Yesterday we found out that Hasbro is planning for a possible G. I. Joe Movie where the premises is set in World War II.
Today we have new info from TechnoBuffalo, who interviewed Derryl DePriest, Hasbro’s vice president of Global Brand Management regarding their upcoming Hasbro Cinematic Universe project.
“Because G.I. Joe has such a rich mythology and the foundational mythology of G.I. Joe, rooted in that original storytelling, and Larry Hama’s inspiration for that. That has formed the basis of many of the plot points we’ve been rallying around today for the new storytelling.”
One of the big questions on most people’s minds is whether the two G.I. Joe movies – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation – will be part of this new universe. “That’s still to be determined,” said DePriest. “Where we go with G.I. Joe, I would say it’s still too early.”
A comment was made regarding G. I. Joe Toys as well:
While we wait for a new film, one has to wonder what is going on with the much loved 3 & 3/4-inch line. There have been exclusive sets almost every year, and that trend will continue this year with some Toys R’ Us exclusives. Mixed into those sets will be a first for the line in that a fan-created character named Stiletto will be included in one of the sets.
With G. I. Joe 3 getting delayed due to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s busy schedule, there is a good chance that Hasbro may opt for a reboot.
You can read the entire article at TechnoBuffalo.