Three weeks ago saw first word that Hasbro and Paramount are planning a large shared Transformers movie universe, similar to Marvel's Avengers and Disney's Star Wars.
Now Hasbro confirms the Transformers Cinematic Universe as well as states they hope the fifth Transformers movie will be released in 2017.
Here is what Hasbro had to say as part of an conference earnings call (via tfw2005.com)"
"Our plan with the studio and filmakers you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie [TF4] to happen in 2017."
No specific details have been mentioned as of yet, but it was previously said Paramount will release a multi-part Transformers sequel along with potential spinoff films.
It's even possible somewhere down the line Paramount might do a G.I Joe vs. Transformers movie as Hasbro and Paramount own both properties.