It's only been a little over a week and now rumors are hitting the web about the new Transformers movie. This doesn't come to a surprise with the success that Transformers: Dark of the Moon has had so far. I personally think that it's too early to start speculating. Paramount Pictures hasn't made any official announcements, but in an interview producer Don Murphy sees potential in the franchise and is confident that they will make a new trilogy.
Let's begin by mentioning that it is too early to confirm the rumors about Jason Statham being front runner of landing the lead role in the new film. The studios plan is to take a darker approach. According to them, it also boosts their marketing because of his connection to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Perhaps they're trying to find someone to fill in the void with Shia LaBeouf's departure.
Rumors are also circulating that Steven Spielberg may take over now that Michael Bay said Transformers 3 was his last. It began in an interview that Tyrese Gibson had. He feels that Steven Spielberg is highly respected and would safely assume that he can direct Transformers 4. If anyone can pull it off it's him. It would also attract more audience who follows his movies. Check out the full interview here:
What do you think about starting a new trilogy? Do you think Jason Statham would be a good fit in the Transformers saga? How about Steven Spielberg as the new director?
It may be a while before we get any definite answers. Meanwhile, the rumors will continue. I hope that Paramount Pictures is listening to the audience.