Despite getting bad reviews and being criticised by many, the Transformers films always seem to make a lot of money, which must be why Paramount have decided to do a Star Wars/Marvel and embark on a series of films which will expand the Transformers Universe. Michael Bay recently revealed that as many as 14 Transformers tales are being developed for the screen. The first one will probably be a solo outing for Bumblebee. Said Bay to MTV:
“It feels – it’ll go a little younger. It will deal more with his character, and it’s just about him.”
Confirming that they’ll be going “back” rather than forwards with the Bumblebee movie, Bay also joked that it will be pre-Shia LaBeouf, who of course unintentionally bought Bumblebee as his first car in Transformers. Bay haters don’t need to be too worried though; the director is set to be Travis Knight, formerly a member of the Laika team whose directorial debut, the animated fantasy Kubo And The Two Strings was one of the best animated films of last year.
Bay, whom Anthony Hopkins the other day called a “genius” [I personally don’t think that Bay is deserving of the hate he gets, but even I think “genius” is way over the top], has also said that Transformers: The Last Knight, due out June 23rd this year, will be his last film in this series – but he’s said this before, hasn’t he?