When we last saw Optimus Prime kick in his new boot jets to fly off into orbit at the end of Age of Extinction, fans wondered if that would be be the last time we see the big guy on film. That answer is NO.
At what is known as the MIP Junior Conference 2015, Hasbro's executive VP and content officer announced that after three months in the writers room, they now have outlines for Transformers 5, 6, 7 and 8.
This represents Transformers movies for the next 10 years for fans, with Michael Bay being one of the executive producers on the creative team. Oh, and the guy who probably was not going to direct another one, well, Bay will be directing #5. I guess the billions is hard to walk away from.
In addition, as part of the Transformers Cinematic Universe, the continuation of the animated series, Transformers Prime will continue in the form of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. The different between the two titles will be that after much market testing, things that the kids did not like in Prime will be removed.
If you recall, a while back we mentioned that Hasbro and Paramount put together quite the creative team behind this franchise, including Steve DeKnight (Daredevil), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Lindsey Beer (How To Nail An Alien) and Christina Hodson (Unforgettable).
Film number five will also see Mark Wahlberg back reprising his role of Cade Yeager.
The only thing I believe I would like to see improved on the franchise is to tone down the amount of fighting in the films. Age of Extinction was fun, but damn, the amount of fighting felt like it ate up half the movie. Otherwise, keep it up Paramount et al.
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