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FEATURE: Sharing And (Mostly) Enjoying: The Rise Of The Cinematic Shared Universe

FEATURE: Sharing And (Mostly) Enjoying: The Rise Of The Cinematic Shared Universe
Earlier this month, Hasbro announced it is working on a five-way shared universe between their various toy properties. This means that GI Joe, ROM the Spaceknight, Micronauts, Visionaries and MASK will all exist in the same universe and, presumably, cross over from time to time. Let’s have a moment of silence as we all try and picture Roadblock teaming up with ROM and Galadria, the single female Visionary, who turned into a holographic dolphin. It’s... 

Paramount Announces Hasbro Movie Shared Universe: GI Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, MASK & ROM

Paramount Announces Hasbro Movie Shared Universe: GI Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, MASK & ROM
There’s a new shared universe on the way and it’s full of Hasbro toys that aren’t Transformers. Paramount, which has been bringing Hasbro’s robots in disguise to the big screen since 2007, has announced that it’s going to be creating a shared universe based on some of the toy company’s other most famous lines: GI Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, MASK and ROM: SpaceKnight. Paramount has already produced two GI Joe films – GI Joe: The... 

The End of the Marvel Universe as We Know it

The End of the Marvel Universe as We Know it
“Time Runs Out. Everything Ends. The Secret Wars commence.” At a press conference in New York yesterday, Marvel PR man Chris D’Lando, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso revealed that the Marvel comic-book worlds we’ve come to know and love will soon be coming to an end. The long-planned, cataclysmic event will see the separate Marvel and Ultimate Universes collide to form one new setting –... 

My Little Pony movie to hit the big screen in 2017

My Little Pony movie to hit the big screen in 2017
Following Hasbro properties such as Transformers and G.I Joe, both of which have become successful movie franchises, a movie version of My Little Pony seemed inevitable. 2013 saw the straight-to-video film Equestria Girls, but now Hasbro Studios have announced that a big screen My Little Pony film is slated for release in 2017. “We’re very excited about the potential of that movie,” said Stephen Davis, the president of Hasbro Studios, who is... 

Gotta Buy ‘Em All! Pokémon Kanto Edition Monopoly

Gotta Buy ‘Em All! Pokémon Kanto Edition Monopoly
Searching for new ways to explore the world of Pokémon? Hoping to keep the whole family up all night arguing over a new game this Christmas? Well, look no further than the latest offering in Hasbro’s ever-expanding Monopoly range! The new Kanto Edition Monopoly board will allow Pokéfans and Monopoly masters alike to “buy ’em all” in order to become the game’s Champion. Rather than battling the Kanto region’s... 

Rovio reveals Angry Birds Transformers!

Rovio reveals Angry Birds Transformers!
Following on from the success of previous crossovers with the movie Rio and the Star War franchise, Rovio have announced that their latest piece of brand melding will see their feathered and swine characters combined with Hasbro’s Transformers to bring us Angry Birds Transformers. An obvious tie in to the forthcoming fourth movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, little has been released about the game so far other than images, one of which however... 

Transformers Universe – Q&A with Jagex Vice President David Nicholson

Transformers Universe – Q&A with Jagex Vice President David Nicholson
Transformers fans will soon be able to choose to play as an Autobot or a Decepticon in the free-to-play MMO Transformers Universe. Gamers will find themselves facing multiple battles, learning tactics, upgrading their warriors and making bonds with fellow commanders. The game is developed by Jagex, who are best known for the MMO Runescape. Jagex vice president David Nicholson discussed what it was like creating new Transformers for the game, working... 

Jem and the Holograms: First Look

Jem and the Holograms: First Look
Could popular culture from the 1980’s be making a resurgence? Well you wouldn’t be crazy for thinking so. With a recent reboot of Robocop, and talks of The Goonies 2, Jem and The Holograms is the latest offering in these 80’s adaptations. Jem and the Holograms was an animated television show that ran between 1985 and 1988. It chronicled the life of Jerrica Burton and her alter ego Jem, who was the lead singer of the band: Jem and the... 

New Movie Release Previews! Epic Film Trailers At The Universal Stand!

New Movie Release Previews! Epic Film Trailers At The Universal Stand!
Universal Pictures are showing off some very cool trailers on lovely HD screens over the weekend at their stand, just outside the MCM Theatre. MCM Buzz was on hand to offer first hand impressions of the trailers. Immortals: As soon as the title ‘From the producers of 300‘ appears, you know what you’re in for. Incredible, stylised and truly epic! Immortals tells the story of Theseus (future Man Of Steel, Henry Cavill) , a mortal chosen... 
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