Rumors that the upcoming fifth installment in “Transformers” franchise may have a crossover with “G.I. Joe” are getting more traction as numerous reports claim that the idea is possible since both films are owned by Paramount studio.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce also stated on an interview with Total Film in 2014 that it may be a good idea, “I don’t think they ran out of stories yet, you know. I think later on it’s a possibility.”
However, seemingly dismissing the notion, Bonaventura continued with, “I don’t think it’s in the near future at all. It’s not something we talk about either cos you know, there’s a lot more story that have been told with both cases. I think, in some moments, we all think, ‘you know what, it’s time to bring the two together, we’ll do that’. But I think they are strong enough to exist on their own.”
There has been no confirmation either way since these comments.
Movie News Guide recently speculated that the Beast Wars would figure in the Transformers 5 movie plot, meaning that the robots would be able to take on different animal forms, will Optimus Prime and the Quintessons will face off against each other.
Another speculation suggested that with Michael Bay would be coming back to direct the sequel, and Megan Fox may also return to reprise her role as Mikaela Banes since the two looked like they were on friendly working terms when Bay enlisted Fox in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
However, Cinema Blend notes that it may be unlikely. If the release date of Transformers 5 comes into fruition on June 24, 2016, it may coincide with Fox’s filming schedule for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2,” which is slated to hit theaters on June 3, 2016.
She may not be able to choose between the two as her contract for Teenage Mutant reportedly includes a sequel.
Meanwhile, confirmed actors and members of the production team are Mark Wahlberg for the lead role, producer Bonaventura, head writer for Paramount Akiva Goldsman, Steven Spielberg, Mark Vahradian and Hasbro’s Brian Goldner.
Joining Goldsman in the screenwriter’s room are Ken Nolan, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner, Deadline reports.