently in production film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”.
Lindsey Beer, who is writing the upcoming film adaptation of “The Kingkiller Chronicle” novels.
Nicole Riegel, whose screenplay “Dogfight” ranked very high on last year’s blacklist of best unproduced screenplays.
Like with the “Transformers” writing room, Paramount and Hasbro have set Akiva Goldsman to oversee the group. With a decade’s worth of sequels and spin-offs planned from the last time this was done, Hasbro is hoping for lightning to strike twice. This first meeting will be held this Monday with Hasbro artists set to be on hand to help up draw up concepts and characters.