Hasbro Confirms 4 More Transformers Movies in Next 10 Years

Monday, 05 October 2015 - 10:37AM
Transformers
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 10:37AM
Hasbro Confirms 4 More Transformers Movies in Next 10 Years
If you were hoping that the Transformers movie franchise was dead, we've got bad news for you because they are, in fact, alive and kicking. Earlier this year, Paramount sent shivers down our spines with the news that they were considering a huge expansion of the franchise, with writers setting about exploring new story lines based the famous Hasbro toys. Now, Hasbro's Steven J. Davis has confirmed that Transformers movies will be a major part of Paramounts plans for at least the next decade.

Speaking at Mipcom, Davis revealed that the Hasbro and Paramount have now mapped out 10 years of Transformers stories, which will see no fewer than 4 movies released between now and 2015.

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We just finished, as some of you may have read, just an incredible experience. We decided that we wanted to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise, so we got together in a room over a three-month period of time.
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Key to this decision was the work carried out by the previously announced Transformers Writers room, which included esteemed talent such as Akiva Goldman, Ken Nolan, and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

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Nine of some of the most creative writers I have ever worked with, shepherded by Akiva Goldsman, who many of you may know won an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind and written a bunch of great movies and they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we are doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8.
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The fruits of the writers room's labors were not just limited four new movies, but also include potential TV shows and a spin-off movie not included in Davis's tease of Transformers 5, 6, 7, and 8, which means we're going to be seeing a whole lot more of those cunningly disguised robots over the next few years.

Considering the steady decline in quality of Michael Bay's Transformers movies, you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes at this news. But the fact is, they still make a decent amount of money, which in the studio's eyes means there's still a hunger for more Transformers properties. The most-recent effort, Transformers: Age of Extinction, may have been a massive turd from a critical perspective, but it still brought in over $1billion in global box office, and that's all while losing the franchise's crazy talisman, Shia Labeouf. 

While Michael Bay hasn't officially been attached to direct any of this new wave of Transformers movies, it's likely he'll be involved in some way or other, and it would seem that discussions are already underway.

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