Fans of The Walking Dead TV may be enthused to know that co-creator Robert Kirkman has now signed on as one of the new scribes in Akiva Goldsman’s recently developed “story group” for the Transformers expansion effort.
In addition to Kirkman, who just added Fear the Walking Dead to his dance card, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Jeff Pinkner, who worked on Fringe and Lost, and X-Men: The Last Stand‘s Zak Penn have also been attached to Paramount Pictures’ wildly successful franchise.
However, it seems that something more than a mere sequel to 2014’s Tranformers: Age of Extinction, which made over $1 billion dollars worldwide. What that actually will be remains a mystery, but a definite “expansion” of the Transformers universe is being devised as a “major priority” for new Motion Picture Group President Marc Evans, according to Deadline, which broke the story.
In the meantime, Transformers 5 is currently set for a 2017 release with Akiva Goldsman and Don Murphy producing and, while most of the cast has yet to be chosen, Peter Cullen will return as Optimus Prime.