Transformers 5: Filming Beginning This May

The End Of An Era:
Michael Bay’s Reign Of Transformers Terror Coming To An End!

According to My Entertainment World, the newest Transformers will start filming this May! The unnamed fifth movie will be the final Transformers directed by Michael Bay. There is still no word on the future of the franchise or if Michael Bay will be returning to produce future installments.

The industry tracking site did not include locations for filming but Michael Bay has earlier confirmed Chicago as one of the film’s locations. After 2014’s China-heavy Transformers: Age of Extinction, I believe the film will make an attempt at another global film. Maybe Bay will follow the path of Furious 7 and take the fifth Transformers to the beautiful Abu Dhabi or Mexico like Spectre did.

Being led by Akiva Goldsman, a team of Hollywood’s top writers have been brought in to helm the script. Yes, it takes a group of people to capture the magic that is product placement, explosions, and commercialized robot warfare.

Production details have been hush, there is rumors the film may follow-up on the introduction of the Knights of Cybertron concept. Also head-writer Akiva Goldsman has said the interactions between human and robots will be ‘great’ in this new film. After struggling to connect both the human & Transformers elements in past editions, let’s hope Goldsman will keep his word.

Mark Wahlberg is set to reprise his character Cade Yeager from Age of Extinction in this new film. No other casting has been announced at the time of reporting.
I’m sure it’s safe to say that Optimus Prime will be returning as well.

Transformers 5 is scheduled to be released during the already blockbuster filled summer of 2017! How will Michael Bay’s last outing as a Transformers director fare against the likes of mega-hits like Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 & Furious 8?


EJ Moreno
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