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TRANSFORMERS ROUND-UP: 14 movies planned says Bay, Bumblebee is a prequel and Bay isn’t quite finished yet

April 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While we all wait for Transformers: The Last Knight to arrive on June 23rd, it looks like the franchise still has a big future ahead.

Talking in London earlier this week, director Michael Bay (who confirmed this will probably be his last Transformers movie) said that the world of the Transformers is being massively planned out and there’s as many as 14 movies at planning stage!

He said that the writing room which has formed to expand the universe for the next ten years and beyond has sequels, spin-offs and more (perhaps the crossovers with GI Joe, MASK etc?) at planning stage already.

The latest movie, Bay’s fifth installment, is the first movie to come from the writers’ room and, therefore, must be the first to set the tone for the universe to come – the director confirms there are ‘easter eggs’ in there for future movies.

Bay also revealed that the Bumblebee movie which is currently in pre-production, and set to be directed by Travis Knight, will be a prequel and will go back a few years… will it be set on Cybertron? We would love that!

Bay also confirms that, of all the 14 stories being planned, he wants to direct one of the spin-offs himself and we got the feeling he’s not as done with the franchise as we thought.

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It also looks like the movie’s final trailer will hit on Wednesday, April 12th – here’s a new teaser.

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Also, check out this new featurette about the 3D from Transformers: The Last Knight

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….