When Marvel came out with their Marvel Cinematic Universe, no one really thought that the whole “it’s all connected” deal would stick among many of Hollywood’s major franchises. Unfortunately for us, it seems that Paramount is working to make that a reality with their Transformers series as opposed to the Star Trek franchise. That is another story for another time. New writers have joined the brain trust that has been recruited to make this cinematic universe happen.
Marvel’s Ant-Man writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have joined the likes of Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Zak Penn and other to make this universe exist. Deadline is reporting that one of the earliest ideas, Tranformers One, could see the light of day. Originally pitched by Hasbro, it would take place before the original Transformers film and be located on Cybertron.
Although, it seems that the film could end up being more of an animated film, than a live-action, but how much more expensive would that sort of movie be compared to Michael Bay’s previous four films. However, it is expected that the Ant-Man writers will be working on a live-action film.
Another sign that this is going downhill is that reports of the upcoming Transformers 6 sequel script needs to be ready for Michael Bay when he completes the projects he is currently working on. This would spark anger for fans that Bay would go back, again, on his word to retire and let someone else take the helm of these upcoming projects. Although, he could be coming onboard as a consulting producer.
If you are a longtime listener of the podcast, you will know that I have not been a huge fan of the franchise since the original film debuted. Michael Bay’s offensive installment of the second film really turned me off to his take on the franchise. Chief among my complaints is that many of the Autobots/Decepticons are indistinguishable from one another. It’s hard to tell who is whom. If Bay is returning, then this will be another one I will wait for Netflix to watch.