Sentinel Prime rants at Optimus Prime about how they were once treated as gods on Cybertron (“On Cybertron we were gods...” “We were gods once, all of us!”). And in the first film, Bumblebee uses a radio transmission from a gospel (“And angels shall rain down from Heaven.”). This is a homage towards G1’s Japanese title, SUPER GOD ROBOT FORCE. It raises an interesting concept to explore: what if the Transformers were early gods on Earth? It’s possible: they are a race of shapeshifters, and also long-lived immortals (or at least they can be killed only temporarily), and this in some cultures would make them deity/demigod material. The concept has already been looked at in ROTF (Transformer gods, the Dynasty of Primes and the Fallen, who fought on Earth for the fate of mankind) and CYBERTRON (the Autobot Crosswise was looked upon in medieval times as a black knight who hunted monsters, aka Decepticons). A future film could look at this concept in more detail perhaps: maybe at an archeological site a clue is discovered that points to an ancient civilization having worshipped Transformers, and sets off another hunt for either a hidden Transformer or a Transformer relic. It’d be something like a mix of THOR and PROMETHEUS (though that film hasn’t released yet): encounters with spacefarers and their tech or something. It’d need to try hard NOT to be like INDIANA JONES 4, though. I think it could only work however in Japan, where they have a pantheon of a million or something: I’m sure the Transformers could fit in somewhere in Japan, which was their birthplace anyway. Or maybe Wales, with its wealth of Celtic legends and stuff; or even Israel, where they talked about golems (titanic giant statues). It’d take a good writer, but I think it might work.