Transformers 5 plot, cast, release date: New robots coming, will Michael Bay helm the fifth film?

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The sci-fi action cars-turned-robots are set to return the big screen on summer 2017 as Paramount Pictures confirmed a fifth installment of the franchise, Transformers 5.

With a whopping box office sales of $1.1 billion from its prior movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, it is no surprise that fans will get to see yet another high-packed action from the casts. Shia LeBeouf made headlines earlier on his comeback in the forthcoming movie. It is also reported that Mark Wahlberg will appear in Transformers 5 as Cade Yeager, succeeding Sam Witwiky as the human liaison to the autobots, as well as Nicola Peltz, who portrayed Tessa, Yeager’s daughter.

It is in the rounds that the fifth installation will feature new robots such as Ultra Magnus, Blitzwing, Cyclonus, Scrounge, and Red Alert. According to GospelHerald, in the anime version of transformers, Optimus Prime sent Ultra Magnus to earth as he went to fight off the decepticons wandering at space. There, he encountered the villain Unicron. The appearance of Cyclonus and Scrounge could also imply that Unicron has sent yet another group of decepticons to earth to consume it.

However, film director of the first four installment Michael Bay, may discontinue directing the fifth film as his works on “13 Hour” already begun, and may stay only as part of the producers. It is rumored that Bay’s protg, Jonathan Liebesman, who directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, may take over as director of Transformers 5.

The transformers series is said to have Antman writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari on its roster. They are to join Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, I Am Legend‘s Akiva Goldsman, Zak Penn from X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk, and Jef Pinker from Lost possibly suggesting that the series is also etching its mark consistently, similar to the other popular fiction series such as Marvel.

A prequel, dubbed as Transformers One is also in its way. The film will take place on Cybertron, where the autobots and decepticons originally came from.