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Bumblebee director Travis Knight would like the next Transformers movie to be set on Cybertron

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I told myself after last year’s terrible Transformers: The Last Knight that I am done with the franchise and not going to get suckered into another one of these movies. A year later, two trailers in and now reactions of Bumblebee are out and I can find myself already breaking that promise because I really want to watch Bumblebee. Not fair, Transformers franchise! Just when I thought you had broken the cord attached to my wallet you find a way to convince me to spend my money on you all over again.

And with the film on track to be yet another massive hit for the studio, it likely means we will all be suckered into another sequel too. It may be a little too early to talk about other films in the franchise or perhaps even who should be involved in making it, as Bumblebee was initially kind of seeing as a once off gig. Paramount and Hasbro like money their sequels though so it’s probably safe to assume it will happen and that if this movie gets as good a reception as its currently sounding that Knight will be involved in some way or another.

Considering they’ve already don six movies in the franchise, where could they possibly go with another Transformers. Or does it even matter considering they’ve essentially broken their own timelines and plot with practically every new move they release? Well, Travis Knight at least has some ideas on where he would like the next Transformers movie to go and for him, its away from earth and rather focusing on the Transformers world of Cybertron for a change – as he revealed in a recent interview with Screen Rant:

Well, actually it would be wholly animated because the beginning of the movie is completely animated. So, you know, it has live action lighting and textures and everything else, so it has that feeling, but yeah, I would love to see that movie. I gotta tell you… that was one of the biggest thrills for me, in this process, was bringing Cybertron to life and seeing the fall of Cybertron, just a glimpse of it, because that’s where the animated series began and we wanted to begin this film in the same manner, to pay tribute to that and it was so much fun. I tried to stuff as much as I possible could into those opening moments, just because that’s the movie I’ve always wanted to see, I would love to see a movie like that, yeah.

Now, while I haven’t seen the movie so nothing about that opening sequence he is referring to, I love the idea already. Practically the worst thing in every Transformers movie has been the human actors who seem to just get in the way of all the Autobot on Decepticon action. Removing them completely from the picture most definitely sounds like the type of Transformers movie that I would want to see.

I doubt though that it will happen, as studios have a tendency for wanting big name stars in these sort of things for the sake of bankability. Hopefully level heads prevail though and they realise that the reason people have kept on coming back to this franchise despite the movies getting increasingly worse, is because all they really want to see is a digital robot smash another digital robot. Is it too much to ask for?

Last Updated: December 11, 2018

One Comment

  1. Original Heretic

    December 11, 2018 at 14:30

    Wow. A full movie on Cybertron.
    If ILM has to basically shut down for a week (or was it a month?!) to render these movies, how long will it take full a full on CGI movie of the same calibre?


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