Transformers Universe

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  1. Gabe99

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    Paramount Appoints Akiva Goldsman As Its New TRANSFORMERS Czar!

    Paramount Enlisting Akiva Goldsman To Ramp Up ‘Transformers’ Output
     
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    Paramount Hires ‘Fringe’ Writer To Turn ‘Transformers’ Into A Marvel-Like Cinematic Universe
     
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    My issue is that there's no real characters in the franchise.

    Bay looks like he's still involved for whatever reason, and his take on his franchises is so date: We don't need a human cypher. For the spinoff, I don't want to follow Marky Mark's neighbor 10 miles away, with his team of bots.

    Trust the audience. Let the Transformers be the main characters. Give us their perspective because being CGI props.

    After the new Apes movies, along with 'Guardians' people can accept these sort of characters as...characters, not just for quipping during CGI battles.
     
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  4. Lord

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    Bay's involved because he was one of the main reasons the film series has been this popular, yeah, the brand was always going to be successful, but Bay's style did bring some more "wow" factor due to the action and special effects, in least for the first 3 films, which always had some kind of hyped set piece. The 4th film had a cool first trailer, but even with the Dinobots, it didn't seem to be as talked about as the other 3 films.

    I could see them being able to pull of a prequel, maybe even a Prequel Trilogy (focusing on the early days of Sentinel Prime training Optimus, Megatron being corrupted by the fallen, Fallen making a deal with Sentinel, an explanation about why Optimus has a face taking fetish, etc) but how can they pull an expanded universe with this? All the movies are going to be about the same, it would work better for them if they simply decided to connect TF with TMNT and G.I.Joe, Paramount has those franchises and they kinda have the same tone, with TMNT being produced by Bay himself and G.I.Joe already being rumored as having a crossover with TF.

    If i was at Paramount and wanted to milk all of these properties here's what i think would be the best strategy:
    -Just finish this new trilogy, if necessary, you could even milk the 6th film for all that's worth and turn it into a two-part Finale.
    -Keep making a TMNT movie every two years and market it very well, so that kids will keep flocking to see those things, witht he cartoon also maintaining the strength of the brand. If you can, maybe start trying to deliver some better scripts, if the films stop making money, then a positive critical reception could bring in some interest back, but that's most likely not gonna happen for as long as Bay's team controls the project.
    -Make a G.I.Joe film every 3-4 years, bring Channing Tantum back and make one of the next films seem like an event, as you have both him and the Rock starring in the last stand against Cobra.
    -Once the TF Sequel "Trilogy" is over, do a prequel trilogy focusing on the past of Optimus Prime, etc. and at the same time, you do a Transformers/ G.I.joe Crossover.
    -Then some time after, you insert the TMNT in there too.

    I think that's the best way you could make an expanded universe with TF, this would give a boost to the 3 franchises involved and then they could start seeing which characters they could spin-off in order to expand their universe.

    Either way, the reception of these properties has been terrible, they realy need to start investing more on quality than simply fast action, if this goes on, they may end up pulling an Amazing spider-man 2 and have to reboot before they even finish this new storyline of theirs.
     
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    ‘Ant-Man’ Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari Join ‘Transformers’ Writers Room: Cybertron Pic In Offing?
    I’m hearing that one of the ideas in the works has a working title of Transformers One
     
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    That makes it seem like Bay will come back for TF 5. Would make sence though, he keeps Directing the main instalments, while the studio tests other Directors with spin-offs.
     
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    Now Transformers is going for the "shared universe" angle... :dry:

    EVERYBODY is trying to cash in on The Avengers success..

    First WB with the DC Cinematic Unverse (which is great, because they can actually compete with Marvel and they have a vast amount of characters cross them off)

    Then Fox with the X-Men Cinematic Universe

    Then Sony with their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe (which thankfully backfired, seriously who cares about SS with no set up?)

    Now Universal trying to revive their Monsters shared Universe

    And NOW Transformers is trying create a shared universe.... :doh: :dry:

    Can't Studios come up with any original ideas instead of aping other Studios?? it's getting so annoying to hear someone trying to create a shared movie universe every few months..
     
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  8. Lord

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    There's also that planned Robin Hood shared universe...

    After what happened to SONY, i think studios should be more careful, forcing a cinematic universe may just hurt how much their films can make. The Transformers films for example get a lot of advantage for playing like "cinematic events", but if you turn that into an annual thing, it will lose its effect.
     
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    Any further word on all this? First thing that's interested me about the TF franchise since like 2007!
     
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    To me, there is no shared Transformers universe. It's just Transformers. To me a shared universe would be bringing things like Transformers and GI JOE together.

    The way they've set up these movies, I don't see how it is possible. But I guess we will see.
     
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    Newsarama 17 November 2015:
    Report: TRANSFORMERS & MICRONAUTS To Crossover
    Seibertron February 18th, 2014:
    ROM The Spaceknight Coming to the IDW Transformers Universe?
     
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    Akiva Goldsman ‘Transformers’ Writers Room Leads Paramount & Hasbro To Set One For ‘G.I. Joe,’ ‘Micronauts’
     
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    If this involves more of Michael Bay & his version of Transformers, I'm not interested.
     
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    io9:
    Empire Magazine Article On Transformers Cinematic Universe
     
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    Collider 07/31/2017: ‘Bumblebee’ Spin-off to Open Same Day As ‘Aquaman’
    ‘Bumblebee’, is set for release on December 21, 2018.

    Hasbro confirms new Transformers animated movie and TV series
     
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    Collider August 2, 2017:
    Akiva Goldsman Done with ‘Transformers’; Alex Kurtzman May Exit ‘Dark Universe’ Franchise
     
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    Deadline November 3, 2017:
    Paramount And Hasbro Seal New Deal For Production & Distribution
    Varitey 11/03/17:
    Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact
     
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