In light of recent developments it seems like Transformers 5 might be sticking to its original release scheduled for 2016, which was rumored to have been pushed to 2017.
Initially, following the release of Age of Extinction it was revealed that Transformers 5 would be hitting theaters sometime in 2016. But since Michael Bay divorced himself from the franchise, there has also been uncertainty about the cast related with the movie. But reports suggested that the release date for the sequel had been pushed back to 2017 from 2016.
The suggestion seemed viable as, although the producers and Paramount had originally envisioned a 2016 release for the Age of Extinction sequel, they had not prepared for the kind of uncertainty the project is now fruaght with. At the time, it was assumed that Bay would continue with the franchise. As the director has reportedly abandoned the project and there had been no word of the Age of Extinction star cast reprising their role, it seemed like Paramount needs to take more time to rethink its gameplan.
But in a recent interview Mark Wahlberg revealed that he was very much on board for the sequel to Age of Extinction and he believed that filming would begin soon. If that is the case, it is very likely that Transformers 5 will make its 2016 release date.
In the interview with MTV while Wahlberg confirmed his involvement with Transformers 5, he wasn't quite sure if Bay was rerturning. "I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we'll be on the set soon," Wahlberg said.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
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