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Transformers 7 pulled from Paramount schedule…

May 25th, 2018 by Marc 1 Comment

With Bumblebee set for release on December 21 this year, we had been led to believe that Paramount and Hasbro were going to restart the Transformers franchise from next year.

The studios have been moving ahead with their shared universe with Transformers, GI Joe, MASK and others all set to join together on screen.

However, we reported a couple of weeks ago that the next GI Joe movie was seeking to bring back Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Roadblock (here), which we thought was odd given that a reboot seemed the most logical direction for the franchise to slot into this shared universe. Then they also (same link above) announced a Snake Eyes movie.

So what gives?

Well, the latest thing in the shared universe front, is that the new Transformers movie is now gone from the studios’ line-up, replaced by Tiffany Haddish’s comedy Limited Partners.

Well, our guess is that maybe, instead of restarting the franchises they are looking at ways to build on what is already out there – early word on Bumblebee is that it’s shaping up to be pretty solid, they want to put effort into good movies, rather than just starting again.

We’re not sure what is happening but we’re going to be watching with ken eyes, indeed.

Paramount also announced on Wednesday that it’s dated the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” for May 17, 2019. Taron Egerton stars, with Dexter Fletcher directing and Matthew Vaughn producing. The film, written by Lee Hall, will include John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar.

Additionally, the studio moved its “Pet Sematary” reboot — based on the 1983 Stephen King novel — forward two weeks to April 5, 2019.

 

Would you be happy to see these movies all moving forward as they are or do you feel we need a clean start? Let us know…

Source: Variety

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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….