Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke to Slash Film regarding the future of the Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise, following the reception of their latest movie; Transformers: Bumblebee.
“Reboot, I always hate that word because for one, I’m not sure I really understand what it means,” Di Bonaventura said. “We are going to do another big Transformers movie. It is going to be different than the ones that we’ve done before.”
“It’s not like we look at the elements of what we did before and go, ‘Well, let’s not do this’ or ‘Let’s not do that. It’s more about how do you evolve the experience for the fans. Let the fan have a new experience.”
About the open-endedness of The Last Knight and about the concept of Unicron:
“Okay, I’m going to be controversial,” the producer said. “I’m not a fan of Unicron. It’s too big. It’s so big it’s beyond any sort of relatable thing I think, for me personally. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to be in the series someday. I don’t know that I’ve thought much about it honestly because we’ve been focused on [Bumblebee] movie.”
“I think we’ve learned something in this movie about tone that I would think the next big Transformers movie is going to have. It’s not like we’re going to copy it but we’ve learned something. There’s more freedom than I think we originally thought in terms of what we can do.”