Having set up a writers room last year to plot out the future of the franchise, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro have today announced a new slate of three Transformers films, set for release in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
First up comes Transformers 5, which sees Michael Bay returning to direct from a script by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). It is set to hit cinemas on June 23rd 2017, which puts it head-to-head against Warner Bros. Wonder Woman movie.
Next up – and initially reported in error as Transformers 6 – is a Bumblebee spinoff, which will open against Godzilla 2 on June 8th 2018, followed by Transformers 6 on June 28th 2019.
“This summer we worked closely with a talented team of A-list screenwriters to map out the future of the Transformers cinematic universe, and as [Hasbro President] Brian Goldner announced earlier, things kick off in a major way in 2017 with the release of Transformers 5 in June,” states Hasbro’s Tom Warner. “And we’re working on a spin-off movie centered around Bumblebee for 2018 and the next chapter for 2019.”
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