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Paramount is developing multiple sequels and spin-offs to Transformers

03.27.2015

Guess who may be getting the next cinematic universe? That's right! Paramount is currently preparing to launch their own multiple film franchise of TRANSFORMERS movies. While nothing is currently set, the studio is enlisting screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to head an initiative that would see multiple films to follow the awful, yet profitable, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. Lest we forget the man who brought this scourge upon us, Deadline reports that Michael Bay is involved as well.

The plan, according to sources, would be to develop a writing team similar to what James Cameron did with AVATAR to execute a plan similar to what Disney is doing with STAR WARS. That means they want to find ways to branch TRANSFORMERS into multiple movie spin-offs as well as a multi-part sequel which Michael Bay may direct after he finishes his Benghazi drama 13 HOURS.

There is no indication that Akiva Goldsman will script a new TRANSFORMERS movie but rather preside over the group alongside Bay and producers Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The indication is this project is going to be a top priority which likely means we could be seeing one or more TRANSFORMERS movies a year beginning in 2017. Heaven help us all.

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10:12AM on 03/31/2015

They already started

They planted the seed at the end of 4, with Prime leaving Earth to find the "creators", which could lead to a string of films set on that track involving the Quintessons, or some other Michael Bay bastardization of the Transformer universe. The Dinobots went off on their own, setting up a theoritical Dinobot line of films, and then of course, you have the team left on Earth. That being said, I'd be up for an all out reboot at this point. I mean they killed Ratchet, Ironhide and Jazz... 3 of
They planted the seed at the end of 4, with Prime leaving Earth to find the "creators", which could lead to a string of films set on that track involving the Quintessons, or some other Michael Bay bastardization of the Transformer universe. The Dinobots went off on their own, setting up a theoritical Dinobot line of films, and then of course, you have the team left on Earth. That being said, I'd be up for an all out reboot at this point. I mean they killed Ratchet, Ironhide and Jazz... 3 of the most recognizable G1 characters on the Autobot side and wiped out pretty much all of the recognizable Deceptions. Concentrate more on the actual Transformers, less on the humans, especially using them as comic fodder like Sam's parents, and come up with stronger scripts and plot lines.
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9:55AM on 03/29/2015
Akiva Goldsman is involved in this? Cool! I loved Batman & Robin!
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Akiva Goldsman is involved in this? Cool! I loved Batman & Robin!
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8:48PM on 03/29/2015
Not sure if I got a thumbs down because I talk bad about Akiva Goldsman, or because I sarcastically rate it as 'I'm hip to this news'. LOL

But seriously guys, Batman & Robin sucked!
Not sure if I got a thumbs down because I talk bad about Akiva Goldsman, or because I sarcastically rate it as 'I'm hip to this news'. LOL

But seriously guys, Batman & Robin sucked!
7:47PM on 03/28/2015
This is one of the few franchises that I'd actually prefer a reboot.

I'd like to see something more closely resembling the designs of the original toy line and a storyline resembling something closer to the cartoons or comics, which were remarkably far more thought provoking than the Michael Bay tripe we've suffered through thus far.
This is one of the few franchises that I'd actually prefer a reboot.

I'd like to see something more closely resembling the designs of the original toy line and a storyline resembling something closer to the cartoons or comics, which were remarkably far more thought provoking than the Michael Bay tripe we've suffered through thus far.
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12:42AM on 03/29/2015
It would be cool to see more of a G1 style, but I think it would be a little clunky for the big screen.

It would be REALLY cool, if the future movies could at least get the G1 voice actors to do the roles.
It would be cool to see more of a G1 style, but I think it would be a little clunky for the big screen.

It would be REALLY cool, if the future movies could at least get the G1 voice actors to do the roles.
10:10AM on 03/28/2015
I just want to point out ibly the MCU cine universe has in any way come to fruition while the others are announced, theorized then ignored/dropped when the launch film bombs or the execs come back down to earth. This is gonna be a real thing. But there will be a Transformers 5.
I just want to point out ibly the MCU cine universe has in any way come to fruition while the others are announced, theorized then ignored/dropped when the launch film bombs or the execs come back down to earth. This is gonna be a real thing. But there will be a Transformers 5.
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8:55AM on 03/28/2015
This might actually work. I assume Paramount is trying to come up with a new group of Transformers without killing main characters. Maybe they can finally use Hot Rod and Kup and fellow Cybertronians alongside Optimus Prime, instead of just killing Optimus Prime off.
This might actually work. I assume Paramount is trying to come up with a new group of Transformers without killing main characters. Maybe they can finally use Hot Rod and Kup and fellow Cybertronians alongside Optimus Prime, instead of just killing Optimus Prime off.
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2:40AM on 03/28/2015
Trying to mimic the MCU, without the creative stable I see... Disney has far more resources and far deeper pockets to capitalize on their products; Paramount should hang their head, and exit the room, and let the big boys do their work.
Trying to mimic the MCU, without the creative stable I see... Disney has far more resources and far deeper pockets to capitalize on their products; Paramount should hang their head, and exit the room, and let the big boys do their work.
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11:53PM on 03/27/2015
A cinematic universe... of TRANSFORMERS?! Well, since it's already a movie series, they're playing it safe. However, that's also the reason why this is a bad idea: It wasn't planned from the start. Other movies will feel like spin-offs instead of companion pieces.
A cinematic universe... of TRANSFORMERS?! Well, since it's already a movie series, they're playing it safe. However, that's also the reason why this is a bad idea: It wasn't planned from the start. Other movies will feel like spin-offs instead of companion pieces.
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2:37AM on 03/29/2015
Was the DC universe really planned from the start? Green Latern is in canon with it then? All of it seemed on a whim up to when MOS did well.
Was the DC universe really planned from the start? Green Latern is in canon with it then? All of it seemed on a whim up to when MOS did well.
10:31PM on 03/27/2015
Just have them set in space already & Cybertron, heck make them prequels & erase the other 4, which seems to be the new trend nowadays. Less focus on human characters as well. I still have no problems with this franchise, they are what they are. My guess if Bay will never make Bad Boys 3 now if he chosses to stick with the TF franchise.
Just have them set in space already & Cybertron, heck make them prequels & erase the other 4, which seems to be the new trend nowadays. Less focus on human characters as well. I still have no problems with this franchise, they are what they are. My guess if Bay will never make Bad Boys 3 now if he chosses to stick with the TF franchise.
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7:59PM on 03/27/2015

