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Transformers might be getting a reboot film

Post by SolarpunkFan » 2018-02-17 02:45pm

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If you’re a big fan of Michael Bay‘s take on the Transformers franchise, as has been on explosive display on the big screen for five movies over more than 10 years, I have some bad news for you: That line is probably coming to a close as Hasbro and Paramount reportedly look to reset the feature franchise following the upcoming Bumblebee movie, which is due out this December. Don’t feel too badly for the studios; they did rake in a combined $4.38 billion from ticket sales alone.

Now, if you’re of the opinion that the live-action Transformers movies have been all sorts of garish lights and sounds signifying nothing, then this could come as good news. Let’s keep in mind that we haven’t heard official word one way or the other just yet, but as Transformer World reports, the plans to reboot the franchise were first announced during Hasbro’s investor preview for the 2018 New York Toy Fair. It’s looking like the untitled Transformers 6, a sequel to the kitchen-sink of many world mythologies that was Transformers: The Last Knight, has been pulled from Hasbro and Paramount’s schedule. And that’s just for starters.

TFW’s report states that Hasbro specifically mentioned that “a new team at Paramount will reset the Transformers Live-Action Movie Series following the release of Bumblebee: The Movie.” That means no new Transformers movies for the foreseeable future; the years between 2018 and at least 2021 will be a drought for Autobots and Decepticons alike. There’s also a new agreement between Hasbro and Paramount, one which has the toy company receiving greater creative control of their content and greenlighting of movies.

Speaking of movies, Hasbro/Paramount unveiled this slide as part of the presentation which confirmed release dates for their upcoming films:

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Could that 2021 Paramount/Hasbro Event Film be the reboot of the Transformers franchise? If so, that gives the team plenty of time to start shaping the future of their universe, even when factoring in the time it’ll take for the new creative team to see how fans and critics react to Travis Knight‘s Bumblebee movie when it opens on December 21st of this year.

How do you feel about a supposed Transformers cinematic universe reboot? What storylines would you like to see? And who should be both on the scripting team and in the director’s chair for at least the first new film? Let us know in the comments below!
Might Paramount avoid the incompetence stated prosaically by Ray245 here this go around? If the management shakeup that was recently done holds out they may very well.
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Re: Transformers might be getting a reboot film

Post by Q99 » 2018-02-17 04:56pm

Heh, I like how Paramount is ceeding more control to Hasbro, ie ‘they know better than us.’

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Post by LadyTevar » 2018-02-18 12:53am

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Heh, I like how Paramount is ceeding more control to Hasbro, ie ‘they know better than us.’
They should have done that 3 movies ago.
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Post by Q99 » 2018-02-18 02:13pm

If they knew what to do with franchises, they wouldn’t be paramount ^^

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Re: Transformers might be getting a reboot film

Post by SolarpunkFan » 2018-02-18 04:56pm

Q99 wrote:
2018-02-17 04:56pm
Heh, I like how Paramount is ceeding more control to Hasbro, ie ‘they know better than us.’
Hasbro created a popular toy line and several beloved TV series whereas Paramount seems to be lead by FIBS-suffering executives. So yeah, they do know better than Paramount. :P

Side note: jeez, how the hell did I misspell such a simple title? I should probably stop making threads when I'm sleepy. :banghead:

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Post by Q99 » 2018-02-19 04:36pm

FIBS?

I mean, we always knew Hasbro > Paramount, but it says a lot *Paramount* is admitting it!

Also I will note, if Bumblebee blows up, they *could* backpeddle and stick with their continuity. But I'm not too worried about that.


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Post by Solauren » 2018-02-19 06:42pm

Hmm.... this could produce good results, depending on how handled.
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Re: Transformers might be getting a reboot film

Post by Q99 » 2018-02-19 11:23pm

It can hardly produce worse results, can it?

Hasbro actually has experience managing properties/stories after all.
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Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-02-21 06:47pm

Given how bloody awful the last 2 films were they should have done the reboot right after DotM (which was awesome despite the blonde bimbo). I have to wonder who's been propping the box office up at the last 2 outings- surely kids can't actually have enjoyed them.
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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2018-02-22 09:58am

The forth movie actually did fairly well but counted heavily on non North American revenue compared to the first three, while the fifth and last made just half as much money. So it just took time for people to catch on is the truth, and a lot of people never saw the original movie which had less budget, CGI and explosions then the others. But until that end point the movies had actually each kept making the same or more money one after another, it's no surprise the crapwagon kept rolling on that basis.
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Re: Transformers might be getting a reboot film

Post by Q99 » 2018-02-22 04:20pm

I think a lot of why the first one did well is, unlike some other countries, China was starved for giant robots. Five movies in? Less-so. They're pickier now.

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