After Disney dropped more than $4 billion to pick up Lucasfilm and Star Wars, the rumor mill started wondering which company Mickey Mouse & Co. might go after next. Then, word broke that massive toy company Hasbro could be next on the list. So is it true?
Not content with owning Marvel and now Star Wars, Disney may already have its next target in sight: the House That Mickey Built is looking at you, Optimus Prime.
When you hear that Hasbro is thinking of getting another Transformers movie out by 2014, does it fill you with dread? Do terrible flashbacks of Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf dance in your head? Is your only solace Optimus Prime? Well, kiddo, you're not gonna like what we just heard.
Well, that elastic blonde beefcake from '70s toy heaven is one tug closer to film reality with the addition of The Crazies director Breck Eisner. With all the development push/pull, the poor guy's developed serious stretch marks. Let's hope he has time to heal.
We talk with Hasbro about its upcoming superhero toys.
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