Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Bay and Wahlberg roll out of Transformers franchise

Bay and Wahlberg roll out of Transformers franchise

Hasbro, the production company behind Transformers, also announced a sixth instalment which will reportedly star Hailee Steinfeld and is slated for release in June, 2019.

Left to right: Mark Wahlberg and Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay on the set of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures. Twitter erupted in groans and complaints yesterday as people began to realize that the placement of the red carpet made it rather hard for the average citizen to enjoy the spectacle. Hopefully those films are fun and aren't like the previous ones directed by Michael Bay.

One thing's clear: Whatever you think about the Transformers' films, Paramount's not making these movies for the USA anymore.

Then there's Bumblebee, who has always been the highlight of the franchise and doesn't disappoint in this one (a spin-off movie for "B" is in the works). I'm not sure who thought Cade Yaeger (god, could that name be any douchier?) was an interesting character, but he's not and none of the other characters are either, and I CAME TO A TRANSFORMERS MOVIE TO SEE TRANSFORMERS! Seeing it as I did - at Paramount's wait-until-the-last-minute press screening Monday night (it opens tonight in previews before going everywhere tomorrow) - in Imax and 3D is the way to go with something as gargantuan as this.

Love them or hate them, there's no denying that Viacom's (VIAB) "Transformers" films are an indelible part of recent Hollywood history.

Speaking to The New Paper on the red carpet of TLK's global premiere at Cineworld Empire Theatre at Leicester Square in London on Sunday, the U.S. film-maker said he "loved shooting it" and "it was a fun one to do".

Michael created this entire universe, so for him to give the helm to somebody else, I think it is going to be hard. However, he later changed his mind and decided to make one more film in the successful Transformers franchise!

"Transformers: The Last Knight" could have been so much better. I know these films make a lot of money, but could someone please reign Bay in just a little bit? "Anytime anywhere just let me know". Check. It's all so pandering, I can't believe audiences can't see what they're doing. She tells them that "He" is Unicron, a major villain in the Transformers franchise. We can't be this stupid to keep eating this up and laughing at exhausted jokes.

The preview number puts the latest Transformers installment in the same boat as the latest in another long-running franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, with that film also bringing in $5.5 million in previews on the way to a $62.1 million opening weekend. If audiences get anything of value out of this, it's that you can look dapper while pushing 80.

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