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Like Avengers, but with six Hawkeyes: Sony ponders Robin Hood universe

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Robin Hood Men In Tights
Robert Isenberg

As The Avengers showed us all, people love “shared universes.” You can take any random bunch of movie ideas—don’t bother with worrying about them being any good or anything—as long as you make sure they’re in that shared universe, people will love it. (Case in point: The Amazing Spider-Man 2.) This works out for movie studios too—money’s tight, why should they have to keep churning out entirely new universes for every new movie that waltzes  in? That’s just wasteful! Share ’em! Shove it, Carl Sagan!

Which is why we’re probably going to get a shared universe of Robin Hood films. Perplexed? You shouldn’t be! Robin Hood and his Merry Men, as you should know, were like The Avengers of yore, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to THR, Sony is considering dropping $1-2 million on a pitch called Hood by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott, which would be the start of a series of films about the legendary bandit and his band of Merry Men. There aren’t many details about the project at this point, but its tone reportedly aligns with “Mission: Impossible and the recent Fast & Furious movies,” which is a really obtuse way of saying “fun as hell.” Which is really this movie’s only hope, because as far as shared universes go, it looks like it’s turtles all the way down, folks.

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