By Angel Ramirez
The Transformers franchise will be adding four more sequels. Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Stephen J. Davis, announced that more movies will be made for the Transformers franchise. At CineEurope earlier this year, Paramount Pictures International SVP Edward Ryan confirmed the release date of the fifth film to be on June 24, 2016.
“You’re going to see a new Transformers movie coming from Hasbro and Paramount and Michael Bay and our other partners. In fact, we just finished — as some of you may have read — an incredible experience,” Davis said. The news was announced at the MIP Junior Conference during a Q&A session.
“We decided we wanted to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise, so we got together in a 3 month period of time… They plotted out the next ten years of Transformers.”
Despite the criticism that the franchise has received, the films keep making money. The last film, Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed $1.1 billion worldwide, and the franchise has made Paramount nearly $4 billion across four films, according to Cinemablend.
I am surprised that the franchise is continuing. I thought it would end with its fourth film. But if people are still paying to watch those movies and buying their merchandise, then I guess people will have to deal with ten more years of Transformers.
This may help the franchise win back some of the original Transformers fans who may have lost interest in Michael Bay, according to Davis. The trend of big action movies will continue and it looks like the Transformers franchise will stay in that trend.