Paramount Looking to Reboot Transformers Franchise (without Micheal Bay)

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
February 16th, 2018

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

Transformers Movie Universe Reboot is Coming

After three bad sequels, the Transformers franchise is officially being rebooted with Paramount and Hasbro hitting the reset button. But could it be the saving grace? Despite the critical mauling of the previous iterations, there is still hope a good adaptation will be made somewhere down the line. Micheal Bay's 2007 approach to the car robots, was a decent attempt but the sequels just forgot what made the Autobots and Decepticons icons in the 1980's. Fans across the globe still believe a good film could be formed with these characters, regardless of the damage done with Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).

Harsbo confirmed the news at the 2018 Toy Fair, where they explained pushes for of live-action adaptations of signature toys including Micronauts and Dungeons and Dragons. With, Transformers being the first in line for a reboot, beyond the Bumblee spin-off which releases late 2018. Pushing away from the already established Michael Bay world seems like the perfect idea for an abused IP. Heres what fanzine TFW 2005 had to say about it:

Hasbro specifically stated that a new team at Paramount will reset the Transformers Live Action Movie Series following the release of Bumblebee: The Movie

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While the fansite is respectful, these are still rumors at this point until confirmed but these updates all fall in line with the current transformerless Paramount Pictures slate. A logical step to safeguard the IP and fix the damage done with the long-running film series is an excellent continuation of their new plans. G.I. Joe and Micronauts release in 2020, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Transformers reboot takes a 2021 shot. Giving a narrow gap between the lackluster offerings, and making sure that each aspect of the source material is respected.

Despite the terrible reception from critics and fans, Transformers film franchise has stood the test of time grossing an insane 4.38 billion worldwide.Transformers: The Last Knight flopped only pushing £600m at the box office, leaving any hope for a Micheal Bay sequel hanging in the balance. So a reboot is an obvious choice, to bring new generations of audiences to the table, let's just hope more effort is put into making these robots household names again. Could this be the Planet of Apes style reboot? focused more on the Transforming robots and their struggles on Cybertron.

Fans across the globe are looking for Optimus Prime's redemption after his appalling turn in The Last Knight, perhaps, just embracing the insane 80's storylines might do the trick. Can't you just imagine the Fall fo Cybertron in film form? That alone would make nerds across the world faint. But what are your thoughts? Lets us know in the comment section below.

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