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‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ Crossover Movie Is Possible, Says Producer

Jul 09, 2014 11:41 PM EDT
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(Photo : Youtube / TheSoundwave129) Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura said a crossover movie for the "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" is possible.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, producer of all the "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" films, talked about the possibility of combining the two film franchises in one massive project, Total Film reported.

According to him, a crossover project might happen for the two film series.

"I think later on that's a possibility but I don't think in the near future," he said.

The producer clarified that the production teams behind the two franchises have not yet discussed the option of creating a crossover film. Di Bonaventura added that both "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" films each have rich storylines to pick from.

He explained the franchises will first focus on their respective storylines as much as possible before heading toward the same path, according to IGN.

"I don't think they've run out of stories yet," he said. "It's not something we talk about either. There's a lot more story to be told in both cases."

From the first "Transformers" film in 2007 to the recent fourth installment, the "Age of Extinction," the entire franchise has earned more than $3 billion in worldwide box office sales. With a combined budget of $710 million, Di Bonaventura considers this as a massive success.

As for the "G.I. Joe" film series, 2009's "Rise of the Cobra" earned a worldwide gross of $302 million, with more than $54 million during its opening weekend. Its 2013 sequel, "Retaliation," grossed over $375 million in its worldwide box office sales, according to Cinema Blend.

For Di Bonaventura, the theatrical success of the two franchises proves that they are still strong on their own. The studios and key persons connected with the various films even announced their plans for follow-up movies in the near future.

He said that once the general plots for the two projects have been exhausted, then he and the production teams will consider creating a crossover movie.

"If at some moment we all think 'You know what? It's time to bring the two of them together' we'll do that, but I think they're strong enough to exist on their own," he said.

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