Transformers is one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, so it’s no surprise that Hasbro and Paramount plan to keep the momentum going.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner confirmed that the fifth film is currently scheduled for a 2017 release, with Akiva Goldsman leading the screenwriting effort.
“We have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology,” he said. “We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017.”
Shia LaBeouf starred as the central character for the first three films, while Mark Wahlberg replaced him in the most recent, Age of Extinction. Wahlberg will also be in the upcoming movies.
“I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon,” he recently told MTV, referencing the franchise’s director, Michael Bay.