Paramount Announces a New Transformers Movie Every Year for the Next 3 Years

Friday, 12 February 2016 - 10:20AM
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 10:20AM
Despite derision from huge swathes of sci-fi fandom and critics alike, Paramount's Transformers Universe isn't going anywhere soon. The studio announced that we can now expect a new Transformers movie every year for at least three years starting from 2017.

The news comes off the back of Paramount's 2015 Transformers writers room sessions, which saw the studio secure some of Hollywood's top writing talent with the mission of creating the next wave of the franchise's movies. The three projects announced today will serve as direct sequels to Michael Bay's first four Transformers movie, starting with Transformers 5, which will be directed by Bay himself and is slated for a June 23rd 2017 release date.

After that, Transformers 6 will hit theaters on June 8th 2018 followed by, you guessed it, Transformers 7 on June 28th 2019.

With a release date of June 23rd 2017, Transformers will go head to head with Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman for box office supremacy that weekend. Though Transformers has a huge amount of sway with blockbuster, pitting it directly against another major opening such as Wonder Woman is a big risk. That being said, it may be WB who are feeling the pinch of this announcement the most. It could be argued that Wonder Woman will be under a lot more pressure than Transformers 5 to perform at the box office, and it wouldn't be the biggest shock to see the studio shuffle the release date in order to give the movie a better shot at success.

While release dates have been set for the next three Transformers movies, there is still thought to be at least one more project in the works: an origin story set on the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron. 

As for Transformers 5, Mark Wahlberg will return to star, with a script from Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway as well as Black Hawk Down's Ken Nolan.
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