Nothing of value is lost, as a new report could mean the Transformers franchise will see a major upheaval. The Transfomers movies has been running a little low on fuel lately, and that may have prompted some executives to take it in for maintenance. Sure, the franchise has grossed billions over the course of 5 movies and has its first spin-off coming this year, but the last entry finally showed diminishing returns. Only grossing $605 million worldwide, Transformers: The Last Knight suffered a steep drop of $500 million from Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s also the last one Michael Bay had plans to direct, and was the worst-reviewed Transformers to date.
Disappointing numbers alone doesn’t mean the franchise is starting over. Transformers World reports that Hasbro announced at a recent Investor Preview event that a new team will “reset” the live-action Transfomers movie following the release of Bumblebee: The Movie in December of this year. Showing off a slate of upcoming Paramount/Hasbro movie for the next three years, Transformers 6, previously scheduled for 2019, has been seemingly removed from the schedule.
Also lacking is the planned Cybertron animated spin-off movie. Paramount assembled a top-tier writers room in 2016 to course-correct the franchise in terms of quality, but it has since disbanded. Wanting to keep the ticket sales as strong as the toy sales, it sounds like Hasbro will take a step back after Bumblebee and try something different.
Could a Transformers movie possibly be remotely good without sticking to the wonderful mythology created by visionary Michael Bay? We’ll have to wait a few years to see for sure, but in the meantime let us know what you think at SuperBroMovies. Bumblebee: The Movie, directed by Travis Knight, opens December 21, 2018.
Source: Transformers World