There have been recent rumors popping up that Hasbro and Paramount were going to reboot the ‘Transformers’ film franchise and now that appears to be wrong. The rumor came up indicating that an entire franchise reset was going to happen after the release of the upcoming live-action ‘Bumblebee: The Movie‘. The initial reports were indicating the poor performance from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ were the final nail in the coffin, and this live-action take was a thing of the past. It didn’t help that both Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg were officially departing from the cinematic universe which they have been building to date.
The news came from this year’s Toy Fair New York where a member of the press asked the brand manager of the ‘Transformers’ about the future of the franchise. While he didn’t refute the theory exactly, his statement was pretty telling:
“Don’t believe what you hear, don’t worry.”
Sounds like fans of the explosion filled live-action war between the Autobots and Decepticons is going to be moving forward for quite some time to come. This news will either bring a sigh of relief or disappointment depending on if you enjoyed these summer popcorn blockbusters or not.
The current cinematic take has had diminishing box office returns with each new outing, and a reboot likely wouldn’t be entirely out of the question. We’ll probably learn the truth one way or another shortly as ‘Transformers 7’ will need to announce a director soon if they want to stay on track with their current release schedule.
Are you happy to hear that there will be more ‘Transformers’ coming up or were you hoping that they’d reboot the franchise? If this is a red herring and it does get restarted would you prefer they stay live-action or switch to an animated or CGI film? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Bleeding Cool