In an effort to reinvigorate the Transformers franchise, this year Paramount Pictures set writer Akiva Goldsman to lead a writers room comprised of about a dozen writers. The result was a roster of at least three sequels that will keep Transformers movies hitting theaters at different points throughout the next 10 years. Now the studio seems keen on using that model to help give new life to the G.I. Joe franchise, not to mention kicking off a hopeful franchise adapting the action figures known as Micronauts.
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We already know that Transformers 5 is in the works at Paramount Pictures, and Michael Bay is in early talks to come back and direct yet again, though the filmmaker himself said they’re still working out specifics and nothing is official yet. Yet again it has also been said that this will be the last Transformers movie Bay will direct, but that doesn’t mean the franchise won’t continue after that.
In fact, Hasbro executive vice president and chief content officer Stephen Davis recently partook in the MIP Junior Conference and revealed that the writers room that was assembled over the summer for the Transformers franchise has resulted in a plan for a total of four live-action sequels, which means we’ll get Transformers sequels rolling out for the next 10 years. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
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The much-discussed Transformers writers room at Paramount has done its work, and there’s now a plan to move forward. That plan may be just a bit more limited than some expected; there is no giant slate of Transformers movies coming down the line. But there is a solid plan for Transformers 5, which Michael Bay will direct next year. (As solid a plan as there can be for a Transformers film, I guess.)
And the animated prequel movie is official. That one will indeed be an origin story focusing on the planet Cybertron. Read More »
As we learned earlier this year, Paramount Pictures is hoping that their Transformers franchise can be turned into a more diverse collection of movies not unlike the Marvel cinematic universe, with spin-offs for characters like Bumblebee rumored to be in development. But before that, Transformers 5 is expected to arrive sometime in 2017, and some story details have just come to light.
Mark Ryan is an actor who voiced Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Lockdown in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and while appearing at the Wings and Wheels convention in the United Kingdom, he revealed two possible Transformers 5 plot possibilities that take our human and Autobot heroes in very different directions. Read More »
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Yesterday Steven DeKnight, former showrunner on Daredevil and current member of Paramount’s Transformers writer’s room, told us about the arrival of the Punisher to the second season of Daredevil. Today he has talked to other outlets about the Transformers project, and his comments help us understand who’s doing what (such as Jeff Pinkner writing Transformers 5 with Akiva Goldsman) and how the whole system is laid out. Read More »
A week after controversy hit the Internet about a lack of diversity in developing the Transformers movie franchise, Paramount has hired two new writers. They are Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, the first two female writers in a group that includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Zak Penn (Ready Player One) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost). It’s lead by Akiva Goldsman and their aim is to have a fifth film ready to go when Michael Bay finishes his current movie, then multiple Transformers films lined up to be made after.
Below, read more about Hodson and Beer as well as the Transformers writers room. Read More »
Now that we know Transformers is becoming a larger cinematic universe, the importance of the next film increases drastically. The filmmakers will need to make sure their story not only works individually, but also sets up the world moving ahead. Because of that, thing are going to take a bit longer than expected. Though rumors initially suggested Transformers 5 could come out in 2016, now Hasbro believes 2017 is more realistic. Read more about the rumored Transformers 5 release date below. Read More »
Marvel is doing it, DC is doing it, Lucasfilm is doing it, the Ghostbusters are doing it and now it looks like Transformers will be doing it too.
Deadline reports that Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning writer of a A Beautiful Mind (and the writer of Batman and Robin, among other films) is in negotiations with Paramount to lead a brain trust of writers with the aim of upping the output of Transformers movies for the studio. Goldsman will join executive producers Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura in the hiring of a collection of writers to create “a potential multi-part Transformers sequel, and come up with potential spinoff films.” Read more about this potential Transformers Cinematic Universe below. Read More »