Paramount Pictures has officially removed Transformers 7 (sequel to Transformers: The Last Knight) from their release schedule.
This news, albeit announced today, comes as no surprise to TFW2005 members; for Hasbro mysteriously removed the movie from their schedule, a day prior to New York Toy Fair 2018. Despite the fact that a certain rectification was carried out during the Fair itself, the news was already out among the fan community. Paramount Pictures was silent regarding the matter until today.
However, the upcoming Transformers: Bumblebee movie is set to reboot the series with a new direction.
This news also drops the plans carried out by the Writers’ Room for a Transformers Cinematic Universe, which included 21 story pitches (two of which turned into TLK and another into Bumblebee: The Movie).
Deadline exclusively reports:
“In addition, the Melrose lot has undated Transformers 7 from its previous date of June 28, 2019. In its place, Paramount will release the Tiffany Haddish comedy Limited Partners on that date. Paramount had hatched a writers room led by Akiva Goldsman to hammer out future iterations of Transformers movies. The spinoff Bumblebee, whose clips were well received at CinemaCon, comes out on Dececmber 21 directed by Travis Knight. Michael Bay has hinted that Transformers: The Last Knight was his final stint in the director’s chair for a Transformers movie. Transformers 7 was put in as a placeholder on the calendar years ago, and the studio is rebooting the entire franchise in the direction of Bumblebee.”
At the moment, there is no specific date set for the next Transformers movie following Bumblebee, which is scheduled for December 21st.