Goldsman No Longer On “Transformers” Franchise

In the wake of “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Paramount and Hasbro famously assembled a “writer’s room” of various notable and upcoming scribes to map out the future of the “Transformers” franchise going forward.

Akiva Goldsman was brought in to lead said writers room which would deal with further sequels, prequels, spin-offs and more for the series – resulting in the first effort “Transformers: The Last Knight” this Summer along with the standalone “Bumblebee” film next year.

Does this mean he’s going to be involved in future films? The man himself answered that question at the Television Critics Association this week, telling Slashfilm a simple: “No.”

“Transformers” producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura offered further information during the “American Assassin” press junket this week, telling the outlet that Goldsman and the writers room were only assembled to develop the mythology such as the King Arthur and WWII flashbacks in ‘Last Knight’:

“The writers room, which was set up by all of us, was set up to explore the mythology more. It was set up for a few different reasons but the biggest thing that happened in it was they expanded the mythology of Transformers in a way that allowed us to go to King Arthur. There’s different areas, like we’ve examined World War II, etc.”

Goldsman meanwhile is keeping busy – he has “The Dark Tower” opening this week, and he’s an executive producer on “Star Trek: Discovery”.