From the studio that brought you four Transformers movies comes more Transformers movies: EW has confirmed a Deadline report that Paramount is aggressively Marvel-izing their beloved franchise about robot-alien cars and the fleshy human bloodbags who talk up towards them. Akiva Goldsman has already been working on expanding the Transformers universe, and now he’s apparently brought together a writing braintrust.
The reported hires are: Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead; Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the screenwriting team who worked on the first Iron Man and the best Punisher movie; Fringe co-showrunner Jeff Pinkner; and Zak Penn, whose long history with superhero movies includes credits on X-Men 2, X-Men 3, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers.
It’s unclear precisely how many different spinoffs and sequels are being planned right now. But fans of the various Transformers cartoons and comic books know that the four films directed by Michael Bay have remarkably only scratched the surface of Transformers mythology. We haven’t even gotten to Unicron yet!