Paramount Is Planning More Transformers Movies without Michael Bay

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Paramount has announced that Angel Manuel Soto and Marco Ramirez are developing a new Transformers movie that, like 2018’s Bumblebee, will not be directed by Michael Bay, who helmed the first four films. Details about the upcoming movie are scarce, and a title has not been revealed.

Soto, whose credits include Charm City Kings, Dinner Party, and Bashir’s Dream, is set to direct. He’s also been tagged to direct Blue Beetle for Warner Bros. and DC. Ramirez, who is penning the script, has worked on notable shows such as FX’s Sons of Anarchy, HBO Max’s Twilight Zone series, Netflix’s The Defenders, along with the second season of Daredevil, Orange Is the New Black, and Da Vinci’s Demons.

Stephen Caple Jr., who directed Creed II, is also working on a follow-up to Bumblebee. It isn’t known who will produce it, but Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, and Tom DeSanto are all expected to return. A potential Beast Wars project could also be in development. Paramount is clearly eager to expand the franchise with so many new projects in the pipeline.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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