TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 19, 2018
To paraphrase Modest Mouse, here's some good news for people who love bad news. It seems that the Transformers film franchise as we know it is finally coming to an end following this December's release of Bumblebee. According to TFW2005, Hasbro made the announcement during an investors meeting at this past weekend's Toy Fair in New York.
Details are scant at best at the moment, but here's their official synopsis of the announcement...
Hasbro specifically stated that a new team at Paramount will reset the Transformers Live Action Movie Series following the release of Bumblebee: The Movie.
Sure enough, the company has removed Transformers 6 (sequel to Transformers: The Last Knight) from the upcoming list of movies. [Guess we are stuck with a cliffhanger, eh?]
Additionally, there is no Transformers Live Action Movie listed for the foreseeable future (2021). Whatever that may come, will only come (on or) after the aforementioned year.
Furthermore, the new agreement with Paramount will have Hasbro having greater control of the movies including greenlighting the movie projects. $100-$125 Million will be spent by Hasbro for Film and TV content in 2018.
So, does this mean we're finally going to move past the Michael Bay era of loud crashy bang bang explosion noise noise noise crashy explosion pop culture reference explosion Bayhem? Lord knows I truly hope so. These movies are absolutely unwatchable as they're nothing more than two and a half hours of sensory overload, juvenile humor, respectable actors debasing themselves, and so forth.
Hopefully they can get someone behind the camera who's not an overgrown eight year old with ADD. I decided long ago these movies weren't for me, but if they can round up a decent director—as they did for Bumblebee—then maybe I'll consider paying to see one of these monstrosities again. Otherwise, wake me up when they actually reboot the franchise.
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