by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Even though a “braintrust” of writers and storytellers have been brought in to ensure the future of the Transformers franchise, we just may be getting more of the same old crap we’ve gotten for the last few films.
Mark Ryan, the actor behind the voices of Jetfire in Revenge of the Fallen and Lockdown in Age of Extinction, was at the Wings and Wheels convention in the U.K. when he was asked about the future of Transformers. Movie Web picked up on the interview and let everyone else know what might be going down.
The fifth film may have two concurrent storylines. One will be Cade Yaeger (Mark Wahlberg) teaming up with the DinoBots on Earth to repel another threat to humanity. The second plot will have Optimus Prime follow up on his search for the beings that sent Lockdown after him in AOE.
This is where things get weird. This could lead Prime to the Quintessons, the tenatcled alien beings that created the Autobots and Decepticons. This could also lead to Prime coming into contact with Unicron.
Either one of those would be extremely convoluted. I had the pleasure of seeing the Transformers animated movie a while back on the big screen with IndieRevolver contributing writer Marcus Rivera. He’s not too versed in the TF cartoon but thought it might be fun to check it out. Even after reading about it on Wikipedia he was still confused as all hell as to what he just saw.
Imagine having an audience confused and scratching their heads, but to the tune of a budget in the hundreds of millions. That is what Paramount may have on their hands if they don’t go at this the right way.
I’ve never been a fan of Unicron in the first place and feel that his story is just a bit too “out there” for the casual fan to really get into.
All that being said, this is just the word of an actor who may be involved in the future installments, so take it with a grain of salt for the moment. But with how the last few films have gone, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got the same old stuff shoved back down our collective throats.