Fans of the famed Transformers series can rejoice. During their annual Investor Day, Hasbro confirmed that a new animated Transformers movie is in the making, and it would receive a theatrical release. The entire project is made under the banner of Boulder Media Studio (owned by Hasbro), alongside other films like My Little Pony and Stretch Armstrong.
However, there is a catch. It was confirmed that the animated films would be set in the same universe as the live-action Transformers movies, that too in the same continuity. Why is that a cause for concern? In simple words, because it is quite evident that the audience is losing interest in Michael Bay’s take on the famous franchise. Critics have ridiculed the franchise since the beginning, but it seems now that even the most ardent fans are losing faith in it. The box office returns for the latest installment, Transformers: the Last Knight, was evidence enough. As such, the keeping the animated movies in the same continuity could hamper the anticipation of the fans.
No details regarding the release date of the first animated film were disclosed, though it was confirmed that after the first release, there would a new animated film releasing every year after that. It must be noted that it has been 31 years since the last animated film of the Transformers franchise was made.