While critical opinion has never been particularly kind towards the Transformers series, the films have performed consistently well at the box office, explaining Paramount’s eagerness to move forwards with the fifth episode in the long-running franchise. However, Transformers 5 may just be the beginning, with Hasbro Studios President, Stephen J. Davis revealing future films have been mapped out for the next ten years.
"Well, you’re gonna see a new Transformers movie coming from Hasbro and Paramount and Michael Bay and our other partners," began Davis during an appearance at MIP Junior. "In fact, we just finished, which 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 and so we got together in a room over a three-month period of time."
"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 really great movies, and they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we’re doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8."
Production is set to kick off on Transformers 5 in June 2016, with Michael Bay returning as director ahead of a 2017 release date. Sounds like we’ll be confronted by those robots in disguise for some years to come…