About a year ago it was announced that Paramount had created a writers room for their Transformers franchise that would determine the future of their decade spanning series. The room, which included people like Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead), Art Marcum (Iron Man), Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), later announced that they planned three more live-action Transformers films as well as an animated adventure.
Paramount Studios has now confirmed the release dates for the three new live-action tales featuring the alien robots. On June 23rd 2017, Transformers 5 will open in theatres. The film, which will be a direct sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction will see the return of Mark Wahlberg as the human lead, as well as returning Michael Bay behind the camera. Despite grossing 1.1 billion worldwide, Age of Extinction saw the worst domestic gross of the series to date. With this in mind, it will be interesting to see whether Paramount remains on this date, as it is currently set to compete with Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman. It is possible they are waiting to see peoples reaction to Gal Gadot‘s Amazonian warrior, but look for a shift if she is the breakout success of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
On June 8th 2018, Transformers 6 will hit the big screen. While it is currently not confirmed who is directing this feature, or whether Wahlberg will return once again, the movie faces an interesting opponent in Godzilla 2, the sequel to Gareth Edwards‘ 2014 reboot. We will see the final film in this new trilogy on June 28th 2019, when Transformers 7 opens in theatres. It is currently alone in its slot, but as we get closer to release, it will likely face steep competition as every other summer release inevitably does.