Like it or not, we are going to get yet another installment in the Transformers franchise. The films have been a rather lucrative hit for Paramount, so it’s easy to see why the studio may want to continue to breathe life into it. However, with Michael Bay saying that the latest movie would be his last as a director, Transformers 5 would need to start shooting soon so that it can meet its summer 2017 release.
Now, the franchise’s official Instagram has confirmed that the film will indeed start lensing very soon and have even revealed the new subtitle for the fourth sequel. Check out what it is below.
As rotten as some of the Transformers films can be, they do make a bundle at the box office, and as such these films just keep getting made. It has been almost two years since the release of the fourth Transformers film, Age of Extinction, but we know that many more are on the way. Now, we know how many more we are going to get.
According to a new report, Paramount has the dates for the next three Transformers films. That’s right, three. Not only that, they are targeting a Bumblebee spinoff for a 2018 release. More on the story below.
We’ve heard many directors say that the latest installment of a feature franchise will be their last, and often times it’s not. The only possible way that could happen is if said director is already moving on with a new project or the franchise has already signed a different director. So in the case of Transformers 5, Michael Bay was indecisive on whether or not to direct the next feature. We all know what Paramount has done to secure that Transformers stays with them by hiring a number of writers to pen spinoffs, sequels, and prequels. And while most of those features are now confirmed, the studio was adamant on bringing back Bay for one more Transformers film.
And now it looks like he is obliging them. A new report says he will direct Transformers 5. More on the story below.
This past summer, Paramount Studios hired 12 writers to write out the bible for the Transformers cinematic universe. The plan was for the writers to come up with ideas that would expand beyond the canon films with spinoffs and prequels. Of the proposed works there were plans for a Bumblebee spinoff, Beast Wars, and more.
Of the nine pitches that were sent to the Transformers brain trust — Michael Bay, Akiva Goldsman, Steven Spielberg, Mark Vahradian, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as well as Hasbro’s Brian Goldner — only five were approved. Of those five, a Transformers Cybertron animated origins film will be helmed by Ant-Man co-writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, while Goldsman is confirmed to be scripting Transformers 5. Bay has yet to announce if he will return to direct the fifth untitled Transformers film. It’s still not clear if the other three unnamed projects are spinoffs or prequels, but Hasbro announced that there will be four more Transformers films in the next decade. More on the story below.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 writer Zak Penn, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Lost“˜s Jeff Pinkner, Ant-Man co-writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, Lindsey Beer (The Fugitive remake), Christina Hodson (the re-imagining of Wizard of Oz), former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Black List script Hibernation) are all members of the Transformersshared universe writing team. Led by Akiva Goldsman, the plan is to take the franchise beyond the films we have seen so far. Rumors of this expansion include spinoffs centering on Bumblebee, a Cybertron origins film, and possibly Beast Wars. But there is one certainty: Paramount wants to have a Transformers 5, and they want Michael Bay to direct it.
The plan was to have a script ready in time for Bay when he completes his work on the Bengazhi film 13 Hours. While nothing is official yet, it appears that the Armageddon director is interested in coming back to direct his fifth Transformers film. But there is more. A new report is coming out that give us a look at what the writing teams have come up with in four short months. More on the story below.