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Transformers writers' room lays out future plans for the Robots in Disguise

09.17.2015

UPDATE: Michael Bay has taken to Twitter to give his two cents on whether or not he's returning for the 5th film. See below: - PS

So that TRANSFORMERS writers' room appears to have finally broken, and now we're getting an idea of what they think they can make work and what the plans are over the next few years as Paramount and Hasbro aim to expand the presence of Autobots and Decepticons in the movies.

Akiva Goldsman, foreman of this group so to speak, is lined up with an idea for TRANSFORMERS 5 and will set out to write the script with Mark Wahlberg reprising his role from AGE OF EXTINCTION and Michael Bay once again sitting in the director's chair. The goal is to have this next sequel in production by June, which would then most likely set it up for a Summer 2017 release date. Hmmm... I wonder if they managed to get those two rumored plots in there as the backbone of whatever they have planned. I guess we'll find out sooner rather than later.

But that's not all. The Transformers will be getting back to their roots after that, going animated once more. Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, who worked on the writing of ANT-MAN post-Edgar Wright, have nabbed that gig, which will be more of an origin story than anything else. I don't know that we're going to get baby Optimus Prime, even though the very thought of it has me considering that I might actually go check out that flick. It will focus on Cybertron though, so if you wanted to see more of what life might be like on that alien planet, here's your chance.

As for beyond that, the entire group took turns pitching ideas to Steven Spielberg, Bay, Paramount, Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian and Don Murphy. While a number of ideas didn't seem to be the type that an entire feature film could be built on, Spielberg reportedly was very happy with the collaborative effort, seeing at least five of the nine big ones thrown out there as potential movies.

There also seems to be enough ideas to get a sixth TRANSFORMERS movie out of everything they came up with, but it would appear that would be with someone else at the helm. Whatever TRANSFORMERS 5 is going to be called is thought to be Bay's last go-around, and it would set the stage for someone else to be handed the torch and perhaps infuse the franchise with some new blood as it heads into the future. Then again, that's what we heard around TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, and look how quickly things changed when the studio was willing to fund PAIN & GAIN for someone, so you never know.

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Source: Deadline

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5:46PM on 09/20/2015
These movies are fucking terrible. Michael Bay sucks ass.
These movies are fucking terrible. Michael Bay sucks ass.
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8:36AM on 09/18/2015
If Bay continues to direct, this franchise can't move beyond its stale state.
If Bay continues to direct, this franchise can't move beyond its stale state.
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8:59PM on 09/17/2015
The only thing that would probably make the franchise interesting again is if they made Shia LeBeouf as the villain this time and die a horrible death. At least it would be amusing to watch.
The only thing that would probably make the franchise interesting again is if they made Shia LeBeouf as the villain this time and die a horrible death. At least it would be amusing to watch.
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7:38PM on 09/17/2015
Yep. He'll end up directing anyway along with his iconic shot of our hero and heroine kiss one another with the sun in their mouth.
Yep. He'll end up directing anyway along with his iconic shot of our hero and heroine kiss one another with the sun in their mouth.
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6:37PM on 09/17/2015

Wanna make a better transformers movie?

Get rid of the corny humans and focus on robots
Get rid of the corny humans and focus on robots
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6:12PM on 09/17/2015
Well, I think the odd numbered transformers movies are better than the even ones, so maybe #5 will be watchable, the best we can hope for at this point. I wonder if Bay will ever leave the franchise, or will he be like Stallone and Rocky, always trying to do one more films.
Well, I think the odd numbered transformers movies are better than the even ones, so maybe #5 will be watchable, the best we can hope for at this point. I wonder if Bay will ever leave the franchise, or will he be like Stallone and Rocky, always trying to do one more films.
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6:10PM on 09/17/2015
Transformers 3: Bays last movie to wrap up his franchise
Transformers 4: Bays last movie so he can start laying the foundation for the future of the franchise
now Transformers 5: Bays last go around?

ill believe it when I see it. Bay please come back to Jerry Bruckheimer and do BAd Boys 3. Fk Joe Carnahan.

Side note I LOVE Joe Carnahan....but Bad Boys 3 needs 4 simple ingredients

Jerry Bruckheimer
Michael Bay
Will Smith
Martin Lawrence

or else it is going to look like the
Transformers 3: Bays last movie to wrap up his franchise
Transformers 4: Bays last movie so he can start laying the foundation for the future of the franchise
now Transformers 5: Bays last go around?

ill believe it when I see it. Bay please come back to Jerry Bruckheimer and do BAd Boys 3. Fk Joe Carnahan.

Side note I LOVE Joe Carnahan....but Bad Boys 3 needs 4 simple ingredients

Jerry Bruckheimer
Michael Bay
Will Smith
Martin Lawrence

or else it is going to look like the bastard step son of the previous 2.
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6:09PM on 09/17/2015
Unless those plans include a complete reboot, count me out.
Unless those plans include a complete reboot, count me out.
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