Never let a good franchise die with dignity. In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview director Michael Bay confirmed that Paramount studio were looking to keep the Transformers franchise rolling following the release of the newest instalment Transformers: Age of Extinction.
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Bay says. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.” The next…trilogy? “Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy,” he says after a moment of hesitation. “I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
As for the plot, it will begin with the Transformers outlawed and ostracised on Earth following the city-levelling destruction of the last movie (can you really blame humans?). That has left hero Autobot Optimus Prime somewhat peeved: says Bay: “He’s done good for earth, and he’s been f–ked over.”