We recently caught up with voice actress Samantha Newark, who played both Jem and her alter ego Jerrica, on every single episode of the hit animated series. She let us know that Hasbro has a big announcement in store for Jem and the Holograms that will be unveiled during their NYCC presentation.
It has been rumored for a while that Jem and the Holograms will be getting the live action big screen treatment ala Hasbro's Transformers and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In recent years, Hollywood has discovered that teen girls are an untapped market and that they can bring in box office gold when given the right property. Samantha Newark hinted that if Jem and the Holograms does head to the big screen, it might wind up being an animated film.
It is also possible that, with the recent successful launch of both the new Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Resolute animated series, that Jem and the Holograms will be getting its own weekly run rendered in CG animation.
This is what Samantha Newark had to say about the upcoming announcement from Hasbro.
Samantha Newark is optimistic that the announcement will have to do with the physical return of Jem and the Holograms, not just the current and upcoming products that will be on display according to the official Hasbro press release in regards to NYCC 2011. But she has no idea if it is actually the long rumored movie or something else.
If a live action movie is in the works, Samantha Newark hopes that Hasbro will do with her what they did with Peter Cullen in the live action Transformers movie and bring her back for at least a cameo.
Only time will tell what Hasbro has in store for Jem and the Holograms.
JEM And The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series DVD is available October 11th.