I can't say I'm surprised that a reboot is happening, but I am surprised they're outright scrapping TF6. It would seem that in the current climate that going forward with that movie as planned while working on the reboot behind the scenes would result in more revenue than scrapping it. The "no plans until 2021" means that they can't capitalize on the franchise for an extended period, and the whole franchise thing going around Hollywood revolves around regularly cashing in by making movies every year. Which makes me think that there was a lot drama behind the scenes about these movies, with all sides involved fighting each other over just about everything. With the inevitable result of blowing up in everyone's faces. Whatever the reason though, a reboot is needed, and has been for years. I'm now looking forward to what the next designs for the transformers will look like. The Bayformers 1-3 designs had a lot going for them that I hope gets carried forward. They brought in the idea of alt-mode parts being layered and angled in interesting ways that really evolved the look of the franchise. I would like the next iteration to have a little bit more emphasis on using recognisable parts of the alt-mode in the robot designs. Just make sure to use those parts in complicated and interesting ways.