Well here’s some news that ought to make the day of some Transformers fans who still want there to be some hope for quality movies down the line. While I was never HUGE into the cartoons or toys growing up (they were a little before my time), I was always hoping to get a good movie out of them. The first film was good fun, but after that, the franchise took a nosedive off a cliff.
Since then, I — along with countless others — have been waiting for a genuinely good movie to hit, but it’s pretty much evaded us. Following Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount even put together a big writers room for the franchise, and that piqued my own interest in things to come, but instead of a good movie, we got The Last Knight, which in addition to being one of the worst films, also made much less than its predecessors at the box office.
So what is the future of this franchise? The Bumblebee movie is the horizon (this December), but what about beyond that? While attending the Toy Fair 2018 Hasbro Investor Preview (via TW2005), Hasbro reportedly stated that Paramount is set to reset the film series after Bumblebee. Interestingly enough, this means that whatever follows Bumblebee will be a completely different continuity from what follows…which honestly feels like a bit of a waste.
Additionally, the outlet went on to state that there are no films set to hit by 2021, which is crazy. Perhaps after realizing that these movies actually needed to be good, they thought it best to take things slow. Personally, I’m interested to see how the Bumblebee film turns out, and if Paramount is able to dig themselves out of this Transformers-shaped hole.
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SOURCE: TFW 2005