Paramount recently announced that they’d be giving the people what they probably don’t want, a slew of Transformers sequels. Thanks, Paramount.
The untitled Transformers 5 will be the first of three successive films to be released annually starting in 2017. The films will premier alongside Wonder Woman and Godzilla 2 in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In addition, director Michael Bay and star Mark Wahlberg are both returning for the fifth installment. Bay has previously expressed his desire to stop making giant robot films, but they money they offered him must’ve been too good to pass up.
Screenwriters from Iron Man 3 and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, are working on the project and want to “expand the cinematic universe” so that future comics, toys and TV shows will share the same, unified story.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is set to produce Transformers 5, and Transformers 6 is going to center around the story of Bumblebee from Hasbro’s Transformers universe. The real question is, do we even want these movies? From a financial standpoint I guess they’re obligated to make more. The first four in the franchise grossed $3.7 billion worldwide, so people are clearly watching them… but for how much longer?