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Matt McGloin

Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman Joins Transformers Movie Universe Team



Hasbro and Paramount recently confirmed plans for a big Transformers shared movie universe similar to what Marvel has done with their Avengers movies.

Now the writing team has become known that will steer the Transformers franchise for Paramount.

Deadline reports Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will join Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2 and The Avengers scribe Zak Penn, and Jeff Pinkner of Amazing Spider-Man 2, Lost, Fringe and Alias

Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are onboard as the "brain trust" along with Akiva Goldsman who will oversee the Transformers universe projects.

The reports notes the Transformers movie universe is a major priority for Paramount's Marc Evans, President, Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures.

Previously released details mentioned plans for the fifth Transformers movie to be released in 2017 with it speculated to be a multi-part movie leading to spinoffs.

As noted, Transformers: Age Of Extinction grossed nearly $1.1 billion when it was released last summer and became the top-grossing release ever in China.