It seems a fifth Transformers movie is going to become a reality.
According to the Gospel Herald, Akiva Goldman and his team of screenwriters have now begun penning the initial draft of the script to the sequel for “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
Joining Akiva in penning the script 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.
Rumors are already flying around as to what the actual content of the fifth Transformers movie might be.
Day Herald reported that Transformers 5 will introduce Ultra Magnus, Optimus Prime’s second-in-command. Optimus Prime will also reportedly confront the Quintessons, the creator of the Autobot race, and will face off against the Decepticon leader Unicron, who replaced Megatron as leader of the enemy robots.
Deadline also reported that Goldman himself hinted at the film touching on the “Beast Wars” saga in the fifth film.
Some names will be making a comeback in the fifth film.
Goldman also told Deadline that Michael Bay is returning to direct Transformers 5.
The Venture Capital Post (VC Post), on the other hand, reported that Mark Wahlberg, who replaced Shia LeBeouf as the protagonist in “Age of Extinction,” will be reprising his role as Cade Yeager.
There have been speculations that the original stars, LeBeouf and Megan Fox, will also reprise their roles in the upcoming Transformers film.
However, LeBeouf said in article at the Franchise Herald that it might be difficult for him, Fox or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who replaced Fox in “Dark of the Moon,” to reprise their roles after the changes introduced after Fox’s departure.
“[I]t might be a love war if me or Rosie both return you know… [I]ts not that I don’t think about it,” the actor said but added, “But no, I highly doubt I’ll be back for another one.”
Fox had reportedly said that she was open to working with LeBeouf if “things are good between everyone,” the VC Post said.