That ambitious writers' room to expand the Transformers franchise just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and now' it's added a Marvel alum.
Steven S. DeKnight, showrunner for the first season of Marvel’s acclaimed Netflix series Daredevil, has now signed on for Akiva Goldsman's (Fringe, I Am Legend) new robo-brain trust. DeKnight will join Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Lindsey Beer (Dig) and Christina Hodson (Shut In).
DeKnight is a guy who is on the rise and is a major creative get for the Transformers team. The whole point of the writers' room was to tap into some of that creative awesomeness surrounding the TV concept. A proven commodity like DeKnight should be a perfect fit. We’d actually be fairly interested to see what he and Kirkman could cook up, even if it did have to be a Transformers movie.
It’s also worth noting DeKnight has another feature film project in the works (which is why he left the second season of Daredevil).
For those wondering, Transformers isn't the feature I had to leave #Daredevil for. Just a cool project that popped up and fit my sched.— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) June 8, 2015
Looking toward the next few years, the writers' room is expected to have a script ready for Transformers 5 when Michael Bay is free to direct it. Beyond that, the plan is to have projects in the pipeline for more Transformers spinoffs and sequels, meaning we could potentially see one movie per year (or more?!) in the near future.
Do you think DeKnight is a good hire? What would you like to see from the new writers' room?