“I have to say I was very pleased with the reaction from Ben 8,” says co-writer David Goyer.
“I’m a big fan of Ben 8.
I’m a fan of the idea of being able to build up your character in your own world, and Ben 8 was a very compelling story of how you could grow your character over the course of the series.
The characters are so dynamic, and you can go from one to the next.
Ben 8 is also really a great example of the power of this concept of ‘you grow’.
If you’re growing, you’re going to grow into the world.
So Ben 8, for me, is a very positive example of that.”
While Goyer and co-writers David Ayer and Amy Pascal have been busy building up Ben 8’s world to date, they’ve also been keeping busy building the characters that Ben 10 will feature.
“There are some characters that I’ve really liked that I thought, ‘Oh, I can make them into characters in the series,'” Goyer says.
“We’re trying to find them as much as we can, and then when we find them, we have the opportunity to really build them out.”
And now, they have some new toys to help them with their work.
“One of the most fun things we’ve been able to do is have Ben 10 toys in the movie, which is really exciting,” Goyer continues.
“Ben 10 toys are so unique, and they’ve been really hard to find.
Ben 10 is a big character, and so we’ve just had to take advantage of our resources and find a way to make sure we could make these toys and make them accessible to Ben 10.””
Ben 10 has been a really satisfying ride,” Goys continues.
“[There’s] a whole bunch of toys for Ben 10 that we can’t show, and we wanted to show them in the story so we could show them and hopefully encourage people to buy them, but also show them that they can make their own.
And they can go out and create their own toys.”
While the toys for the series may not be in the show itself, they do seem to be in Goyer’s mind.
“As a writer, there’s always an element of the story that you want to tell, but it’s a bit tricky, because you want all the toys to work together and to work in harmony and be fun.
And then we have a little bit of a challenge in terms of how to show those toys in a way that you can make it exciting and make it fun for Ben,” he says.”
There’s a few toys that we’ve already seen in Ben 10 which are really cool toys, and there’s some toys that are kind of a little out there that we haven’t seen before, and it’s nice to see that, but there’s also a lot of toys that I think, if you’re not a fan, or if you’ve never seen them, you don’t want to know about.””
You can’t go in and just make the toy out of gold,” Goynes adds.
“The toys are the stories that they’re telling, and the toys are something you’re trying not to take away from the story.
They’re a huge part of the Ben 10 universe, and I think that it’s great that Ben is able to use them in a story that has so much more to offer than just the toy.”
The Ben 10 toy line, which includes Ben 10-themed cars, has already made its way into the film.
We caught up with Goyer to talk about the Ben 8 toys, Ben 9, and a Ben 10 twist.