Four films in and a fifth on the way, is there any hope for the live-action Transformers franchise at all? Well, actually, yes. Now that Michael Bay is out of the picture, there's suddenly a massive opportunity for the franchise to redeem itself. That may be easier said than done, but who knows what the future may hold? The films themselves are in desperate need of a change of scene -Age Of Extinction was branded as a reboot, but it actually offered little more than just some different characters to either team up with or go against Optimus.
But with that master of noise Michael Bay gone, the films have a chance for survival, rather than extinction. Transformers, in its various identities as films, comic books and TV shows, has proven time and time again that it is capable of delivering an entertaining story and engaging characters without the need to do, well, just about everything that the Bay-directed films have done since 2007.
There are a great many fans out there wholl insist how, in the forms of TV series, comic books, and even other films and video games, Transformers is a franchise thats very capable of offering audiences a rewarding experience, particularly when it comes to stories and characters. Let's have a look then at ten ways that these films everyone loves to hate could perhaps turn into films people love to love.
Senior editor for the superhero/comic book hub A Place To Hang Your Cape. BA in Creative Writing and Film Studies from Hull Uni. Currently getting lost in the big wide world of freelance writing. And some other stuff.