Great, Another Decade of ‘Transformers’ Movies

During a Q&A at October 3rd’s Mipcom, Stephen J. Davis, the president of Hasbro studios, announced that we can expect four more Transformers movies over the next ten years. He didn’t mention if he had ever heard of restraint.

Transformers was released in 2007, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, and grossed over $700 million dollars worldwide. Transformers: Age of Extinction, released last year without LaBeouf and Fox but with Mark Wahlberg, made over $1 billion dollars at the box office. So it’s fairly clear why they feel like they need to keep making these movies, I guess.

Davis goes on to outline the writing process of these next four films. Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) leads a group of writers including Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer (the first women added to the army of writers), Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead creator), Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spider-Man 2), Steven DeKnight (Daredevil showrunner), Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The writers have been meeting over a period of three months laying out the next eternity of the Transformers franchise. So far the only confirmed sequel is Transformers 5, which will be written by Goldsman. Michael Bay chimed in on the subject of a possible director:

“Re: directing TF5. No, it’s not official. I have not committed to any idea as of yet. Just met with Steven and we are discussing.”

If you want to spend a half an hour hearing about how corporate Hollywood has become, here’s the video from Mipcom.

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