Maybe one of the most successful Sci-Fi trilogy’s in movie history. Michael Bays Transformers trilogy was the result of millions of dollars, some of the most creative movie and toy designers in the business.
It’s no surprise most of Hasbro’s income now comes from the Transformers franchise in movies, comics and cartoons and games. They are can’t afford to let the giant robot cash cow die because Michael Bay doesn’t want to continue directing, especially when the next big money maker is G.I Joe.
Both Michael Bay and Shia Labeouf have said they have no intention to return to the Transformers movies but if the price is right who wouldn’t want to make a fourth. Even if they don’t there is still room for many more sequels with the remaining Autobots and one of the most dynamic sci-fi universes. Maybe we will see Unicron or another planet like Cybertron, there could still easily be millions more Transformers exiled in space.
Even with the total Decepticon destruction at the end of Dark of the Moon they could all still come back, both Prime and Megatron have died in the previous movies and both sprung back to life to fight another day.
Less speculation and more official news has come direct from Don Murphy the producer of the Transformers movies had this to say on his official site.
What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven’t lost the Transformers. They didn’t grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don’t know what happens next. I’m pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn’t all bots.
There has also been rumours that Steven Spielberg may step into the directors chair for Transformers 4. Personally I’m not sure how likely this will be as he hasn’t been popular with fans recently since it emerged that he was the one who called for Megan Fox to be kicked out of the third movie.
Who knows maybe Christopher Nolan could step in after he has finished with the Dark Knight movies.
Thanks to Don Murphy for the good news.
Posted by Adi Mursec on July 7, 2011
The first official movie trailer for Bumblebee has been released and it looks like it takes the Transformers movie franchise in a whole new direction.
I grew up watching Transformers cartoons and when I look back I think they had a subtle message in them, it was all about being an outsider and defending your adopted home. Sometimes it was just about a chase for energon and other times it was about kicking some Decepticon ass. We’re onto our fifth […]
One strange twist which seems to have been noticed in promotional art is the merger of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in some form