Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have assembled a writers room to plot the course for its integrated Hasbro Cinematic Universe comprised of G.I. Joe, ROM, Visionaries, Micronauts and M.A.S.K., according to The Hollywood Reporter. The group includes Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cheo Coker (Luke Cage), John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, People vs. O.J. Simpson), Lindsey Beer (Kingkiller Chronicle), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), Nicole Rigel (Dogfight), and Geneva Robertson (Tomb Raider)
“We first and foremost put together a list of writers who we wanted to be in business with and could be the world-builders that we needed, " said Hasbro's Chief Creative Officer Stephen Davis. “But we want to be sure that in the room we have diverse perspectives, diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences. Female empowerment is a central theme through a lot of these properties and one of the reasons we wanted diverse voices."
Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will oversee the group and act as executive producer, as he did on the recent Transformers writers room.
"Bringing together a writers room of this caliber is a bold step for our partnership, and one that we believe is critical for building these brands into new, successful franchises for the future," said Paramount's Chairman/CEO Brad Grey.
The Hasbro writers room is said to convene on Monday at Paramount's Los Angeles lot, with unnamed artists from Hasbro also joining the group to work out concepts during the private event.