Speaking to Gamespot, Transformers Live Action Movie Series producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has stated that the next main Transformers movie, which was announced not too long ago, will be a reboot.
Yes, we couldn’t believe what we are hearing either but, he actually used the ‘R-Word’ this time; after so many months of denying the existence of the term and its implications.
“The main Transformers movie we are working on is a reboot, and I will say that the Bumblebee sequel will be more directly linked to the timeline that we set up.”
So, what about the statement he made in Japan? We can only assume that the Japanese article is a classic situation of ‘lost in translation’. The question was asked in Japanese, it was translated to the producer in English, the producer answered in English, it was translated to Japanese for the journalists and we fans translated the article back to English.
Mr. Di Bonaventura also outlined several details regarding the future of the TF movies. He mentioned that we may see romance, in some form, between the robots.
“One of the things I want to see, and I don’t know if we’ll do this particular thing, but I think we will eventually do a love story between Transformers. What does a love story mean? Definitely not sex, maybe not even kissing, but the idea that they would have that emotional crush has never really been brought in. That’s kind of the direction we’re going to try to head into, which is to give them human desires that, up until now, we haven’t seen much of. I think that will change the relationship with the Transformers. So we may do some wild action, we’ll do action for sure in the main line, but it’s a different kind of attempt. I know we will hold on to a lot of the lessons from Bumblebee.”.
Additional details regarding the two movies in development, can be found after the jump.
So what is the release plan? Di Bonaventura doesn’t seem to know, and he prefers it that way.
“I think Paramount should just pick the best script and release that first,” the producer said. “I don’t think there is a plan in terms of what movie comes out first, and I always think you should just go with the best script first instead of planning a franchise based on release dates.”
He went on to say that the Bumblebee sequel will be bigger than the previous one, despite the spin-off having had the smallest budget in the franchise.
“It is going to bring Bumblebee into a bigger adventure,” Di Bonaventura said. “What was fun about the first one was that we didn’t have to be beholden to the other Transformers movies.”