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Today, Paramount Pictures announced that Akiva Goldsman, an Oscar-winning writer, will be put in charge of overseeing the production of a Transformers Cinematic Universe, following in the footsteps of the severely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe which, for much of the past decade, has had some of the top grossing films of every year, including [The Avengers](movie:9040) which currently holds the title as the third highest grossing film in history.

Goldsman will likely not be penning the film's scripts himself, but rather overseeing the production and development, as well as hiring the talents for the individual movies, which will include prequels, spin-offs, and yet another bandwagon idea to split [Transformers 5](movie:1325503) into a Part 1 and Part 2.

It also means we'll get a lot more of this sort of insane, high-octane action:

The announcement comes after the less-than-satisfactory film Transformers 4: Age of Extinction last year which, despite leaving film fans disappointed, still managed to be one of the largest grossing movies of last year.

Michael Bay, director of all four previous Transformers films, will likely not be directing any of the Transformers films for a time, but will be a major part of the production still as a consultant, along with producer Steven Spielberg. This will allow the director to work on other projects, such as serving as producer for The Purge 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and a new Friday the 13th film.

Is this a good idea? Transformers' universe definitely has more room to explore, including the home planet Cybertron, the planet-eating Transformer Unicron, and countless other amazing and un-used Transformers characters, including my own personal favorite Tidal Wave, an aircraft carrier Transformer which essentially could hold other transformers on him like a living home base for the Decepticons.


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