Transformers Prequels Set In 1980s & Ancient Rome
As the Transformers Universe expands, two upcoming films may be set in the 80s and ancient Rome!
Transformers Prequels Set in 1980s & Ancient Rome
According to new reports from empire Magazine, two Transformers spin-offs are in active development. The recently announced Bumblebee movie is rumored to be set during the 1980s, making it a prequel to the current series of films. It also states that the new film will focus on a younger target audience, lighter tone, and feature less robots as well. Another Transformers spin-off film is also rumored to be in pre-production will take place in ancient Rome. The studio is also working on an animated prequel entirely set on the Transformers homeworld of Cybertron.
The report reads: "A Bumblebee spinoff, conceived and written by Christina Hodson, is being directed by Kubo and the Two Strings’ Travis Knight for a 2018 release. Set in the 1980s, it will feature significantly fewer Transformers, concentrating on the big, yellow star (who in the movies so far can only talk in snippets of radio broadcasts) and likely pitching a little younger, tonally. Also coming is an animated prequel about the origin myth of the Transformers’ home planet Cybertron, written by Ant-Man’s Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, set billions of years ago. And discussions have been had about one set in Ancient Rome."
Transformers Universe: Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight, written by Christina Hodson, and stars Hailee Steinfeld. The film is set for a theatrical release on Jun 8, 2018. The other Transformers spin-offs have no writers or directors currently attached and no release dates set. The writers room for these movies is made up of some of the biggest talent today, and they've come up with a reported 14 scripts, each of them being potential movies for the series. Transformers Universe films will take the franchise in new directions which is exciting for Paramount, Hasbro, and audiences around the world.
Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay, written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, and Anthony Hopkins. When Optiums Prime turns against humanity, Cade Yeager must team with an Oxford professor, and other unexpected allies, to uncover the secret history of Transformers on Earth before Prime brings devastating forces to the planet which could annihilate all life as we know it. The film will be in theaters on June 21.