Michael Bay’s “Transformers” film series has been providing fans with gratuitous explosions and awesome mecha fight sequences in recent years, and each installment made it big in box office revenues. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was a shift in the series when Paramount Pictures decided to reboot the franchise, seeing its original stars Shia Labeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel out of the franchise. Now with the next installment coming up, a wave of new developments and details have emerged.
Unsurprisingly, Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as Cade Yeager, and Peter Cullen will remain as the voice behind Optimus Prime. Michael Bay will also be the one to helm the film from a screenplay written by none other than Akiva Goldsman.
In recent news, Screenrant reports that the pre-production for the yet-to-be-titled upcoming “Transformers” film has already started. It also has been revealed that the film’s principal photography will take place in London this June, with Detroit to follow at a later date. The film’s producers are looking for new supporting actors as well as extras who could work on both locations.
Aside from the already planned upcoming installment, there will also be a Bumblebee-focused spinoff is in the works and will hit the big screen in 2018. It’s still unclear at the moment whether Wahlberg will also make an appearance in the spinoff or if a different actor is set to star.
Furthermore, Paramount Pictures has already assembled a “writers group” to design a well-crafted plot of a “shared universe” for the next decade. As such, it’s a clear sign that Paramount Pictures wants to pan out the franchise longer.