New interview with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner

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  1. DiamondHead

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  2. Beastbot X

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    Ooo, they're making a Magic: The Gathering movie? That oughta be interesting. Or utter tripe. Probably one or the other, though.
     
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    i dont like that they feel they have to "re-invent" everything. That really explains a lot that's been going on the last few years

    10 bucks sais he doesn't even know what the transformers "core mythology" even is
     
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    I'm not convinced that he understands the fundamental difference between Transformers and the majority of those other properties.
     
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    I have a real hard time imagining a Monopoly movie.

    M:tG, meanwhile, I just really hope Nicol Bolas is involved somehow, since he's been such a constant force throughout almost the entire M:tG mythos.
     
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    The real news is of course the reemergence of STRETCH ARMSTRONG!
     
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    If it focused on the Brothers' War, I think that'd be a good choice, as it was sort of the "core event" at the beginning of the Magic Universe, and doesn't require much background info.
     
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    Making movies (as well as music) people can remember as a kid or that bring back good memories are where movies are headed. It's not surprising to hear all the possible movies in the making. I think Clue would be an easy one to do and Monopoly could be very interesting
     
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    They already did Clue, and I thought it was pretty darn good.
     
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    Just wait till' you know who'se up to direct it. Hint: Alien.

    The difference between Transformers and those other properties is... no... There is no difference.

    Not from the perspective of being Hasbros property at least. I mean, Disney created a lucrative movie franchise of a theme park attraction and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks whas based on bubblegum stickers.

    Anything goes as inspiration as long as it works in the end.
     
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    Funny, reading the interview he clearly knows what fans wanted from both TF and GI Joe. As for core mythology, well he clearly wanted Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow in the latter movie, and I believe there's a reason the Fallen is in the former's sequel (hint; a number between 12 and 14).
     
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    Me too! I'd liked to see if this one turns out as good.
     
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    Cool interview, it feels a little scripted though.
     
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    Huh, not bad. I like it. Wow!!! Baby got back!!!!
     
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    You know Goldner was in charge of steering Hasbro back onto it's core properties, right? While Transformers is the product of many hands, he oversaw TF (and other popular brands) going back to it's basics, which is partly why Hasbro is so successful now.
     
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    It was pretty cool that they weren't throwing soft ball questions but I'm just not so sure on some of the answers.

    I'm not really sure if he understands why some fans were unhappy with the first movie or it was just a way to avoid stepping on any toes with his answer. I know it's fairly silly to hope but if I was to hope it would be that the second film had more of a Transformers feel to it instead of the Transformers being transplanted into a mix of other films.

    Then again on the other hand he does know the magic words to say to GI Joe fans with saying comic book.

    Okay that and I'm sort of wondering if they might be kicking the tires around to bring back a dead franchise like MASK since that oddly enough might work in live action now that effects are advanced enough to pull it off.

    I don't know part of me says don't belive they have what I want at heart and other parts of me just badly want to belive that they really would like to make me happy.
     
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    Can't wait for the Monopoly: The Movie! :lol 
     
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    Yes, but note:

    Disney had a big success with "Pirates of the Caribbean", but don't forget their other dismal themeparkride-to-movie attempts 'The Country Bears' or 'The Haunted Mansion'.

    The reason this isn't a great policy is that they were greenlit for the sake of 'corporate synergy' rather than because someone came up with a compelling story and characters.

    Transformers on the other hand is a uniquely cinematic property that has always been ideally suited for the blockbuster treatment, and anyone who's been a fan has known this for years. Some toys have obvious potential. Other properties will take serious talent and imagination if they are to get anywhere.
     
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    "re-invent" is just a corporate buzz word. Really means keeping things current to hold the kiddies interest (to me anyway). Hence TFA's asthetic.

    Counterpoint: Why in the hell should he? He's in charge of Hasbro not Transformers. I'd be more worried if the guy in charge of Transformers as a brand had no idea what the "core mythology" was.
     

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