Hasbro attended the 28th annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference earlier this morning and HISSTANK staff attended live to hear new G.I. Joe tidbits straight from CEO Brian Goldner‘s mouth.
We were not disappointed as we heard good news from the company:
“We have a fantastic team [at Paramount Pictures] led by Jim Gianopulos. We’ve been excited and continue to be excited about executing on the priority projects we’ve identified. Transformers: Bumblebee was one. We have a film coming out next Fall from G.I. Joe, it’ll be Snake Eyes. It’s not directly analogous, but I kinda call it an opportunity to focus in on a character, an area of the business. The Arashikage who are kinda our ninjas. So, it’s a little bit like Bumblebee [movie] was for Transformers and this’ll be for G.I. Joe.”
In addition to the movie info, Hasbro confirmed that they are in talks with eOne for a G.I. Joe TV initiative (among other brands) but it will be considered for the 3rd Phase of the company’s plans with eOne (Phase 1: eOne’s existing portfolio, Phase 2: eOne’s partnership programs) and therefore no commitment was made at this time.
Hasbro is in active development with the G.I. Joe brand, and exciting times are ahead for the fans.