For those who want to see more of the live-action Transformers movie franchise, then you might want to prepare for what could be too much of it. Not only will there be a Transformers 5 film, but there will be three more after that. This is what is presently known about Transformers 5 with its release date and cast.
According to Variety, Hasbro chief Steven J. Davis confirmed in a Q&A that not only will there be a Transformers 5, Transformers 6, Transformers 7, and a Transformers 8. He added that "we decided to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise, who we got together in a room over a three-month period of time.
The creative force behind the four new Transformers movies is none other than Akiva Goldsman, a screenwriter who penned a few Batman films as well as the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind. Also on the team are other writers with big resumes like Ken Nolan, Christina Hodson, Linsey Beer, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari. Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead franchise, is also on board, as well as Iron Man writers Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Zak Penn. Also included is Jeff Pinkner from the Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as Steven DeKnight and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the showrunners for Daredevil.
The fifth iteration of the film series of giant robots was originally supposed to be released sometime in 2016, but it looks like it won't be receiving a release date until 2017. The delay could stem from the constant planning of it. The Transformers live-action movies have a reputation as money-makers, but they are often criticized for not being intelligent or true to the source material. Perhaps a long-term plan will change that.
When it comes to plans for Transformers 5, there have been a lot of rumors flying. Most of them state that it will begin where Transformers: Age of Extinction left off, with Optimus Prime flying into space. There he will meet the Quintessons, the malevolent creators of the Autobots and Decepticons, as well as Unicron, a transforming robot the size of a planet. These were characters created for an animated Transformers movie that was released in theaters in 1986.
However, Mark Ryan, the voice of Bumblebee, has been debunking these reports, saying that any ties from Transformers 5 and 1986 animated movie is rumor and hearsay. Several rumors about Unicorn or other 1986 characters have been attributed to Ryan in past interviews, but Ryan denies saying such things, according to Vine Report.
Other rumors involve returning characters. Many have stated that Mark Wahlberg's character of Cade Yeager, introduced in the last Transformers film, will be making a comeback. The fan-favorite Dinobots that were also introduced in the last movie will probably be coming back as well.
As far as Michael Bay, director of the first four Transformers films, is concerned, he still has yet to officially sign on. The films certainly have his signature, and it seemed that he was confirmed for the fifth film, but three more films? That might be asking too much in this new extended Transformers movie universe.