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Hasbro announce Transformers movie reboot as cinematic universe officially kicks off

February 16th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, there’s no point in lying, many of us have been waiting a long time to hear this, but at the Toy Fair 2018 Hasbro Investor Preview earlier today it was announced that the Transformers movies universe that has been helmed by Micheal Bay… is dead.

Well, it will be after the summer.

The series of movies will come to a close this summer with the upcoming Bumblebee movie, reported TFW2005 and then we’ll see a completely new universe featuring the robots in disguise.

It will be the Hasbro Cinematic Universe we’ve been hearing about for a while now (here) and it will feature (presumably with the possibility of more licenses in future): GI Joe, Micronauts, Dungeons and Dragons and then an event movie that will, presumably, see all the titles coming together:

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So that means that there will be concluding part to the fifth movie, Transformers: The Last Knight. But look, that movie was such a car wreck, does it matter?

“The new agreement with Paramount will have Hasbro having greater control of the movies including greenlighting the movie projects. $100-$125 Million will be spent by Hasbro for Film and TV content in 2018.” 

We hope for a few things here… hopefully more accurate representations of the Transformers to how they looked in the original animated (Generation One) series.

We also assume that this means the GI Joe movies are now being fully rebooted as well as the Dungeons and Dragons movies (if you’ve never seen them, you’re not mission much, trust us).

This could all be very exciting stuff… just think of the shared toy line!


Rebooted Transformers movies. Yay!

Shared Hasbro universe. Yay (hopefully)!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….