Up until very recently, conventional wisdom had it that the newest installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, would be the first of a new trilogy tackling the popular alien-robot saga. Sure, has announced that this latest film, the fourth under his direction, will be the last one with him at the helm; that fact, nevertheless, never discredited the widespread notion that two sequels would follow after Age of Extinction, although with admittedly different directors. Things, however, have changed.
Speaking to the Chinese press earlier in the week, , Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, asserted that future sequels hinge solely on the success of this newest movie, which stars , , and .
Each time we've waited until the movie has come out to start the next one and making sure we've made a really satisfying movie that was popular and starting to figure out where a next adventure should go. But certainly our hope is that we will continue to make Transformers movies well into the future.
He also denied that there were currently any concrete plans for parts Six and Seven of the franchise.
To read the full interview, which mainly revolves around Paramount's businesses with China, head over to M1905.
What do you think? Have the Transformers movies run their course, or is there a potential for a second, hopefully better trilogy in the works? Who should take over the franchise and direct the new films? Can they keep the story fresh after more than eight hours of hot chicks and cool battledroid cars having at each other while reducing a big city to rubble? Let us know, as always, in the comment section below.