Marvel Studios has shown itself to be the pioneer of the shared universe or multiverse idea. DC Comics, Star Wars and other franchises have latched on to the idea and adopted it for their own multimedia purposes.
With the huge success that Marvel has seen in the last several years, another franchise has taken on the notion of a shared universe, that franchise being the live action Transformers series. As of 2017, when Transformers 5 is set to hit theaters the shared universe will be officially happening for the franchise.
Given that the franchise has been alive for over 30 years, the idea of expanding it with something more is not all that surprising stated Gianfrancesco Genoso, film analyst. Paramount Studios and producers Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura first suggested that the fifth installment in the series would be released in 2016 but there were no certainties. Even star actor Mark Wahlberg hasn’t been clear on when production for the fifth movie could start, though it’s supposed to be soon.
However, not all is well with this idea. Despite the last film, Age of Extinction’s huge box office success, there is a lingering question of if Michael Bay would be returning to direct the next movie. What is certain is that a fifth movie will be happening and the potential for that movie to produce some spinoffs is also highly probable.