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Transformers 5, 6 and 7 receive annual release dates

Autobots assemble because Optimus Prime and the crew are back. Paramount Pictures has set the official release dates for not only “Transformers 5,” but also for “Transformers 6” and “Transformers 7.”

“Transformers 5” will once again be directed by Michael Bay. According to Variety, back in January, Bay reportedly announced that this would be his last “Transformers” film. The script will be handled by “Iron Man” writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway as well as the writer of “Black Hawk Down,” Ken Nolan. Actor Mark Wahlberg is set to play the lead role. The movie hits theaters June 23, 2017, where it will rival Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Wonder Woman.”

The following year on June 8, “Transformers 6” will drop where it will clash with Legendary’s “Godzilla” sequel. This film has been confirmed to be a Bumblebee spin-off. That leaves “Transformers 7” to come out the next year on June 28. Details on both of these films have not yet been confirmed.

The only other film to be confirmed to be in development is an animated “origin story” movie that will be set in Transformers’ home world of Cybertron.

I have to say the yearly release is an ambitious move by Paramount Pictures for the series, being that each took two to three years to make. Though the last film “Age of Extinction” was the lowest for the series at the domestic box office, the film still managed to take over $1 billion at the global office.

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