Tuesday, February 05, 2019

"Micronauts" - They Came From Inner Space

Development continues on a "Micronauts" feature film for Paramount and Hasbro, based on the action figures and comic books, targeting an October 16, 2020 release:

The science fiction toy line was manufactured by Mego from 1976 to 1980. 

The core of the toy line designs, articulation and modeling was based on and licensed from the 'Microman' toy line created by Japanese-based toy company Takara in 1974.

Several comic book series based on "Micronauts" were published by Marvel Comics (1979–1986)...

...Image Comics (2002–2003)...

 ...and Devil's Due Publishing (2004).

The Micronauts originate in the 'Microverse', a collective of diverse habitats linked together in the fashion of molecule chains. 

The original team comes together in response to the threat posed by former academic, dictator, 'Baron Karza'.

'Commander Arcturus Rann', returning from a thousand-year deep space voyage in suspended animation, and 'Biotron', his robot co-pilot, return on the 'HMS' ('Homeworld Micro Ship') 'Endeavor', to discover Karza has slain the royal family, who are in fact Rann's parents. What follows is an epic war across the Microverse pitting Rann and his allies against Karza.

Rann's team of Micronauts includes 'Princess Mari' of Homeworld, who, with her brother, 'Prince Argon', are the only survivors of the royal family. Known to the team as 'Marionette', she falls in love with Rann, and leads the team on occasion.

The warriors 'Acroyear' and 'Bug' also join Rann's cause...

...along with 'Microtron', Mari's robot tutor.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Micronauts"...