Updates on the upcoming installment of the "Transformers" franchise reveal that it is currently between two directions as of the moment.
Mark Ryan spoke about the project during the "Wings and Wheel" convention in the United Kingdom. He explained that the film is undergoing dual directions. He said that the first will focus on Cade and Co. With that, fans predicted that "Transformers 5" will be centered around having the Autobots on earth. The franchise plans to reinvent the brand of the movie adaptations to focus more on the transformers, as opposed to the human character present.
The most previous installment titled "Transformers: Age of Extinction" featured Mark Wahlberg, instead of Shia Lebouf. Furthermore, Megan Fox was not also present. The movie features Nicole Peltz, as the daughter of Wahlberg's character. Fans also wondered about the future of the franchise after director Michael Bay left the project. However, it was reported by Collider that Paramount has gathered a stellar team led by Akiva Goldsman to work on the project. He will be joined by Zak Penn of "The Incredible Hulk," Jeff Pinker from "Lost," Art Marcum and Matt Holloway from "Iron Man," creator of "The Walking Dead" Robert Kirkman, Christina Hodson, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari of "Ant Man;" writers Lindsey Beer and Ken Nolan; and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Steven S. DeKnight from the "Daredevil" TV series.
However, there are also rumors that hinted at the return of Michael Bay. During an interview with Collider a few months ago, Wahlberg replied, "Yes," when asked if he thinks Michael Bay will be returning to the franchise to direct the film. It was also reported that producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentioned the possible crossover with "G.I. Joe." This was speculated since there is currently an ongoing comic book series called "Transformers vs. G.I. Joe." Bonaventura stated, "I think later on that's a possibility but I don't think in the near future... It's not something we talk about either. There's a lot more story to be told in both cases. If at some moment we all think 'You know what? It's time to bring the two of them together' we'll do that, but I think they're strong enough to exist on their own."
Transformers 5 is expected to premiere in 2017.