What if...

Bumblebee goes back into hiding, only to be found in a junkyard by a gear head named Dom Toretto. TransFurious.
Bumblebee goes back into hiding, only to be found in a junkyard by a gear head named Dom Toretto. TransFurious.
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8:37PM on 03/27/2015
That is the title of the spin off of the Amazon show "Transparent"!
That is the title of the spin off of the Amazon show "Transparent"!
12:56AM on 03/29/2015
I know its a joke, but that's a billion dollar idea. People would pay to see it.
I know its a joke, but that's a billion dollar idea. People would pay to see it.
7:40PM on 03/27/2015

Why the all the hate

These movies are fun and mindless action i seem to recall people saying the same thing about fast and furious i dont understand all the hate, true maybe with a good story and good performances it could be a little better but good news for those who like action movies in the summer
These movies are fun and mindless action i seem to recall people saying the same thing about fast and furious i dont understand all the hate, true maybe with a good story and good performances it could be a little better but good news for those who like action movies in the summer
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2:45AM on 03/28/2015
The shallow end of the pool grows daily.
The shallow end of the pool grows daily.
7:22PM on 03/27/2015
The devil works in mysterious ways.
The devil works in mysterious ways.
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7:11PM on 03/27/2015
Connect em with GI Joe, which I remember hearing about back before TF3 came out, and that'll be awesome.
Connect em with GI Joe, which I remember hearing about back before TF3 came out, and that'll be awesome.
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6:45PM on 03/27/2015
please no more...
please no more...
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6:16PM on 03/27/2015
I actually equally enjoyed the first 3, yes part 2 and 3 had flaws but at least they were consistent. Extinction was not just a crapfest but it felt way too different and out of line with the first 3. I'm all for shallow popcorn flicks but hated TF4. At least the 3rd left me wanting more but at this point, I'm good with no Transformers for awhile.
I actually equally enjoyed the first 3, yes part 2 and 3 had flaws but at least they were consistent. Extinction was not just a crapfest but it felt way too different and out of line with the first 3. I'm all for shallow popcorn flicks but hated TF4. At least the 3rd left me wanting more but at this point, I'm good with no Transformers for awhile.
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5:42PM on 03/27/2015
Meh. Maybe one of these spin-offs will do something different, and have the story focused on just the autobots and decepticons instead of a bunch of boring, tired, human storylines. With Bay at the helm that was never going to happen. So I guess my point is, with multiple films in the work, and least one of them has to be good, right? Right?!
Meh. Maybe one of these spin-offs will do something different, and have the story focused on just the autobots and decepticons instead of a bunch of boring, tired, human storylines. With Bay at the helm that was never going to happen. So I guess my point is, with multiple films in the work, and least one of them has to be good, right? Right?!
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4:53PM on 03/27/2015
I enjoy the Transformer movies for what they are. And in all honesty, the cry babies who butch about these movies should like this news: new Transformer movies being made by different filmmakers. I for 1 love Michael Bay movies, so more Bay directed Transformer movies is fine with me... but Bay aint making them all, and that will bring fresh eyes to the franchise. But Bay hating is what "movie fans" love to do... so get on with it!
I enjoy the Transformer movies for what they are. And in all honesty, the cry babies who butch about these movies should like this news: new Transformer movies being made by different filmmakers. I for 1 love Michael Bay movies, so more Bay directed Transformer movies is fine with me... but Bay aint making them all, and that will bring fresh eyes to the franchise. But Bay hating is what "movie fans" love to do... so get on with it!
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5:15PM on 03/27/2015
I respect your honesty. I saw the first one and parts of the rest on HBO. I'd rather ppl say that then bitch about them while continuing to pay good $ on them
I respect your honesty. I saw the first one and parts of the rest on HBO. I'd rather ppl say that then bitch about them while continuing to pay good $ on them
2:42AM on 03/28/2015
I was hovering the downvote, until your last sentence. Then you got an upvote. Well said by the way...
I was hovering the downvote, until your last sentence. Then you got an upvote. Well said by the way...
1:51PM on 03/28/2015
Ha well thank you to you both! I expected my post to have a ton of down votes!
Ha well thank you to you both! I expected my post to have a ton of down votes!
4:46PM on 03/27/2015
As far as I'm concerned, I've seen enough...
As far as I'm concerned, I've seen enough...
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2:41AM on 03/28/2015
Yep. The first movie was all that was needed. Capitalism at it's finest though.
Yep. The first movie was all that was needed. Capitalism at it's finest though.
7:49PM on 03/28/2015
Well you could always move to socialist Venezuela. I'm sure the entertainment offerings in the land of no toilet paper are stupendous.
Well you could always move to socialist Venezuela. I'm sure the entertainment offerings in the land of no toilet paper are stupendous.
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