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Will the TRANSFORMERS Franchise Get a Full Cinematic Reboot?

Will the TRANSFORMERS Franchise Get a Full Cinematic Reboot?

Transformers 7 just got pulled from Paramount’s future slate, so is this evidence the profitable franchise is getting rebooted? We discussed it on today’s loaded edition of Nerdist News Talks Back, along with a new portable PlayStation, Matt Groening‘s new animated fantasy series, the latest trailer for the Mister Rogers documentary, and a Star Trek amusement park.

Joining host Jessica Chobot today was producer Jason Nguyen, Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, and editor Kyle Anderson, and they began with word PlayStation could get back into the portable console game. Are we excited by this possibility? Did we like the PSP? And is there any chance it could catch up to the Switch?

Yesterday we got our first look at The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening’s new animated Netflix series Disenchantment, about a hard-drinking princess in a crumbling fantasy world. Will he find the same success with this series as he did with his other two? Are we surprised the show headed to Netflix, or is it a better home than Fox would have been?

We also got the newest trailer for the Mister Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor? What do we think? How much better does it make us feel about the world? And who would be the most worthy heir to the beloved kid’s show host? Could a certain ex-president be the man for the job?

Rumors are also swarming that Universal could be looking to open a Star Trek amusement park that would be more sci-fi city than alien-world. Is that a good decision? What would we like to see from it? What attractions and rides would have us beaming down to visit?

Finally, Paramount has decided to pull Transformers 7 from its schedule, even though the franchise is still a huge moneymaker overseas. Is this a sign they have plans for a reboot? Or are diminishing returns on an aging franchise the real reason it was cancelled? And what could they do to generate interest in the franchise for a new generation?

Nerdist News Talks Back airs live on our YouTube and Alpha channels at 1PM PT every Monday through Thursday, and tune in tomorrow as we end the week in pop culture with our hour-long Nerdist News What the Friday at 1PM PT, exclusively at Alpha. It’s the only spot on the internet you can talk Playstation, Transformers, Mister Rogers, Matt Groening, Star Trek, and amusement parks in one show.

What did you think about all of today’s topics? Talk back to us in the comments below with your thoughts.

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