We’ve been hearing rumors that the ‘Transformers‘ franchise might reboot after the upcoming release of ‘Bumblebee’ and there is further indication that it will be happening. Paramount Pictures has just removed ‘Transformers 7’ from their release schedule which is implying that the film has been canceled. While the cancellation hasn’t been made official, dropping the follow up to ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ from the release slate is a pretty strong indication that it is going to happen.
Now, just because ‘Transformers 7’ is no longer on the release slate for 2019 doesn’t mean it won’t still happen. The studio could have run into massive pre-production issues now that Michael Bay has stepped away from the franchise.
While The Last Knight was able to earn $605.4 million at the box office, it was far below the billion-plus that both ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ and ‘Age of Extinction‘ brought to the studio. Fans have been increasingly verbal overtime over their displeasure of how the franchise has been handling the focus of these movies and perhaps without Bay pushing them forward, the studio has decided it is finally time to go a different route.
That isn’t to say that they don’t still plan on cashing in on ‘Bumblebee‘ this year. The movie is slated to be dropped on December 21st, 2018, and will likely mark the end of the current franchise. As the movie are moneymakers, I wouldn’t suspect that we see the series gone for long. However, what iteration it takes when it returns will be very questionable.
Are you sad that ‘Transformers 7’ has been delayed or canceled? Do you feel that ‘Bumblebee’ which is a prequel movie will be the right way to end the franchise? Will a reboot of the films be the right way to keep these Robots in Disguise in the public eye? Share your thoughts below!