TRANSFORMERS/G.I. JOE Crossover Movie One Step Closer To Happening After Enlisting JURASSIC WORLD Writer

TRANSFORMERS/G.I. JOE Crossover Movie One Step Closer To Happening After Enlisting JURASSIC WORLD Writer

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts ended by setting the stage for a crossover with the G.I. Joe franchise, and the long-awaited project just took a major step forward with the addition of a new writer...

By JoshWilding - Jun 14, 2024 11:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

In the final few minutes of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Anthony Ramos' Noah, having saved the day, went for a job interview for what he thought was a simple security gig. 

The interviewer knew he saved the world and, after thanking Noah for his service, revealed that it was time for him to step up and join his group. Why? Because they're in the middle of a war. With that, Michael Kelly's mysterious Agent Burk handed Noah a business card and moved a plaque on the wall to reveal his secret base.

Along with the movie's lead, we then learned that the card was emblazoned simply with, "G.I. Joe."

The stage was then set for the long-awaited Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover movie. Rise of the Beasts helmer Steven Caple Jr. was briefly eyed to direct but is no longer attached and up until now, there's been no word on a writer. 

Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings us the news that Derek Connolly has been enlisted by Paramount Pictures to pen the untitled movie's screenplay. 

He's best known for being a frequent collaborator of director Colin Trevorrow, writing the scripts for Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He and the filmmaker broke out together with Safety Not Guaranteed and Connolly has also earned credits for Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Detective Pikachu.

Most recently, he worked on The Legend of Zelda screenplay for director Wes Ball and Sony Pictures.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga star Chris Hemsworth is already being eyed for the lead role, though comments from Transformers and G.I. Joe producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura have led to fans tempering expectations for what exactly this crossover will be.

"I don’t look at things like a universe, I look at them as a story and [the Joes] will be a part of the story. I also think the term 'crossover' means different things for different people. For me, the Joes, whoever they are, are entering the world of Transformers, not combining the two worlds."

"The plan is to eventually do [a crossover]. But, for the next movie, it’s the Joes that are coming in for whatever the ending of Rise of the Beasts has led us to believe is possible."

"Oh, they will interact. We haven’t developed a script yet though. What I will say is just like we do with every other movie, it will be a team of Transformers and humans fighting the fight. The Joes will be a part of that."

The untitled Transformers/G.I. Joe movie doesn't have a confirmed release date.

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