Michael Bay’s “Transformers” has been around for quite some time now and it looks like Paramount Pictures is eager to further capitalise on the franchise’s monumental success. “Transformers 6” is now officially pegged for a 2019 release but there seems to be another surprise before the film hits the big screen that year.
Paramount Pictures has assembled a “writers group” in order to craft a plot of a “shared universe” of films featuring “Transformers” to pan out for the next decade. Screenrant reports that Bay is about to kickoff production on his upcoming “Transformers” film in May of 2017, which also marks as the filmmaker’s last “real” entry. Furthermore, Paramount Pictures has already announced its plans for the franchise to go beyond the fifth installment. The report notes that while the film may be Bay’s last film on the franchise, he may go on as a producer for future installments.
Comic Book also reports that Hasbro has also announced three “Transformers” films are already in development which will be consecutively released starting 2017. Moreover, the fan favourite, yellow Autobot will also have his own spinoff. “On June 8, 2018, a new film is being developed which will tell the never before heard story of Bumblebee, one of the most beloved characters from Hasbro’s ‘Transformers’ universe,” reads a statement provided to Comic Book.
Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as single father and struggling inventor Cade Yeager and Peter Cullen will remain the voice behind Optimus Prime but it’s still unknown at the time of writing if other characters are set to appear in the next installment. Furthermore, “Transformers 5” will also be wrestling it out with Warner Brother’s “Wonder Woman” as both are slated for a June 23, 2017 release date. ”Transformers” films have been making a killing in the cinemas with each new installment but “Wonder Woman” has been eagerly anticipated by comic book fans. It will be interesting to see if both will still wind up following their same day release dates.