For a film franchise dedicated to robots in disguise, Transformers tends to draw a lot of attention to itself whenever a morsel of information about the latest film tumbles out. That’s just the nature of the lucrative box office beast, we suppose.
Transformers 5 (aka the placeholder title until it gets rechristened Transformers: Suckling The Blood Of The Milky Way or something similar) is apparently set to film sooner than we thought. Originally positioned for what appeared to be a June start to filming, My Entertainment World lists the current filming plans as set for May. The industry tracking site’s shoot date update does not come with any details about where it’s all going down, so that might throw a monkey wrench in your stalking plans.
As we’ve noted before, director Michael Bay and newish franchise arrival Mark Wahlberg are both a go for the upcoming motion picture. Their last outing (Transformers: Age of Extinction) grossed a ridiculous $1.1 billion in global box office, so there’s a pretty good chance you won’t see the new Transformers offering relegated to “budget” theaters after its opening week. Bay has stated that Transformers 5 will be his last movie for the lucrative and remarkably resilient franchise. Do with that information what you will.
An exact date for the release of the fifth movie in the series isn’t quite hammered out yet, but 2017 is the targeted year. Things are a similar level of murky for what the plot of the film will be with rumors and theories in heavy supply versus what’s actually been confirmed. If you have any friends that are car/robot hybrid creatures, be sure to ask if they’ve heard anything.