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Soon after director Michael Bay confirmed that he would return to helm the fifth movie in the Transformers series, the filming date for the sequel to Age of Extinction has been revealed online.
According to My Entertainment World, production of Transformers 5 will begin in May 2016. The website that provides information about upcoming movies and events, listed the untitled Transformers movie under its Film Production category, however it did not mention the location, where filming would begin.
Bay had earlier confirmed the location as Chicago. In an interview with WGN Radio's Dean Richards, he was asked if he will return to Michigan Avenue to film the next adventure of Optimus Prime, to which he replied in the negative. He said, "I love Chicago. We'll come in with some Transformers to even it out."
The script of the movie is being penned by a group of top Hollywood writers and Akiva Goldsman is heading the project. He had previously teased that the writers would explore the mythology of transformers through Hasbro toys and comic books.
In the end of Age of Extinction, Optimus Prime – the leader of the Autobots and saviour of humans – had a fierce fight with Galvatron and left Earth to find the Creators who are on a mission to eliminate humans from the planet.
Diehard fans of the action/adventure series are expecting power packed special effects involving Optimus Prime and his team of Autobots, who are likely to be on a mission to settle scores with the Creators. Mark Wahlberg will return to reprise his character Cade Yeager in Transformers 5, which is expected to premiere in 2017.