October 7 2015

Four more Transformers films planned over the next decade

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Get ready folks, Paramount and Hasbro are planning to serve up a lot more pain.

Hasbro Studios president Stephen J. Davis spoke at MIP Junior in Cannes over the weekend and touched on where the Transformers film franchise is going… and it’s not pretty.

Well, you’re gonna see a new Transformers movie coming from Hasbro and Paramount and Michael Bay and our other partners. In fact, we just finished, which some of you may have read, just an incredible experience. We decided that we wanted to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise and so we got together in a room over a three-month period of time. Nine of some of the most creative writers I have ever worked with, shepherded by Akiva Goldsman, who many of you may know won an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind and written a bunch of really great movies, and they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we’re doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8.

Considering how bad Transformers: Age of Extinction was, I can’t imagine this series going on in any way. It’s critically panned, people make fun of it… and yet it makes money. Luckily it makes the majority of its money overseas, so the U.S. isn’t totally to blame, but we don’t help the matter either.

Hopefully somewhere along the line this plan will hit a speedbump, but for now it looks as though subpar Transformers movies are with us for some time to come.

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