In news that will either fill readers with a rush of excitement or the chill of sheer terror, we’ve recently been given a little insight into the upcoming state of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise and the news isn’t small.
According to Hasbro executive, Stephen Davis, “They plotted out the next ten years of Transformers. Similarly we are doing the same in television and digital. So stay tuned Transformers 5 is on its way. …And 6 and 7 and 8.”
That’s right, over the course of the next 10 years, we’ll be getting 4 new Transformers movies and that doesn’t include their plans for TV and digital. While we do know that a pile of new Transformers movies are in the works, what’s still unclear is director Michael Bay’s involvement. In a Tweet he put out last month, he made it pretty clear that he’s not yet committed to the project.
Whether or not Bay will come back or not, Transformers 5 is set to start shooting next year with a 2017 release date. In addition to that, we’ve also learned that it will get an animated spin-off which is tentatively titled, Transformers One. The animated spin-off could likely wind up giving viewers an origin of Cybertron story and is currently slated to be written by Ant-Man ‘touch up’ writers, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Currently it’s not known if the animated film will tie into the full live action universe, but we assume that it probably will.
So what do you think, should the critically panned yet financially successful Transformers series get a host of new movies or would those efforts be better served in new, original content? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.