Rise of the Beasts producer talks upcoming G.I. Joe crossover plans

The Hasbro Cinematic Universe is about to begin as Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has quite the finale.

During the final moments of the latest Transformers outing, the filmmakers tie in the long-running action franchise with another: G.I. Joe. Hasbro and Paramount are about to enter the cinematic universe game with this Marvel-style moment, as teased by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

In the scene, Anthony Ramos’ Noah returns to Brooklyn for a job. This leads him to interview for a “security position” at a government agency run by Agent Burke. At the end of the scene, Burke offers Noah the job and hands him a business card branded with the G.I. Joe logo.

In a recent interview with Variety, di Bonaventura opened up about all this came to fruition: “It really felt organic to put it in here because you could relate it to the story. It didn’t feel like we were being cynical and like, ‘Good news, we could just jam G.I. Joes in here.’ The fans want a lot of things; if we do it and we don’t figure it out well, they’re going to be disappointed. It took us a while to figure out the Maximals, and now we have the hint of how to begin the Joes story.”

As for any definitive plans, those are still up in the air per the producer. “We don’t know; that is the truth. What we expect is there’s going to be some allegiance, and they’re going to go on some kind of mission together. We have to figure both those things out.”

Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) and features a cast that includes Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez, and Tobe Nwigwe, along with Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, Michelle Yeoh as Airazor and Pete Davidson as Mirage.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is now playing in cinemas around the world.


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