Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth entry in the Michael Bay directed series, won't even arrive in cinemas until July 2014. But it seems plans for a sequel are already afoot.
Transformer World 2005 has been poring over imagery from TF toy licence holders Vilsco Textiles, who are pitching their product line for the brand. You can get a detailed look at what the bots in Age of Extinction are going to look like - quite a refresh from previous movies in the franchise - and see their plans for extra items like headphones and a pretty nifty looking USB hub.
But the most interesting info comes when you look a little closer at some of the fairly dull looking posters. These give an idea of the release strategy, including tie in movie items from the 1st of May 2014 (ahead of the film's release), TF4 saturation in Q3 2014 and then the DVD release in Q4.
Then there's the big stuff - two animated movies in 2015 and 2016 and a basic looking logo suggesting that TF5 will arrive in Q2 2017.
The three year turnaround sounds pretty familar from the gaps between previous efforts. Obviously there's no word on whether Michael Bay will return as director (honestly, I'd love to see him working on other action projects) but its a safe bet the new cast including Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz are in it for the long haul.
The Transformers franchise has made almost $2.7 billion worldwide to date. It's not going anywhere!
Transformers: Age of Extinction is coming to cinemas in June 2014.