Fans of the Transformer’s universe rejoice… the giant talking robots from Cybertron will live on in theaters across the globe for the next decade. Hasbro’s Steven J Davis announced at a Q&A that the franchise would be receiving another 4 films (parts 5 through 8).
”You’re going to see a new Transformers movie coming from Hasbro and Paramount and Michael Bay and our other partners,” he said. “In fact, we just finished, as 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, so we got together in a room over a three-month period of time.”
Davis has been working with a crew of writers who have been making plans to expand the Transformers into future films. Whether Michael Bay would return to direct hasn’t been confirmed, but Davis seems very pleased with the process so far:
“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 [has] written a bunch of great movies. And they plotted out the next 10 years of Transformers. Similarly, we are doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, Transformers 5 is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8.”
You can check out Davis’ remarks around the 13:30 mark of the video below.
At this point I’d say they’re just milking these things for all they’re worth, but that’s pretty much what Hollywood does with successful properties, so I can’t say this news comes as a surprise.