Following the writer’s room experiment with the “Transformers” franchise, which has led to plans for more sequels and spin-offs in the series, Paramount and Hasbro are now planning a similar treatment for its other properties.
Akiva Goldsman led the “Transformers” writers room experiment which enlisted the help of a bunch of high-profile scribes including “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, “Daredevil” showrunner Steven DeKnight, “The Incredible Hulk” scribe Zak Penn, and numerous others.
The plan was to inject the collaborative exchange of ideas that happen in the development of TV shows to flesh out a cinematic universe and create a steady flow of product for the near future. From all reports, it seems to have been a great success.
Now, Goldsman is set to serve in the same capacity for both the “G.I. Joe” and “Micronauts” teams. Due to this change of duties, Goldsman will only supervise and not write the next “Transformers” installment. Now, “Iron Man” scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and “Black Hawk Down” scribe Ken Nolan are now in negotiations to take over the script for “Transformers 5”.