An upcoming “Transformers” sequel and other spin-offs will reportedly be written by some of the best sci-fi writers in the industry. According to Deadline, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is in the mix along with the “Iron Man” writing duo of Art Marcum and Matt Hollow, “Amazing Spider-Man 2’" writer Jeff Pinkner and “Pacific Rim 2’” writer Zak Penn.
Taking a page from Disney and Fox’s book, Paramount Pictures is expanding the "Transformers" universe. The team of writers will join Akiva Goldsman, who has been tasked to produce more installments of the franchise. Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventur will produce the films. Bay has directed last four “Transformers” films, but it is not yet known who will helm the next one.
The most recent installment, “Age Of Extinction,” made $1.1 billion. It starred Mark Wahlberg and was praised for its visual and action sequences. However, the film did not receive positive critical response and was even nominated in the worst picture category at the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards. Bey was reportedly unfazed by the critical reception.
Not much is known about the upcoming “Transformers” sequel. Wahlberg might reprise his role, as he had spoken about his commitment to the franchise in an interview with MTV. “Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more. … You know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon,” he said. According to Slash Film, teh fifth "Transformers" film might arrive in 2016.