Transformers 5 & Animated Movie On The Way; Michael Bay In Talks To Direct
Following the recent rumors surrounding Transformers 5, now it's said the fifth movie in the franchise will be going into production this June with Michael Bay presently in talks to return to direct.
Deadline also reports a Transformers animated origin story focusing on Cybertron is also in the works.
Paramount recently put together a Transformers writing room to generate ideas for their Transformers Universe, with it overseen by Akiva Goldsman, who will be writing Transformers 5. The writing room also consists of Ant-Man writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari who are behind the upcoming animated movie. Making up the rest of the group is Zak Penn (Last Action Hero, The Avengers), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
It's said Transformers 5 will be a sequel to the last movie with Mark Wahlberg said to star. The initial report did state Michael Bay was directing, but Bay stated it's not official: "No, it’s not official. I have not committed to any idea as of yet. Just met with Steven [Spielberg] and we are discussing."
In addition to Transformers 5 and the origin animated movie, it's reported the other writers in the group have generated ideas for futher movies and possible spinoffs with it looking likely scripts are next coming from Pinkner, then one by Beers.
Regarding those earlier Transformers 5 rumors, which were said to come from Lockdown voice actor Mark Ryan, the actor took to Facebook to shoot them down as, for some reason, some website were misquoting Ryan stating he mentioned Unicron and the Quintessons.
I’m totally stunned about the current and false online chatter about TF-5 and comments I did not make! I have never given an official interview regarding TF-5, nor would I even utter the words Unicron or Quintessons! I’m not in a position to! This is all online speculation and hype because I was misquoted from a casual chat with a fan at an event in the UK.
I sincerely have no idea what the storyline for TF-5 will be, or who/what’s in it, or even who will direct it! It’s all secret until the movie is released so as not to spoil the excitement for the fans. Sorry guys! I did not say what you are reading online and even if I knew, I would not tell! Always check with the original source directly first before posting speculation please. Cheers