For the last six years, director Michael Bay has been teasing his departure from the Transformers franchise. And with Transformers: The Last Knight right around the corner, Bay is totally serious about making this his final Transformers movie…until he changes his mind again. However, Bay has recently hinted that the future of the Transformers films is even more vast than anyone previously realized. And the secret past introduced in The Last Knight may hold the key to the long-rumored Hasbro Cinematic Universe. Today’s Nerdist News is opening the AllSpark get the answers about what’s coming next.
There are some potential spoilers ahead for The Last Knight, so consider yourselves warned!
Join host, and Targetmaster transformer, Jessica Chobot, as she examines Bay’s recent interview with MTV News. According to Bay, there are at least 14 stories in mind for future Transformers films. That’s even more movies than even Marvel or Lucasfilm are openly planning! Clearly the Transformers aren’t going away anytime soon, and Bay’s touch will remain with the franchise long after he’s gone…amusing that he actually leaves this time.
But how does The Last Knight play into a potential Hasbro Cinematic Universe? The latest footage from the film has hinted that the Robots in Disguise have been hanging out on Earth a lot longer than anyone knew, and they’ve been openly fighting in our wars for ages. This past week, Hasbro signaled a willingness to reboot the G.I. Joe films after only two movies in order to give that franchise a modern makeover. That doesn’t mean the new G.I. Joe movie has to take place in the present. We think an ’80s set G.I. Joe film could capture the spirit of the toyline and feature a few fun connections to the Transformers.
Whether this will actually happen could still come down to Bay. According to director D.J. Caruso, the now canceled third G.I. Joe film would have brought the Transformers into the orbit of the Joes for their first live-action crossover. However, Caruso also seemed to indicate that the crossover was vetoed by Bay himself, which suggests that Bay may want to keep the Transformers separate from Hasbro’s shared universe of films.
Do you want to see Bay’s Transformers to tie-in with G.I. Joe, ROM, and the other Hasbro films? Transform and roll out before sharing your thoughts in the comment section below.