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G.I. Joe, Transformers Crossover on the Horizon

Chris Hemsworth might be suiting up for a whole new kind of battle. Deadline is reporting that the Aussie actor is in talks to star in a Paramount Pictures mash-up movie featuring everyone’s favorite 80s toy lines: G.I. Joe and Transformers! Hemsworth is no stranger to big-budget action flicks. He crushed it as the hammer-wielding Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and even starred in the record-breaking Netflix movie “Extraction.” Now, it looks like he might be trading his hammer for a laser rifle or maybe even a giant wrench (because, robots).

A Match Made in Toy Heaven?

The idea of G.I. Joe and Transformers teaming up isn’t exactly new. The two franchises actually crossed paths in a comic book series back in the 80s. And last year’s “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” movie even teased a potential cinematic crossover in a post-credits scene.

Chris Hemsworth adding his involvement would be a major win for Paramount. He’s already voicing Optimus Prime in the upcoming “Transformers One” animated movie, so he kind of knows the drill. Plus, with his charisma and action hero skills, he’d be a perfect fit for this epic throwdown between soldiers and robots.

Will this be the ultimate 80s nostalgia trip, or a box office bomb? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: getting these two legendary franchises together is a gamble Paramount is willing to take. So, get ready for a battle unlike any other, because when G.I. Joe and the Transformers join forces, the fate of the world (and maybe your childhood memories) hangs in the balance!

G.I. Joe: America’s Elite Soldiers

G.I. Joe first burst onto the scene in 1964 as a line of action figures from Hasbro. The Joes, led by the iconic Duke, were a team of highly trained special forces soldiers who battled the evil Cobra organization. The franchise exploded in popularity in the 80s with a cartoon series and a ton of new characters, from Scarlett and Snake Eyes to Roadblock and Destro.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye

The Transformers were another Hasbro toy line that hit it big in the 80s. These robots in disguise could transform from vehicles like cars and jets into powerful warriors, either Autobots (good guys) led by Optimus Prime or Decepticons (bad guys) led by Megatron. The Transformers also got their own cartoon series in the 80s, featuring epic battles and catchphrases like “Yelling in robot voice is required by law!”

 

(Source: Deadline)

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