Transformers has been regular as clockwork since their theatrical debut in 2007, never requiring us to wait more than three years for the next installment. And since Transformers: Age of Extinction exceeded a billion dollars in sales across the globe, Paramount won’t make us wait too long for the next one.
Transformers owner Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner said in an earnings call on April 20 confirmed the next Transformers film is due to be released to theaters in 2017. “We have, in fact, brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017.”
As screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind, Goldsman was an academy-award winner. His expertise was sought to broaden the universe of the Transformers much as was done by Disney with Star Wars intending to allow multiple spin-offs and therefore money, to continue to follow the franchise.
Paramount’s initial plan was to release a new Transformers in 2016, but director Michael Bay was working on other projects and was not available. Mark Wahlberg, signed for several sequels, is eager to get back to work on Transformers. “I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon,” Wahlberg told MTV.
I know that I’m at the theater on the first weekend a Transformers film is released. They can’t release one too soon for me.