Maybe I’m looking at the Transformers film franchise from the wrong perspective. Maybe I’m just the old man sitting on my porch who has grown weary of poorly constructed stories and robots that no longer look like they’d be physically able to transform into their vehicle form. It’s possible that I’m just out of step with the rest of the world. If I wasn’t, there wouldn’t be enough people out there willing to risk the development costs on four more Transformer films.
If you haven’t seen the announcement yet, Hasbro Studios President, Stephen J. Davis broke down his plans for the film franchise at Cannes.
“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.”
Let’s just hope they all have the insight to bring back the best parts of the Transformers film universe…Skids and Mudflap.