|After the success of "Bumblebee," the Transformers franchise may just have two more movies in the future. / Photo Credit Thanakorn Suppamethasawat via 123RF|
Fans of Transformers are in for a treat as Paramount announced that they will be releasing two new movies under the franchise.
Following the success of the “Bumblebee” solo movie, Paramount has decided to “relaunch the Transformer franchise.” In a report by Games Radar, an entertainment news website, the two movies are already in development and will be written by Jamer Vanderbilt, who has worked with “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Zodiac,” and “The Meg,” and Joby Harold, whose portfolio includes “Army of the Dead,” and “King Arthur.”
Most people would argue that we don’t really need more “Transformers” movies, but what Paramount wants to do is use the same formula that was used in the successful “Bumblebee,” which was a stark departure to the car porn that the franchise was for a long time under Michael Bay.
Since 2018’s “Bumblebee” came out as a heartwarming coming of age story that won big at the box office and won big at the critics at the same time, Paramount felt that there is still a market for the movie provided that it is given a new angle and a new feel to it.
Paramount wants to cash in on the success that “Bumblebee” had by adopting its new storytelling, and hopefully making as much as “Bumblebee” did when it came out: an impressive $465 million, right when people were thinking maybe it was about time to put the franchise to rest.
Already, Paramount has “hired a writers’ room to develop multiple Transformer movies -- though whether either of these ideas came from there is unclear.”
The potential that the success of “Bumblebee” brought to the franchise seems to be largely positive. It was showered with positive reviews for its decision to steer clear of Michael Bay’s original direction. It’s even got a 92% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.