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Two Hasbro Cinematic Universe Movies That Probably Aren't Happening



Back in late 2015, Hasbro Studios began establishing the framework for a true to life universe based around its toy properties. Months after the fact, a journalists room was gathered to hash out thoughts, which included Spider-Man: Homecoming authors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. From that point forward, however, there's scarcely been any word about how this specific establishment is going along, yet now as indicated by Daley and Goldstein, it's far-fetched that the Rom: Spaceknight and M.A.S.K. (Portable Armored Strike Kommand) motion pictures will push ahead. As Goldstein sees it:
Those are probably not likely to see the light of day, unless they're moving on separate from us. It's a funny thing. We spent three weeks in a room with a lot of talented writers. We broke 11 or so movies and, I don't know. It just kind of went into the vortex. There's been some leadership changes at Paramount, so it's hard to say. Nobody's contacted us about those.
Initially the plan for the Hasbro Cinematic Universe was to create a shared world that included properties like Rom: SpaceknightM.A.S.K.G.I. Joe and Micronauts. However, it's been nearly two years since all those writers met with one another, and while John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were thankful to that experience, as they informed IGN, they've been kept out of the loop since then. So as they see it, unless Hasbro decides to revive the cinematic adaptations of Rom: Spaceknight and M.A.S.K. with new writers, they're skeptical these projects will happen. Fortunately, the duo potentially have another blockbuster project to keep them busy in the near future. Daley and Goldstein, whose credits also include the Horrible Bosses movies, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2Vacation and the upcoming Game Night, are in negotiations to direct Flashpoint. So even though one cinematic universe hasn't worked out yet, if a deal is finalized, they'll be able to lend their talents to another.
As one would expect for Hasbro creations, both Rom: Spaceknight and M.A.S.K. both started out as toys, with Rom later being licensed to Marvel to star in his own comic book and M.A.S.K. being adapted as a short-lived animated series and several video games. Both have also led their own ongoing comic book series at IDW in recent years. Unfortunately for any fans of Rom and/or M.A.S.K., for right now, it sounds like their respective movies are stuck in development hell.
Since the Transformers film series, which continues this December with the release of the Bumblebee spinoff, is being kept separate from this Hasbro Cinematic Universe, that leaves only G.I. Joe and Micronauts as the only Hasbro properties that have had a recent update regarding their theatrical futures. Rather than take place in the same continuity as the previous two G.I. Joe movies, the new entry will be a reboot that hits theaters on March 27, 2020. As for Micronauts, it will be released on October 16, 2020.

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