Paramount is betting that you like Transformers films and you want to see more films featuring those robots in disguise in greater frequency than you have in the past. The studio has gone ahead and scheduled the next three films in the franchise to debut at yearly intervals starting in 2017.
Director Michael Bay is already hard at work on Transformers 5, and now the studio has revealed that the film will be in theaters on June 23, 2017. That will put the film up against Warner Brothers’s Wonder Woman superhero film. Given that there are now reports that Warners is feeling unsure about their superhero slate, it should be interesting to see how they react. Will they keep Wonder Woman at that weekend or move it to another spot on the calendar?
So far all we know about Transformers 5 is that Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan have worked on the screenplay and that Mark Wahlberg is confirmed to be returning for the film.
But that is still more than we know about Transformers 6 and Transformers 7. The studio has announced no specific creative personnel for the films, though there were a number of writers who participated in the studio’s “writers room” last summer. All we do know is that Transformers 6 is set for a June 8, 2018 release and Transformers 7 will premier on June 28, 2019. Transformers 6 will be up against Legendary’s Godzilla 2 while Transformers 7 currently has its weekend all to itself.
During their writers’ room, reportedly a number of ideas were discussed about how to develop the Transformers franchise through spin-off films and the like. The only definite project that was confirmed to have come out of the session was an animated origins movie that would tell the story of the civil war that tore about the Transformers home planet of Cybertron. It remains to be seen if that film has been earmarked for one of the upcoming dates that the studio laid claim to.