Transformers / G.I. Joe Crossover Movie? Possible, but Not Likely
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 12:35AM CDTCategories: Movie News, People News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 27,186
Once again, getting back to the evolution of the blockbuster movie franchise, one of the things that we are seeing a lot of right now, and it’s in great deal due to The Avengers and The Expendables is kind of the idea of both continuity explosion, like the idea of creating a larger universe and also just creating a team and I’m just curious, what’s your perspective on that personally and is it something you could see being part of future projects you’re working on?
In terms of Joe or just in...
Well, in terms of Joe, for example like G.I. Joe and Transformers both happen to be Hasbro, Paramount and you.
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.
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Posted by Burn on March 31st, 2013 @ 12:58am CDT
Plus Transformers has pretty much firmly established it's self movie wise and G.I. Joe is struggling to get there. Trying to mesh them together would require a lot of explaining (like 4-5 TF movies in and now suddenly they roll out the Joes? hmmmm)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:24am CDT
Posted by El Duque on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:32am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:old news
The interview was posted two days ago.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2013 @ 8:46am CDT
I say "Joe/Cobra" since Cobra would have to begrudgingly side with the Joes and Autobots to stop the Decepticons if they wanted to survive, since them teaming up with the Cons might not prove advantageous to them what with the Cons likely being careless enough to accidentally step on and crush their human allies during the chaos of the battle.
Posted by Bouncy X on March 31st, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
Posted by RhA on April 1st, 2013 @ 9:06am CDT
Posted by Lord Manhammer '74 on April 1st, 2013 @ 9:17pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 1st, 2013 @ 10:05pm CDT
On the contrary. It was indeed an idea conceived especially for the TF: Prime series as it was one of the very first ideas the show's creative team thought of when coming up with ideas for the show during they earliest stages of initial planning. Thanks goes out to writer Steven Melching for that bit of behind-the-scenes info.Lord Manhammer '74 wrote:And with the whole TRANSFORMERS PRIME having it turn out Unicron was actually the core of our planet. I was wondering if since Orchi and Kurtzman were some of the original writers on the first two flicks, and are the producers of TF:Prime, if the Unicron storyline was originally the writers' original plan for the films' introduction to the Chaos Bringer. But things changed along the way, so it got used for the series.
Posted by faustx on April 2nd, 2013 @ 4:28am CDT
Thing is, this COULD be done amazingly well.
For tips just reference the amazing WWII TF/Joes crossover with art by Jae Lee about a decade back...utterly incredible.
Posted by flyingKnuckleduster on April 18th, 2013 @ 7:07pm CDT
faustx wrote:They would totally make a mess of this. Any time you bring too many characters together it ends up a disaster
This happened with all the Transformers films already haha!
Damn....I should really stop taking pops on how bad the films are to me.
Personally who needs NEST when you have Snake Eyes?