Last November, Hasbro announced a new deal with Paramount to create a range of movies based on its toy properties. On top of that, the deal will see the further expansion of the Transformers movie universe, starting with this year’s Bumblebee spinoff. But after that, the future of the Transformers saga could be in for some major changes.
Speaking as part of an Investor Preview presentation at New York Toy Fair earlier today, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner laid out plans for the future of Hasbro and Paramount’s shared movie slate, from Bumblebee all the way to an untitled “Paramount/Hasbro Event Film” in 2021:
Note no Transformers 6 to be found. But what’s more interesting is what Goldner briefly had to say about the future of the Transformers films — indicting that, after Bumblebee, Habsro and Paramount would work together to “reset” the future of the franchise:
We’re actively developing live action and animated films, and have dated several under this new agreement. We’re excited about this year’s Transformers: Bumblebee, as we work with the new Paramount team to reset the future direction of Transformers. We’ll be partially financing the production of these films, and Bumblebee is the first under the new agreement.
Now, this does not necessarily mean a reboot is on the cards just yet, but it could indicate that there are plans in the motion for some big changes to the Transformers franchise in the wake of The Last Knight. We’ve reached out to Paramount for clarification about Goldner’s comments and will update this post if they respond.