Coming in via Deadline, the writer for Transformers 5 has officially been announced: Akiva Goldsman. According to the Deadline report, [Goldsman] has walked away with a concrete blueprint to write a Transformers sequel for Mark Wahlberg to star in [and] for Michael Bay to direct, with production starting in June. The report by Deadline goes on to mention that Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari will head off and write an animated feature, an origin story that focuses on Cybertron.
Unfortunately no other news is available at this for this animated feature.
The report which you can see in full here, goes into detail about how the entire team of writers worked together in an attempt to truly broaden the scope of the Transformers Universe. At this time it’s not certain what jobs (if any) the other writers not picked to write these movies will have, but there is supposedly enough ideas already to do one more Transformers film even if Bay decides not to direct it [and] they’ll have created opportunities for spinoffs to keep moving on Paramount’s biggest franchise not named Mission: Impossible.
So with the writer officially set, an animated feature announcement, who is ready for the flow of movie news to start?
Staff Edit: Like clock work, Michael Bay has posted on Twitter that he has NOT committed to anything yet:
Re: directing TF5. No, it’s not official. I have not committed to any idea as of yet. Just met with Steven and we are discussing.