In this new cinematic age of movie team-ups and giant ensembles like Marvel's The Avengers and DC Comics' Justice League, it makes sense that Hasbro might bring together its two biggest properties for one giant movie experience. Well, don't hold your breath waiting for a Transformers/G.I. Joe movie crossover anytime soon. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura doesn't believe the stars will ever align in order to make this happen.
When asked by MTV about the prospects of Hasbro's toy giants coming together on the big screen, the producer had this to say:
"We haven't spent a moment on it. I know they did it in the comic books, but I think the reality that we're looking at is...It's hard enough to figure out how to do it alone and [then] trying to figure out how to do it together...I don't think that it's as organic as people think. I know a lot of the fans feel that way and I don't think they're wrong. I find it a harder thing to do, think about trying to combine the schedules of all the different people. So, that alone will probably stop us".
Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg and G.I. Joe Retaliation star Dwayne Johnson certainly found time to team-up for Transformers franchise director Michael Bay's critically acclaimed thriller Pain & Gain, so its hard to imagine they wouldn't be able to find the time to join forces for this franchise crossover. And really, they're the only big names that need to be attached to the movie.
The Transformers movies have always had a heavy military component, so its not too hard to connect the two worlds. As Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentions, it has happened in the comic books many times before. First in 1986 with a 4-issue Marvel mini-series, and then again in 1993. Devil's Due Publishing has four different G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers series that they've published between 2004 and 2007. And IDW Publishing is releasing their own take on the franchise crossover with an ongoing series being published this year.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura was also quick to deflate the idea that we might see Unicorn in an upcoming movie. He's doubtful it will happen soon.
"The problem with Unicron is how big it is. It's boring, that big. How do you stop it? We'll get there, but when is a good question."
""I hope so. I assume so," he said. "If he doesn't, I'll be very disappointed. I'd be surprised."
The big question is, do the fans want a crossover movie? Do they care about Unicron? You can check out the full interview here, where he goes onto talk about possible cameos and more about the Dinobots: