'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Ready or not, there’s a whole lot of “Transformers” coming your way soon. Paramount Pictures has given release dates for for three upcoming sequels from the Michael Bay franchise — and they’re taking a page from the “Star Wars” release calendar, releasing a movie each year.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the first of the new movies, “Transformers 5,” will hit theaters on June 23, 2017. It will be followed less than a year later by a sixth movie on June 8, 2018, then a seventh on June 28, 2019.

It’s unclear exactly what each of the movies will focus on, though Bay will be returning to direct the fifth installment. It was back in 2015 that the franchise made headlines for assembling a star-studded writers room — which included Robert Kirkman, Akiva Goldman, Zak Penn and Steven DeKnight, among others — to map out several future films.

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As for who will be directing the sixth and seventh movies — or who will be starring in them — the details remain to be seen. However, given that the release dates aren’t too far away, it may not be long before the world finds out.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” was the last film to hit theaters and has the lowest worldwide gross of the entire franchise. That said, it still crossed the $1 billion global mark.

Posted by:Chris E. Hayner

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