4.21.2016

Hasbro Assembles Cinematic Universe Writing Team, First Meeting Next Week

The writing team for the 5-property Hasbro cinematic universe has been assembled. THR reported today the scribes will include a Pulitzer Prize winner, an Eisner award-winning comic book author, and several Marvel Studios writers.

The team bringing together G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM will be as follows:
  • Michael Chabon, who wrote the novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and worked on Spider-Man 2
  • Brian K. Vaughan, the creator of seminal comic works Y: The Last Man and Saga and showrunner of Under the Dome
  • Nicole Perlman, co-writer Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel
  • Lindsey Beer, who was just hired to adapt Kingkiller Chronicle for Lionsgate
  • Cheo Coker, showrunner of Marvel’s Netflix show Luke Cage
  • John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the comedy writing team who penned the new Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Joe Robert Cole, a writer on People vs. OJ Simpson and also writing Black Panther
  • Jeff Pinkner, who wrote the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower
  • Nicole Riegel, writer behind the Blacklist script Dogfight
  • Geneva Robertson, one of the writers of new Tomb Raider movie project

Oscar winner Avika Goldsman was previously announced as the supervisor for the writers room and will executive produce all films. Hasbro’s film label Allspark Pictures will produce the films with chairman/CEO Brian Goldner and executive vice president/CCO Stephen Davis serving as producers. Head of Hasbro’s storytelling Josh Feldman will be co-executive producer. The first meeting for the writers room is this coming Monday with Hasbro artists on-hand to draw concepts and characters.

From the list of writers and producers, this cinematic universe project definitely has the pedigree to succeed. Will it be something that resembles the original roots of each franchise remains to be determined. But I do believe it's still an exciting prospect imagining Matt Trakker and the team on the big screen.

How do you feel about this writing team?

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