Marvel Studios and Warner Bros.’ DC movies division have a habit of charting out their release schedules a decade in advance, giving consumers the comfort of knowing exactly that they’ll be doing every May and November for the rest of their lives. Today, Paramount has decided to join in on that fun, handing out distant release dates for four “tentpole” projects. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which doesn’t have a ton of information about the movies, but thankfully they’re all based on pre-existing stuff that nerds are already familiar with.
First up is G.I. Joe, which will be in theaters on March 27, 2020. We have no idea if it’s a continuation of the previous movies or a total reboot, but a reboot seems like the safer option. After all, Paramount is trying to launch a Hasbro cinematic universe, so that will probably be easier for audiences to get on board if they go in clean with G.I. Joe. Speaking of the Hasbro cinematic universe, Paramount has also scheduled Micronauts for October 16, 2020. The original Micronauts isn’t quite as iconic as Transformers or G.I. Joe, but the basic concept was that the toys were small little characters with a lot of articulation points and a wide array of playsets—perfect movie fodder, in other words.
On July 23, 2021, Paramount will drop Dungeons & Dragons, a movie based on a satanic tabletop game that captured the souls of countless teenagers over the last few decades. We don’t have any details about the movie, as with all of the others here, but it really could just be a fairly straightforward fantasy story. Also, it’s worth noting that this is a separate project from the Dungeons & Dragons that Warner Bros. was making, as well as the movie Joe Manganiello was making (as far as we know).
Finally, Paramount saved the best for last with Untitled Hasbro Event Film, which has been scheduled for October 1, 2021. It could be some kind of Hasbro team-up movie with G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Micronauts, but we really have no idea. It might even be a Visionaries movie, or a M.A.S.K. movie, or any one of the old toy lines that Paramount is resurrecting for Hasbro.