I love, LOVE the Transformers movie franchise. And while being a major fan of the 80’s cartoon, I can always forgive the holes and problems that popup from time to time in the movies. That being said, Transformers: Age of Extinction was really the only one that truly had me white-knuckling my seat while in the theater. And not because of excitement but because of the directions Michael Bay chose to take. But it’s a new day and this recent news about Transformers 5 may be the start of the light that can transform the franchise.
The last Transformers film went with actor and all around cool guy Mark Wahlberg who makes pretty decent movies in my opinion. While folks named Shia keep going off and doing other “things”, Wahlberg was a great choice to fill the shoes of LaBeouf. Age of Extinction wasn’t bad but wasn’t as great as it could’ve been for a movie that lasted what seemed like 6 hours. Seriously….the movie kept going and going! So now after some back and forth of the fate of the future of the franchise, Mark Wahlberg confirms – very, very nonchalantly – that he WILL return for Transformers 5! SuperheroHype.com put an article out recently where they mention that CinePop interviewed the actor and found the news out. Take a look:
There you have it. Interestingly enough is the fact that Bay hasn’t confirmed to be driving this Autobot bus, or if someone will be yelling “Action!” Here’s another piece of information from SuperheroHype that I have not seen enough of that may need to be spread around a little more to put fans at ease:
Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari will script an animated “origin story” film that will be set on the Transformers’ homeworld of Cybertron. Both films (that one and Transformers 5) came from the newly formed “Transformers writers room,” which includes the likes of “The Walking Dead” and “Invincible” creator Robert Kirkman, “Fringe” and “Lost” scribe Jeff Pinkner, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk‘s Zak Penn, “Black List” scribes Geneva Robertson-Dworetrepeat, and “Marvel’s Daredevil” season one showrunner Steven DeKnight.
Come on Bay. With THAT team of creative minds behind you there’s no freaking way you should be able to screw this up. I’m counting on you to bring back that feeling we all got from the first film the first time we saw Bumblebee transform. Make it happen Sir. Make it happen.