Jon Chu Wants to Make a GI Joe/Transformers/Jem Crossover Movie

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The Hasbro Cinematic Universe? There have been dumber ideas in Hollywood. GI Joe: Retaliation (a.k.a. the good one) and Jem director Jon M. Chu wants to make it happen with one big crossover flick, according to a recent interview.


As Chu told Cinema Blend:

I mean, I’m a huge Transformers fan, I would totally be down for that, but I really want to build my universe with Jem – but you could have Jem, G.I. Joe and Transformers collide - one epic blockbuster!

A couple of things to note here: 1) the Jem movie is terrible, 2) there almost certainly won’t be a sequel unless something unexpected happen, 3) Hasbro should have ordered a GI Joe/Transformers movie years ago because it’s the most obviously profitable idea ever and 4) you don’t actually need to include Jem among the gun-toting soldiers and homicidal robots. Frankly, she might only complicate matters, and that’s even if the Jem movie were good, which, I feel compelled to remind you, it very much wasn’t.

Still, if it came down to having Jem hang with Roadblock and Bumblebee or putting Michael Bay behind the camera for Joe/’Formers, I’ll take Jem anyday of the week.

[Via the AV Club]

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Uh...I’m really confused; was Jem actually popular in the 80s? I was born in 1990, but I heard about GI Joe and Transformers and such before the movie. Jem, not so much. I’m surprised to see a big fanbase for it.