Transformers: The Last Knight will be director Michael Bay’s final entry in the live-action film series, but the franchise will continue as Paramount Pictures develops a cinematic universe that will expand the world Bay introduced in the first live-action film ten years ago. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner discussed plans for a sixth Transformers film and talked about the upcoming Bumblebee spinoff.
Goldner revealed that the story for a sixth Transformers film is currently being discussed and hinted that the titular robots’ home world could be examined:
“There is not a director yet, but it’s certainly a date we believe we can achieve. We own several hundred characters in the mythology. People don’t know much about their home planet. We’re in the process of thinking about what is the next story to tell.”
With Academy Award nominated director Travis Knight helming the Bumblebee spinoff, Goldner addressed whether or not the filmmaker’s involvement would place a greater emphasis on story for the film:
“We’ve always loved Bumblebee. He is one of the favorite characters in our research globally. We have a great story. We have a lead [human] character who’s a girl [Hailee Steinfeld]. It’s set back several decades ago, a really fun era.”
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“The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Santiago Cabrera, Jerrod Carmichael, Liam Garrigan, Peter Cullen and John Goodman.
Transformers: The Last Knight will be released in theaters on June 23, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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