With major studios banking heavily on their comic book franchises, Paramount is also going all in with its Hasbro properties. In a recent announcement, the studio has announced four new tent pole films, which will be released from 2020 onwards.
First up is the long-awaited sequel to G.I. Joe, which is set for a release in March 2020. The last instalment to the franchise hit cinemas in 2013 with G.I. Joe: Retaliation puling in a massive USD670 million haul at the global box-office.
Next up to bat will be a big screen adaptation of Micronauts, which is targeted for a release the same year and there’s also word that Paramount is keen to move forward on a Dungeons & Dragons film as well in 2021. The franchise was previously attached to Warner Bros but following the dismal outing of New Line’s adaptation in 2000, it would seem that Paramount is now ready to pull the trigger on this one.
Also on the cards is an untitled Hasbro film the same year, which is basically a full slate of films based primarily on Hasbro properties. Paramount also has the successful Transformers franchise under its belt, which will see a standalone Bumblebee movie released next year.