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Transformers 5 may be on track for a 2017 release

04.07.2014
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We live in an era where scheduling release dates well in advance is common practice. Whether it be future Marvel films, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, or even Pixar's slate of movies, studios need to stake their claim early to ensure they can not only build buzz but also make sure that their rivals don't scoop up the prime real estate at the local cineplex.

With that in mind, this latest scoop could be a rumor wrapped in a nice bow, wishful thinking from a merchandiser, or an accidental leak of information. Whatever the case, this is likely going to turn out to be true in some capacity. SlashFilm recently learned about the upcoming slate of releases for Australian licensing company Vilsco Textiles surrounding the TRANSFORMERS franchise. The handy dandy chart they use lists both animated projects as well as this summer's TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, but what is intriguing is what they have listed for a few years from now. Take a look:

While the logo for TRANSFORMERS 5 is obviously a mock-up done as a placeholder, it definitely raises some questions. With the first three films released 2 years apart from each other, a three year gap between TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and the fifth film is outside of the norm. But, with Michael Bay likely not returning for a fifth go round, the extra year may serve as time to find a new director to take his place. It also could be strategic planning to avoid CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 and BATMAN VS SUPERMAN which will undoubtedly take up the most coveted slots in 2016's calendar.

This also supposes that TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION will be a hit. So far, the film looks to be no different from the first three chapters which, while big successes at the box office, have decreased in terms of critical acclaim. I would venture to guess this will end up being legit news but it all hinges on how TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION does when it hits screens on June 27, 2014.

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Source: SlashFilm

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2:43AM on 04/08/2014
I'm fine with this.
I'm fine with this.
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9:42PM on 04/07/2014
MORE FLAMES ON OPTIMUS PRIME THAN A THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS HAVE SEEN IN THEIR COLLECTIVE LIVES!
MORE FLAMES ON OPTIMUS PRIME THAN A THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS HAVE SEEN IN THEIR COLLECTIVE LIVES!
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3:11PM on 04/07/2014

The "fans"

should just accept that this new shitty series is what Transformers is now. In any case I blame the "fans" for going to see them in the theatres. Everyone says they suck, but keeps paying money to see them. After the shitty TF1 I didn't go see 2 or 3 in theatres. Even if you liked part 1, you know 2 sucked, but you gave 3 another chance anyway - when are you expecting these films to get better with Bay on board? It's not gonna fucking happen - so just don't pay your money to see them. Then they
should just accept that this new shitty series is what Transformers is now. In any case I blame the "fans" for going to see them in the theatres. Everyone says they suck, but keeps paying money to see them. After the shitty TF1 I didn't go see 2 or 3 in theatres. Even if you liked part 1, you know 2 sucked, but you gave 3 another chance anyway - when are you expecting these films to get better with Bay on board? It's not gonna fucking happen - so just don't pay your money to see them. Then they will stop making them.

I mean honestly guys, all three TF films have stupid dialogue, shitty stories and god awful comedy. I will admit that I thought part 3 was the best - the action was clearly the best and at least the story was about the Transformers. So I am in the minority saying that 3 was enjoyable as a popcorn action flick. Anyway there is nothing to be done, this is what transformers is now, so learn to live with it,
I have admitted to myself that a good science fiction type film with the TFs will never be made. So I may as well sit back and enjoy the explosions!
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3:28PM on 04/07/2014
I thought 3 was the best too.
I thought 3 was the best too.
3:46PM on 04/07/2014
At least part 3 had some major action, so you cannot take that away from bay - I somehow wish he could have a tag partner etc - Bay is great with action, but the rest is bad - I know the writers are at fault too, not just dumping it all on bay!
At least part 3 had some major action, so you cannot take that away from bay - I somehow wish he could have a tag partner etc - Bay is great with action, but the rest is bad - I know the writers are at fault too, not just dumping it all on bay!
4:34PM on 04/07/2014
Dude, you're preaching to the choir.

After Transformers 2, I vowed never to watch another one after that and sadly will never watch anything remotely associated with Michael Bay. I know that's so lame to say but seriously, TF2 was the epitome of a terrible action movie. And I fuckin' loved Bad Boys I and II, The Rock and Armageddon.
Dude, you're preaching to the choir.

After Transformers 2, I vowed never to watch another one after that and sadly will never watch anything remotely associated with Michael Bay. I know that's so lame to say but seriously, TF2 was the epitome of a terrible action movie. And I fuckin' loved Bad Boys I and II, The Rock and Armageddon.
2:49PM on 04/07/2014
And it's official. We're never getting Bad Boys 3. FUCK!!!
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And it's official. We're never getting Bad Boys 3. FUCK!!!
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2:58PM on 04/07/2014
BB3 is basically the only movie that I want Bay to do at this point. More than that though, I really wish the Transformers movies would just stop.
BB3 is basically the only movie that I want Bay to do at this point. More than that though, I really wish the Transformers movies would just stop.
3:11PM on 04/07/2014
This article never suggests that Michael Bay is the director for the fifth Transformer movie. In fact, it speculates on the reason for the three year gap being the search for a new director. Did you read the article?
This article never suggests that Michael Bay is the director for the fifth Transformer movie. In fact, it speculates on the reason for the three year gap being the search for a new director. Did you read the article?
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