After being lulled into a false sense of hope years early and then suffering through the ghastly cinematic war crime that was The Last Knight, devotees of the decades-old Transformers property will likely be doing cartwheels at the confirmation that Michael Bay is now officially off the live-action series...
Hasbro Studios has been seeking to give their live-action film franchise a full M.O.T. for many years now, tentatively testing the waters with the brilliant 2018 entry BumbleBee, and now, with today’s news, seemingly committing fully to a proper Bay-free reboot going forward. Huzzah. The first film in the new series is now known to be directed by Creed II’s Steven Caple Jr., who has signed with Paramount Pictures to continue to break free from his indie roots and really start to punch above his weight with a blockbuster-sized franchise-starter! No pressure. Joby Harold meanwhile will handle the screenplay duties, and he’s slowly amassing some powerful genre pedigree, with upcoming writing credits on the Obi-wan Kenobi limited series and producing gigs on the likes of Edge of Tomorrow and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Look for the first in new iteration of the Transformers series to hit screens in 2022. Let’s all pray it’s finally more than meets the eye.
Original source: Deadline