Welcome To Cybertron: New Animated Transformers Film Will Explore Their World

While the new Transformers movie, Bumblebee seemed to sputter a bit at the cinema this last weekend, it appears that their universe is getting another expansion. 

A new animated film is in early development that will explore the history of their home planet, Cybertron. The planet has been shown at length in the past but has never been given much back story. Now, it looks like Hasbro is pairing with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to dig deeper into their mythology with this newest adventure. There is no word on when the feature will be released yet, but they seem to be ready to continue the expansion of the universe with this project. From what it sounds like, this will most likely be a prequel of sorts that will be distanced from the Michael Bay films and the current soft reboot that was released in cinemas this past weekend. 

After numerous films that fans didn't seem to like, Paramount hit the reset switch when they released Bumblebee but still seemed to connect that chapter directly to Bay's works. No matter what, animation might be a good route to go since so many other properties are heading that way. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse did extremely well. One can only imagine that an animated prequel that dives into the Transformers mythos would be a welcome addition.