'Transformers 5' news: Akiva Goldsman reveals more about shared universe

‘Transformers 5’ News: Producer Akiva Goldsman Talks About Shared Universe, Human Element

The latest Transformers 5 news doesn’t involve Michael Bay so much as what the writers are attempting to do with the franchise. With renowned screenplay artists working on the next four films, it appears that Paramount’s vision could change the franchise.

Of course it remains to be actually confirmed that Michael Bay is involved as more than a producer, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. He could easily be letting someone else sit in the chair the critics despise him for while he pays to influence parts of it.

The actor who voices Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, wants Michael Bay back in the director’s chair, according to Cinema Blend, though critics everywhere heartily disagree.

“I have a great deal of respect for him. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He’s really a hands-on director. My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences … he said he’s a very, very diligent, hands-on guy. He creates a great deal of energy and puts everybody on their toes. I would certainly miss him. I think he’s brilliant, his mind is unbelievable.”

Again, Michael Bay has not been confirmed as director in the latest Transformers 5 news. As also previously reported by the Inquisitr, Optimus Prime might be in just one more film before he hangs up his prime matrix.

The question of who is taking over as leader of the Autobots if Prime retires has yet to be answered. Instead, TF5 producer Akiva Goldsman is focusing more on how each film acts as part of a bigger story as well as its own story in the latest Transformers 5 news, according to an interview with IGN.

“Our hope is that they are all interconnected and of course standalone, right? I think architecturally, the best – I think I believe this – the best serialized storytelling has integrity from start to finish of the episode, whether it be TV or a movie or comic book or novel series or short story series. You want to be able to satisfy both appetites – which I think is very different from procedural or episodic. You want to feed the instinct for the short-term gratification and the longterm gratification. So we’re trying to do both.”

While the leagues of Bay haters might wish the series would simply end, the latest Transformers 5 news seems to be aiming toward continuing the connection between humans and Transformers.

“Do I think Transformers can live without humans? Sure. Do I think humans can live without Transformers? Sure. In Transformers movies? Sure! But, fundamentally, there seems to be something really great about the interaction between the two species. I think that, in the main, I would suggest that that would be something you wouldn’t want to squander.”

Some fans, however, would say that nobody went to see the original animated 80s film to see Spike and Daniel, and humans should be left out. This was the argument used by IGN commenter “Raziel.”

As reported by Games Radar, Akiva Goldsman isn’t likely to change the interaction with humans by the 2017 Transformers 5 release date. It could be interesting to see how he’ll get humans involved in a film which takes place in space since the next film is allegedly going to follow Optimus Prime as he confronts the creators. Perhaps the human element will still take place in short clips of a developing story on Earth as the Autobots try to find a new leader?

The very fabric of the story could be getting more complicated as the latest Transformers 5 news reveals that there will be a shared universe as well as a persisting level of human interaction.

[Image via Paramount Pictures]