With the fifth instalment of the Transformers series set to collide with our cinema screens in the near future, it looks like there's no end in sight to how much Paramount Pictures are willing to milk the big-bucks franchise.
As it stands, it looks like when the studio is done forking out millions to rid us of those pesky Decepticons, the focus will adjust onto the blockbuster's main attraction — Bumblebee. Yet, apart from the fact that it's being written, there's currently minimal information circulating regarding the stand-alone movie about the young Autobot scout who likes to masquerade as a flashy, custom-built Chevrolet Camaro.
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However, #Transformers5 director #MichaelBay recently let it be known that plenty of ideas have been pitched to Paramount ahead of the Bumblebee film's 2018 target — and, possibly looking up to the popularity of Deadpool, one of the options has taken the R-rated road. Speaking to Collider, the director suggested that while it was probably never going to happen, he'd be totally down with the idea of bringing Transformers fans a more hardcore feature. He said:
"You know, yeah, that would be fun. There’s actually one idea that would be really fun R rated, with Bumblebee. I don’t wanna say, but it would be really fun. Very Quentin [Tarantino], you know."
And although it's not really clear whether he means a NSFW movie about boning robots, or a Tarantino-style mess of endless violence, somehow I don't think Hasbro would be too pleased. My advice to Michael would be to simmer down and stick to directing the regular, run-of-the-mill interstellar battles we're expecting to see in Transformers: The Last Knight for now.
Thankfully, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura seemed more sound of mind and shed some light on a more PG-rated Bumblebee flick likely to grace our screens. He said:
"It’s bumblebee’s story. I don’t think you’ll see a lot more in it. We’ll see as it evolves."
Would you like to see Bumblebee get it on in an R-rated spin-off?