Date: 9th April 2014
'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' is set to be the first of several new films to revolve around the robots in disguise that will be led by Mark Wahlberg.
Last month, Wahlberg explained to a reporter at the CinemaCon 2014 that while Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) is a stand-alone movie, it will probably be the first of, I'm guessing, a new trilogy.
Wahlberg started by reiterating the fact that the film is a "completely different story" to 2007's 'Transformers', 2009's 'Revenge of the Fallen' and 2011's 'Dark of the Moon', even though it has still been labelled as the fourth instalment to the franchise.
"I have been telling everyone this really is a stand alone movie," he confirmed. "Despite the fact they call it 'Transformers 4' it's a completely different story. It takes place after the battle of Chicago, it's very different from the other one."
Wahlberg then admitted that Paramount obviously signed him up with the intention of it being a success and "that he will do more," however he then declared "but as of now we did one and we will see what happens."
The 42-year-old's comments come just a day after Yahoo! Movies reported that a leaked Hasbro presentation had revealed Paramount's plan to release 'Transformers 5' in 2017.
It's hardly a surprise that the studio are thinking this far ahead though, as the franchise has already proved to be a box-office behemoth, with the first three films managing to gross over $2.5billion between them across the world.
And as the series has never really benefited from positive reviews, in fact it's managed to achieve its success with the compete opposite, it makes complete sense that Paramount will be talking to the likes of Wahlberg and the film's director, Michael Bay, about future efforts.
Source: Press Release