LOS ANGELES: The sixth instalment in the hit “Transformers” franchise will be a movie about one of its popular characters, Bumblebee.
Paramount and Hasbro have revealed that fans can expect one “Transformers” film a year starting in 2017, with “Transformers 5” scheduled to hit theaters June 23.
The Bumblebee film is set for a June 8, 2018, release, with the third of these announced films due out June 28, 2019.
Tom Warner, the “Transformers” franchise leader for Hasbro, further explained the plans.
“This summer we worked closely with a talented team of A-list screenwriters to map out the future of the ‘Transformers’ cinematic universe, and as Brian announced earlier, things kick off in a major way in 2017 with the release of ‘Transformers 5’ in June. And we’re working on a spin-off movie centred around Bumblebee for 2018 and the next chapter for 2019,” he said.
On the June 8, 2018 release date, the Bumblebee film will clash with “Godzilla 2”. While it’s unclear if the spin-off will feature any of existing or new human characters, “Transformers 5” will bring back Mark Wahlberg as the lead.