Earlier this year, there was a report at the Toy Fair 2018 Hasbro Investor Preview that Hasbro was bringing in a new team to “reset” the Transformers film franchise, although Hasbro’s brand manager later refuted the idea. Reports reaching us now suggests Paramount Pictures has cancelled the planned Transformer 6 movie.
Now that Transformers 6 is undated, it’s not far fetched to think that Hasbro and Paramount might be contemplating going in an extremely different direction with the Transformers movies. This could be through a standard reboot, thus putting the conflict between the Auto-bots and the Deceptions through a new lens, or maybe the series will just deliver a different kind of tale that is set in the same continuity, like that animated movie being called Transformers One that will explore the origins of these robotic beings on Cyber-tron.
The movie Transformers was already a popular toy and TV property for several years by the time the first live action movie came out in 2007, but the film series bumped the robots in disguise to a new level of fame. With most of the Transformers movies having performed extremely well commercially, the plan was to release another main installment in this franchise, but word coming in that suggests Transformers 6 has been taken off Paramount Pictures’ 2019 schedule which makes Transformer 6 release date unknown.
It was originally supposed to be released on June 28, 2019, but with Tiffany Haddish-led comedy Limited Partners. This means Bumblebee is now the only Transformers movie that the studio currently has on its slate. There’s however no indication that Transformers 6 has been scrapped entirely, so there’s a 50% possibility that Paramount Pictures simply plans to release it at a later date, maybe summer 2020 while they gauge public reception to the Bumblebee movie. Bumblebee is scheduled to be released on 21 December 2018, though a release was earlier planned for June 8 2018.