Robert Kirkman rolls out with new team of writers.

No stranger to bringing things back from the dead, creator of The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman has signed himself up as a new writing talent to join the small band of scribes who are set to create Transformers sequels and spin-offs.

The plan was announced back in March that following the ill-favoured fourth film in the franchise Age of Extinction (regardless of the box-office success), Paramount would be taking from Marvel’s map and creating a cinematic universe for Optimus Prime and the rest of the Transformers. Joining Kirkman are Art Marcum and Matt Holloway who drafted the first Iron Man film, Lost scribe Jeff Pinker and The Incredible Hulk’s Zak Penn. They’ll soon be thrown into a room with nothing but a small window of daylight and five laptops that have both Twitter and Facebook blocked, probably.

Considering the massively negative opinion that continues to do laps round Michael Bay’s booming film series, these new additions to the creative pot might show promising signs. Of all the Iron Man films, the first still stands as a favourite, and Kirkman’s work has gained praise both on-screen and the comic book page as well. We can only see how they handle giant fist-throwing robots when whatever Transformers film turns up next.

What do you think? Could this be the winning team to revive the Transformers, or is it too late to bring back the Robots in Disguise? Sound off in the comments below.


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