After “Transformers” was panned critically, the rumor mill around Hollywood suggested director Michael Bay’s exit from the franchise. However, in a recent interview “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” cast Mark Wahlberg has confirmed the director’s continued presence in the next movie. What can fans expect in “Transformers 5?” Read on for more details.
“Transformers 5,” the fifth movie in the successful franchise, will reunite Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay, Collider reported. The sequel to the “Age of Extinction” is set to start production when Bay returns from Malta where he is currently shooting “Benghazi.” In the mean time though, an ace team of writers headed by Akiva Goldsman is rooting through franchise mythology to write the story for the film.
Goldsman, screenwriter for “A Beautiful Mind,” will be joined by Ken Nolan from “Black Hawk Down” and “The Walking Dead” series creator Robert Kirkman. The team also consists of Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari from “Ant-Man,” Art Marcum & Matt Holloway from “Iron Man,” Jeff Pinkner from “Lost” and “Pacific Rim 2‘s” Zak Penn.
Goldsman spoke to Deadline in June, where he said that “Transformers 5” would move towards a more serialized form of storytelling, inspired by TV Shows like “The Fringe.”
“We will be innovative miners, and we will have fun and get to do what we imagined this was all about when we were kids.”
Slotted to release in 2017, this movie will follow the exploits of Optimus Prime, who left Earth for Cybertron in the last movie, and will likely clash with the Quintessons, who is said to be the creator of all Transformers. Back on Earth, it is rumored that Ultra Magnus will also be featured, who has been Optimus’ right hand in Transformers history.
Transformers 5 will be produced by Akiva Goldsman, with both Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg coming in as executive producers. In the mean time, former “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf was caught on camera earlier this month. The 29-year-old actor was recently spotted doing freestyle rapping and mocking the “Transformers” franchise and is unlikely to return to the fifth film.
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