The news is well and truly out there at the moment, but we are giving you a heads-up anyway. This news post (and its associated thread) contains spoilers from the upcoming movie Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (ROTB).
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who oversees Transformers and G.I. Joe live-action movies at Paramount Pictures, gives a detailed explanation of the prospect of Transformers X G.I. Joe.
According to the producer, who gave an interview to Geek Culture, the direction of Transformers X G.I. Joe was pitched to him by director Steven Capel Jr. who also directed ROTB.
“[Steven] very early on brought-up G.I. Joe. My reaction was ‘We thought about it a lot. I’m very open. How do you think it works?’ and he wasn’t sure at that time. So what happened was as we were developing the script and making it, [we] included his world, [his] point of view, how he looked at the Beasts for instance; because he grew up with them. He had a very specific thing. So, what happened was we kept coming back to G.I. Joe. Why would they know first of all? Because part of what we’ve tried to do in every Transformers [movie] is no one’s supposed to know they were here, other than the fourth or fifth one where they do know. So, we went back to that where nobody’s supposed to know this happened. So why would any organization know? And actually what was cool about that is we suddenly went ‘Well, because they are G.I. Joe, they would know.’ Which isn’t entirely logical, but it’s emotionally logical that this top-secret thing would somehow know.”
Additionally, Geek Culture is also giving a detailed breakdown of the scene. You can check out all the juicy bits, after the jump.
From Geek Culture: