updated - June 4, 2020 Thursday EDT
Following it's highly successful prequel, Paramount Pictures is confirmed to bring "Transformer 5" to theaters again.
And while not much has been revealed about the sequel's details, there's an ongoing rumor claiming that the leader of the autobots, Optimus Prime will finally bid his farewell and pass on the responsibilities to another autobot.
A satirical publication called NationalReport.net, previously published an article stating that Michael Bay would return to direct "Transformers 5" and that he'll kill Optimus Prime to be replaced by "Rodimus Prime" to lead the autobots.
The satire article below reads:
Title: Michael Bay On Transformers 5: "Optimus Dies, Rodimus Rules."
"Pressed for more details Bay revealed this:"Optimus Prime has served his time. He is old news. He dies heroically in battle, but it is time for leadership to be passed on to a new generation. We will be introducing a new Autobot known as Hot Rod. He is young and hip and sometimes doesn't think things through, just like Bumblebee. But he will have to learn how to lead what remains of the Autobots against Galvatron and his army of Decepticons."'
"Shocked by the huge scoop that I had just received, I pressed a little further. In the latest movie, It is hinted that Optimus Prime left Earth to find his maker's. Does he find them before he dies?
"Oh yeah, of course. That's where the movie starts. Prime makes it to the creators known as the Quintessons. They are less than pleased to see him and well I can't give you the whole movie. But that is where he meets Hot Rod who later becomes Rodimus Prime." said Bay."
Despite being a parody, The Inquisitor actually reported that Rodimus Prime could indeed appear in "Transformers 5" in addition to Vector Prime and Unicron, whose roles in the sequels have yet to be revealed.
"Transformers 5" is also reportedly going to be the movie that will reunite Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf and director Michael Bay.
Food World News reported the possibility of Shia LaBeouf returning to the franchise claiming,
"Shia LaBeouf has been busy as he departed from the Transformers franchise, he recently hangs out with Lars von Trier, the Danish film director and screenwriter," the publication claimed. "Adding ShiaLaBeouf to Transformers 5 could be a good move by Paramount even if it means that they have to kidnap, drug him, then have him wake up on set.
"As LaBeouf has matured into a manhood, bringing him back would simply make the film far more interesting."
However, despite the fans' call for him to return to "Transformers 5," LaBeouf explained that it's not going to be easy for him to just reprise his role in the sequel.
"It would be good to do another film but I doubt with the new changes since the third film that Megan could return you know, it might be a love war if me or Rosie both return you know its not that i don't think about it," he explained. "But no, I highly doubt I'll be back for another one. I'll do another Michael Bay film but not Transformers."
Meanwhile Megan Fox, has remained tight lipped about the rumors instead, Movie Pilot reported that Michael Bay has certainly recognized Fox's contribution to the success of the "Transformers" franchise.
"It's not like Michael Bay doesn't know that Megan Fox greatly improves box office figures," Movie Pilot said. "He produced that 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' thing she was in, and the success of that movie still has analysts working overtime to try and decode a reason that doesn't just add up to Megan Fox."
While the return of the two original stars has yet to be confirmed, Mark Wahlberg, who took over the franchise in the fourth installment of "Transformers," has announced his return together with Michael Bay after their commitments.
"We'll get together when he [Michael Bay] gets back," Wahlberg told Collider.
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