New 'Transformers' Movie May Not Launch New Trilogy, Says Producer - Hollywood Reporter Talking to IGN, the producer said that, despite earlier comments, neither he nor director Michael Bay are considering this summer’s Transformers: Age of Extinction as the launching pad for a new trilogy of movies featuring Hasbro’s Robots in Disguise. STORY ’Transformers: Age of Extinction’: Film Review ”We’re not planning on doing a trilogy,” di Bonaventura said, quickly adding “We’re not not planning on doing a trilogy. It’s really a one-movie-at-a-time philosophy.” Anything else, he suggested, “feels a little arrogant. Both [Bay] and I feel like it’s a little arrogant of us to presume success each time. We know our fans are really out there and they’re going to come, so we presume a certain amount of success. But all the energy will be thrown into the next movie, if we’re lucky enough to get there.” Di Bonaventura also scotched suggestions of any spin-off movies from the central Transformers series, a la Disney’s Star Wars plans or Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man build-out. “Honestly, there’s been no discussion of it because we’ve been in the business of making [the core series] bigger and bigger,” he said. “I think a lot of those spinoffs tend to happen when something’s plateaued. We’re not at that place yet, hopefully.” He did say, however, that “one of the things that people underestimate about the Transformers mythology is how rich it is,” pointing out that “there is an enormous number of characters; there’s a helluva lot of storylines, etcetera.” Perhaps he’s sending out a message that, should Paramount want spinoffs, there’s certainly the material there to support it. Such comments about Transformers, fittingly, may mean more than meets the eye. Transformers: Age of Extinction is released June 27. Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Hasbro Inc. Transformers: Age of Extinction 4 1 0 0 Email Print Taylor Schilling, Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling on Fake-Peeing, Showering With Co-Stars and Rude FansTop GalleriesGone Too Soon: 8 Oscar Winners and Nominees Who Met Tragic Ends (Photos) Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast (Photos) Vintage Malibu: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe on the Beach (Photos) If the World Cup Were a Movie: Christian Bale as Lionel Messi, and 11 Other Casting Ideas (Photos) Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos) From the Galleries PHOTOS: 'Transformers' Premiere"Transformers" director Michael Bay. View gallery VIDEOS: The Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuste...Preview the summer's biggest blockbusters. View gallery 20 Stars Who Dissed Their Own MoviesHollywood's finest who are truthful about their sub-par projects. View gallery Michael Bay, Les Moonves Pose With LawyersTalent celebrate THR's top 100 entertainment lawyers in America. View gallery See More Galleries Follow Heat Vision You've Never Seen Anything Like This Hand-Drawn Video Game 'Drunk History' Explains The Statue Of Liberty With A Little Help From Taran Killam 5 First Impressions of the Canceled Comedies We Forgot To Watch 'OITNB' Season 2: Those days Piper spent in solitary? For some prisoners in the U.S., it's decades on end Sondheim Corrects Record on Into the Woods Changes You’ll Want to Watch This Clip of Tilda Swinton Fighting Chris Evans Anthony Stewart Head on Dominion, the Giles Spinoff Film, and Being a Joss Whedon Yes-Man Yes, the Aaliyah Lifetime Movie Will Include R. Kelly Bradley Cooper Goes Incognito in His Motorcycle Gear Stephen Sondheim Clarifies 'Into the Woods' Movie Changes Senior Citizens Dance to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' - You Must Watch This Adorable Video! Andrew Garfield Confronts Paparazzi on Stroll with Emma Stone What's Hot On The Hollywood ReporterInside the Daytime Emmy Awards: Highlights From the Show (Photos)View galleryIf the World Cup Were a Movie: Christian Bale as Lionel Messi, and 11 Other Casting Ideas (Photos)View galleryHollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014View galleryVintage Malibu: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe on the Beach (Photos)View gallery
"It's a little arrogant of us to presume success each time," Lorenzo di Vonaventura says, saying that he and director Michael Bay are taking the series one-movie-at-a-time.