After months of speculation surrounding Transformers 5, some details have emerged about the movie's filming from director Michael Bay. After confirming his return to the action franchise, Bay revealed possible locations where filming would begin in June 2016.
While speaking with WGN Radio's Dean Richards, Bay was asked whether he will return to Michigan Avenue, to which he replied, "I love Chicago. We'll come in with some Transformers to even it out."
He also said that Paramount Pictures is gearing up for production of the film. In early January, Bay confirmed his return to direct the next film of the franchise after Age Of Extinction. "I've taken on a lot of work.... Transformers, I still have a great time. It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else," he told Rolling Stone.
Previously, Paramount Pictures hired a group of writers to frame an impeccable plot to narrate the journey of leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, and his arch nemesis group, the Decepticons. While the plot of the movie is not known, chief writer Akiva Goldsman hinted that the upcoming film will explore the mythologies of the popular series through the Hasbro toy and comic book series. He also spoke about some interaction between humans and Autobots.
Age of Extinction, was panned by critics for lack of creativity and storytelling. It ended with Optimus Prime travelling to outer space to settle scores with the Creators who are intending to eliminate humans from Earth. It is speculated that the sequel will follow the Autobots leader to a different planet or space.
Moreover, Mark Wahlberg will return to reprise his role of Cade Yeager. Co-produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of the upcoming film. Transformers 5 will see the return of Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager. The movie is expected to premiere in 2017.