No way, really?!

Just a few days ago, Paramount announced that they’ve scheduled 3 more “Transformers” movies to be released in the next 3 years. Yes, this means that there’ll be one “Transformers” movie per year for some years to come.

Transformers
Source: Paramount

According to The Wrap, movies number 5, 6, and 7 are set to hit theatres in 2017, 2018, and 2019 respectively.

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“Transformers 5” will be released on 23rd June 2017 (clashes with“Wonder Woman”) and it will see director Michael Bay returning to the director’s chair and actor Mark Wahlberg reprising his role. This will be followed by “Transformers 6” on 8th June 2018 (clashes with “Godzilla 2”), and then “Transformers 7” on 28th June 2019. Or at least it was assumed that “Transformers 6” will be released on 8th June 2018.

Because new flash! According to Coming Soon, new details have emerged regarding the blueprint of the “Transformers” films moving forward and reveal that, though there will be 8 movies, one of them is in fact a spin-off.

Transformers Movies
Source: Paramount

Yuh huh. The announced 2018 film is not “Transformers 6” but is in fact a spin-off film focusing on fan favourite character Bumblebee! This was confirmed by “Transformers” franchise leader for Hasbro Tom Warner:

“This summer we worked closely with a talented team of A-list screenwriters to map out the future of the Transformers cinematic universe, and as Brian announced earlier, things kick off in a major way in 2017 with the release of Transformers 5 in June. And we’re working on a spin-off movie centered around Bumblebee for 2018 and the next chapter for 2019.”

Also, this has effectively pushed “Transformers 6” to being the 2019 release. And we’re guessing that there’s no “Transformers 7” – yet.

There are currently no details on who will write or direct the standalone Bumblebee film, but the voiceless member of the Autobots has become a fan favourite since his debut in the 2007 “Transformers” film. In fact, news of a possible Bumblebee spin-off film first surfaced about a year ago but it was quickly (and perhaps quietly) swept under the rug as there were no follow ups.

Source: Movie Pilot
Source: Movie Pilot

More details regarding the Bumblebee solo flick should be released in months to come so keep checking back with us for updates.

Sources: Coming SoonJalopnik, Polygon.

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