Hasbro Trying to Convince Michael Bay to Return for 'Transformers 4'

Hasbro Trying to Convince Michael Bay to Return for 'Transformers 4'

Oct 17, 2011

And why wouldn't they? Sure, we know Michael Bay said he was finished with the Transformers franchise after Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but considering the film is the year's second biggest money-maker behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, it's difficult to ignore the fact that this franchise still has very strong legs. During its third-quarter earnings call, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said they're in "active discussions" with Paramount, Bay, and Steven Spielberg regarding Transformers 4, and hope to have an update for the next quarterly earnings call. Would Bay direct a fourth one? We doubt it, though we could see both Bay and Spielberg remaining on as producers, perhaps bringing in a younger, up-and-coming geek-friendly director to take the franchise in another direction.

As far as other Hasbro properties go, they say they're still continuing to "actively develop" films like Micronauts, Ouija, Candyland, Risk, Stretch Armstrong, Clue and Monopoly, despite the fact that Universal recently dropped Ouija. Hasbro compared that particular project to The Lone Ranger, saying they'll scale it back in order to get it made. Everything else is "being worked on," though even with all these potential film projects in varying stages of development you shouldn't expect Hasbro to suddenly become their own movie studio and produce the films themselves, as Goldner says, "No, we would not employ .. a Marvel strategy."

Which of these potential Hasbro properties do you actually want to see as a movie?

[via THR]

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