After nearly a year of delay, G. I. Joe: Retaliation is finally out. The box-office success of the 2nd G. I. Joe movie may decide whether we’ll see a 3rd G. I. Joe movie or not. However already, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is hinting another G. I. Joe movie but this isn’t an ordinary G. I. Joe Movie as you think it is.
Ever since the rebranding of G. I. Joe as “A Real American Hero”, the mighty bond between the franchise and Hasbro’s Transformers is a strong one. In fact, Transformers Franchise began because of G. I. Joe; it was an idea to make transforming vehicles for Joes and Cobra led to the birth of the Transformers Franchise.
There had been numerous crossovers between the two brands; from the Cartoon to Comic Books. However, certain recent laws prevented TV Crossovers in modern times. An idea of a proper Transformers-G.I.Joe Crossover never went away however. This was clearly seen in the brief project named “Unit-E“.
With the success of Michael Bay’s Transformers Live Action Movies and the recent G. I. Joe: Retaliation, the producer is hinting a Live Action Transformers-G. I. Joe Crossover. At a recent interview Mr. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura expressed his opinion.“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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