Michael Bay has already said Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be his last Transformers movie and Shia LaBeouf doesn’t think he has “anything more to contribute”, but people don’t see the films because of them, they go for the robots, and luckily for Paramount modern technology can keep them around for a long time.
Transformers producer Don Murphy recently posted a message on his personal message board regarding the future of the franchise. He says there will not be a reboot, but we can expect more movies in the upcoming years.
“What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven’t lost the Transformers. They didn’t grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don’t know what happens next. I’m pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn’t all bots.”
In just over a week of release Transformers: Dark of the Moon is on the verge of making $500 million worldwide. The franchise is by no means over, and I can see Paramount hunting for a new director to fill Bay’s shoes in the near future.
Where should the franchise go from here? A prequel trilogy? Or a continuation from where we left off, minus Sam Witwicky and his supermodel girlfriends?