Back in March, we reported that Paramount is putting together a team of writers to come up with ideas for Transformers sequels and spinoffs, with this writer's room to be overseen by Akiva Goldsman. We also reported earlier this week that one of the Transformers movies may be a prequel to the whole franchise, that is set on the Autobots and Decepticons' home planet of Cybertron. Today, while speaking at the Global Consumer Conference 2015, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner hinted that the popular Autobot Bumblebee will get his own cinematic spinoff. Here's what he had to say at the convention.
"As we go forward, we would imagine several more Transformers Movies. Not just in the current lineage but also spinoffs and focusing on certain key characters that a beloved by the world over. Many of you know Bumblebee; the yellow Camaro... formally known as a yellow VW Bug and he is a beloved character by kids all over the world. We could see stories told around Bumblebee and other characters. We are in a process of building the brand equity around the Comic Book Business, our TV Business, our Digital Gaming Business and adding to that our new movie business of Transformers."
He also spoke about working with this new team of writers, which includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2, Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and the latest additions, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man). Here's what he had to say about the creation of this Transformers Cinematic Universe.
"Last year was Transformers 4. It was quite a good success for us last year. We've begun to work with writers and we are now developing the Transformers [Cinematic] Universe beyond the first four movies. And we are continuing to have Television [programs] on the air with Cartoon Network where Transformers is performing quite well in the first quarter coming off of a movie year."
The first order of business for these writers is to get a script ready for Transformers 5, which director Michael Bay will reportedly shoot after he wraps on his Benghazi drama 13 Hours. It isn't known yet if Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor will be back for the sequel. Would you watch a Transformers spinoff movie focusing on Bumblebee? Let us know what you think below.