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June 08 2015

Steven DeKnight joins 'Transformers' writers room. This was set up to create a shared universe franchise.

He left Daredevil for THIS? Super disappointing.
Wouldn't it best for everyone in the world, if all of the other Transformer minions were devoured by a pack of ravenous, rabid, rapacious teacup poodles and Steven became the new Writer's Room 2.0 all by his lonesome?
Steven did not leave Daredevil for this. Apparently this is a project that fit his schedule. He cleared this up on Twitter.
Huh... Not sure what this may lead to. I mean, it's still Michael Bay at the helm, right? Having input? I have no faith in Platinum Dunes, so I'm not sure how much good bringing DeKnight in will do. It might nudge things in a slightly better direction, but I predict slightly may be the key word as long as Bay has a finger in it.

[ edited by GreatMuppetyOdin on 2015-06-08 23:49 ]
Wait, are there writers in Transformers?
Maybe the Transformers are writers that become rooms.

This is one of his projects I'll skip.
Wait wait - maybe he can help it? I mean the original material was great. Maybe he'll get them to reboot?
Huh... Not sure what this may lead to. I mean, it's still Michael Bay at the helm, right? Having input? I have no faith in Platinum Dunes, so I'm not sure how much good bringing DeKnight in will do.

Platinum Dunes was never involved with the "Transformers" live-action series. PD only produces a movie if Bay is NOT directing.

I've read the news about Paramount assembling the TF writers' room, with the plan that Bay would read the scripts after finishing his Benghazi movie and direct the fifth one. It's a shame, the Transformers series would be something more if there was a more competent director behind the wheel. At least they have some great writers this time, but that won't mean squat if Bay's still directing.
Never was my thing. Never will be. Not even Steve can help that.
I'm not sure it's that disappointing. Not to be unfair, but like most Marvel properties DeKnight will only get as much buzz as Marvel (Disney) allows him. I think as long as he's finding things he wants to do like Spartacus or even if he thinks he can make one good script this way, I think he should.

All the Transformers (so far) have cleared 1 Billion since they've done world wide tracking and the ticket price increase. If he can actually get something great made in that universe, that's REALLY good for him and arguably just as good for his career.

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