The Transformers franchise has seen a turbulent path on the silver screen. Contributing to almost $4.8 billion on the box office worldwide, the franchise has 6 installments to date. The movies have proven to be profitable to Paramount but not a very big hit with the critics. Introduced in 2007 with the massive blockbuster by Michael Bay, the movie has seen some big names in human roles standing along with the giant robots.
However, with 5 painful green splats by rotten tomato, the franchise has been away from the theaters for almost three years now. After its last release Bumblebee in 2018, the production house has finally disclosed that they’re working on a new project. (or maybe two!)
Untitled Transformers Movie Set for 2022
After casting Shia LaBeouf, John Cena, Mark Wahlberg, and Hailee Steinfeld, Paramount is in talks to cast Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos as a lead for their new project according to Deadline. With a little experience dealing with giant creatures, Anthony might be the perfect fit for the multi-billion dollar movie franchise. (he played a role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters)
The details of the film are yet to be confirmed but two scripts are expected to be in the development stage at the moment. A sequel to the last installment – Bumblebee with Joby Harold onboard and James Vanderbilt’s Beast Wars. Transformers Beast Wars spinoff is based on robotic animals like Cheetor (Cheetah), Optimus Primal (Gorilla), Rhinox (Rhinoceros), and more. It is a series from 1996. Though it’s not clear which one will make it to the theaters in a year. (or will it even make it?)
The movie is set to hit the silver screen on June 24, 2022 (via Deadline)
Animated Transformers Prequel In The Making
As transformers fans, we all deserve an origin story. Well, guess what, it’s already in making! As stated, Toy Story Four director Josh Cooley has already been appointed to direct the film. (via Deadline) The movie will explore the relation and the endless battle between Autobots and Decepticons on the planet Cybertron. The key focus will be on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Reportedly this installment will be “separate and apart” from any other project that we’ve seen till now from the Transformers cinematic world.
A Standalone Movie Expected
According to hollywoodreporter Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct the said film and will be joined by Defenders showrunner Marco Ramirez on the scriptwriting.
Although we still have some time before the Autobots set to roll to the theaters, 2022 is going to be one hell of a year for theatrical wonders.