‘Transformers 5’ Movie Update: Release Date Revealed; Hasbro CEO Confirms Transformers Cinematic Universe
It looks like we will be seeing more of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots, as “Transformers 5” is slated for a release in 2017. Hasbro CEO also confirms reports that there will be a Transformers Cinematic Universe. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
If you have been waiting for the June 2016 release of “Transformers 5,” as previously stated on IMDB, then it looks like you need to wait longer. “Transformers 5” may take place in 2017, as confirmed by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.
At Hasbro’s 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call, Goldner revealed that the sequel to the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will take place two years from now. Aside from confirming reports that there will be a “Transformers 5,” Goldner also revealed the studio’s plans of creating a Transformers Cinematic Universe, much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Our plan with the studio and filmakers you may have heard some writers being hired and 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,” Goldner said, according to IGN.
It is not yet confirmed if Michael Bay will be returning as director of “Transformers 5,” but Mark Wahlberg who starred in the fourth installment of the franchise confirmed to MTV News (via Gospel Herald) in Dec. 2014 that he will be reprising his role as Cade Yeager. Wahlberg also aired his thoughts on whether or not Bay will be back as director for the “Transformers” franchise.
“I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on that set soon,” he said.
The outlet noted, though, that while Wahlberg will be back on set for the fifth “Transformers” movie, Shia LeBeouf, who played Sam Witwicky on the first three installments of the franchise, did not seem too excited to hear about the upcoming sequel.
“Bumblebee never sounds real. The name alone you can never make real, no matter how much you put into it, because on the other side, you have a director who doesn’t believe it either,” LeBeouf said.
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