Hasbro Exec Confirms 4 More ‘Transformers’ Sequels

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More “Transformers” — much more, in fact — is on the way.

Hasbro chief content officer Steven J. Davis confirmed in a Q&A that a “Transformers” 5, 6, 7 and 8 are in the works at a Q&A at Mipcom.

“We just finished, as some of you may have read, just an incredible experience,” he said. “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.”

“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,” he went on. “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.”

Paramount, the studio behind the action movies, previously confirmed that the “Transformers” universe was expanding with sequels and spinoffs, with Goldsman spearheading the writers room. However, the only confirmed sequel was “Transformers 5,” which Goldsman is writing.

Others in the “Transformers” universe writers room include “Black Hawk Down” scribe Ken Nolan, Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Zak Penn, “Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” Jeff Pinkner, “Daredevil” showrunner Steven DeKnight and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

“Transformers 5” has not chosen a director yet, and Michael Bay tweeted last month that he has not signed on to helm the sequel, saying that he has “not committed to any idea as of yet.”

Bay directed “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth in the series and the first one without Shia Labeouf. It starred Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz and, despite losing Labeouf, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

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  1. Steve UK says:

    Well I’d rather watch Transformers than effin’ 12 Years a Slave or Pitch Perfect. Mindless entertainment and a good work out for my home theater system.

  2. Jonny Rock says:

    Jim is exactly correct. Hollyweird sucks. the talent is gone except for the few who still remain from
    the era when there was real talented actors and directors and writers with originality. and Tom is
    a moron! I know too many people including kids who die of Cancer! careful what you wish for.

  3. matt says:

    well as long as bay isnt the director it may actually turn out alright personally id love to see a low independent director give a crack at it and less money on director more money on cast.

  4. Jim says:

    Hopefully it will take less than 10 years for people to get tired of this garbage. They make most of their money off kids and the international market though so dialogue, acting and the scripts aren’t really factors…..these people just want to see giant robots fighting and blowing up stuff.

  5. Dunstan says:

    Thanks for the heads up. Now I can avoid these upcoming movies in the same way I’ve avoided those already produced.

  6. joestemme says:

    Hey folks, don’t blame the studio – blame WE the audience. If folks weren’t such sheep and showed up for these turkeys they wouldn’t get made. Simple.

    • Juan says:

      You’re a sheep for using the term “sheep”. Be more original.

      • joestemme says:

        Use whatever term you want, smart guy. Address the point, not the verbage. So simple to just toss out a crass remark. Where’s YOUR originality?

    • Joe Smith says:

      audiences are dumb downed from their braindead iphones ipads video game lives that they can’t
      put down for a second and all they respond to now is so much special effects that make most of
      us sick and give us headaches that a story with talented actors and good writing isn’t necessary.
      you also hear it in the music that is popular is nothing but cookie cutter fake no talent pop rap crap!

  7. Tom says:

    I would rather get cancer than see another one of these sorry displays for cinematic entertainment. Screw you Transformers.

  8. David says:

    Steve Davis is a true mensch, one of the nicest guys in the business

  9. Datman says:

    Please Paramount. No more Michael Bay!

  10. spike says:

    Great. more mindless drivel for the sheeple. and they got the perfect drivelmeister for the films: Michael Bay.

    • Bill says:

      Complain all you want but Mr. Bay’s films are for the most part wildly profitablle allowing Paramount to make other smaller films and keep exhibitors in business.

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