It appears as if Optimus Prime and his Autobot friends have finally found a foe they can't overcome: studio executives.
The news comes after Paramount had put together an entire writer's room to help flesh out a Transformers cinematic universe, a new direction that was supposed to start with Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth entry in the franchise.
Things weren't already looking well for the future of the Transformer movies when the cinematic universe was nowhere to be seen on the Hasbro-Paramount production slate during this past February's annual Toy Fair Hasbro Investor Preview.
Since The Last Knight failed to live up to the expectations of the studio, it now appears as if the already produced Bumblebee spinoff movie, which is internally referred to as Transformers 6, will be the final film in the Transformers franchise.
Opening Dec. 21, 2018, Bumblebee: The Movie is directed by Travis Knight with a script by Christina Hodson. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Rachel Crow and Pamela Adlon.