‘Blue Beetle’ Director Angel Manuel Soto Boards New ‘Transformers’ Film

The film will reportedly take place outside of the Michael Bay films.

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A new Transformers film is in the works with Blue Beetle director Angel Manuel Soto and The Defenders showrunner Marco Ramirez.

Paramount is moving in a new direction with the Transformers franchise following the success of Bumblebee. In addition to a sequel to the 2018 spinoff, Paramount is also developing a film with Creed II director Stephen Caple Jr. According to The Hollywood Reporter; the studio is also working on another Transformers project with Charm City Kings‘ Angel Manuel Soto, who was recently announced as the director of DC’s Blue Beetle film.

The upcoming Transformers project from Angel Manuel Soto also enlisted The Defenders showrunner Marco Ramirez as its screenwriter. Details on the latest Transformers film put into development at Paramount are scarce, but it was also reported it will take place outside of Michael Bay’s Transformers continuity. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, and Tom DeSanto are also expected to be attached as producers.

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Here is the synopsis for the most recent Transformers film, Bumblebee:

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.

Bumblebee is available on Digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest surrounding the future of the Transformers franchise at Paramount, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.