With the addition of more writers to the fifth installment of Paramount’s franchise, Transformers, speculations regarding the plot are circling the rumor mill.
Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dworet have recently been added to the pool of writers headed by Akiva Goldsman. Joining them are The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, Christina Hodson and Lindsay Beer.
Deadline reported that the writers have started making plans for the franchise last month in the hope of finishing the storyline before director Michael Bay comes back from another directorial job. The writers engaged themselves with everything Hasbro has created in order to have what Goldman calls as “deep mythology.”
“We’ve got a work space that is beautifully production designed to be immersive with a strong sense of the franchise history. We will look at the toys, the TV shows, the merchandise, everything that has been generated by Hasbro, from popular to forgotten iterations, and establish a mythological timeline. It has been designed with a lot of visual help, toys, robots, sketches and writers and artists. After that super saturation, the writers will figure out not one, but numerous films that will extend the universe,” the writer said.
The report added that they may also take inspiration from what has been done on the TV shows, particularly with Universal Studios’ Monsters’ Room, Star Wars Room and Marvel.
“The whole process of the story room was really delightful, and we are seeing it more in movies as these moves toward serialized storytelling… We’re trying to beg, borrow and steal from the best of them, and gathered a group of folks interested in developing and broadening this franchise,” Goldsman said.
When it comes to the plot, some reports claim that the fifth film may see Optimus Prime battling Quintessons and the Decepticons with the help of new Autobots and his second-in-command Ultra Magnus.
Christian Today noted that this may be possible as at the end of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus Prime goes into space to meet the alien-form Quintessons which are said to have created the first ever Transformers.