New Transformers movie is on the way with Charm City Kings director in charge

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A new Transformers movie is reportedly in the works, with Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto signed on to helm the upcoming project. The new property will not tie in with any of the Michael Bay movies or the spin-off Bumblebee

Though the project is still in very early stages according to Variety, we know that Marco Ramirez – former showrunner of Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix – is signed on to pen the script for Paramount. Ramirez has also worked on other major genre projects including Daredevil, Sons of Anarchy, and Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone reboot. 

Meanwhile, director Soto recently signed on to direct Blue Beetle for DC Films, following his previous Charm City Kings project – an adaptation of the 2013 documentary 12 O’Clock Boys. The movie won a special jury prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for its ensemble. Since this new Transformers project is so young, he will likely have some time to clear his plate before he hops in the director's chair again for the robotic battle.

For those wondering about the future of Bay's Transformer franchise, Steven Caple Jr. (of Creed II fame) is currently working on a film in that same universe that's set to premiere sometime in 2022. The main franchise continuation comes after the critical acclaim but overall box office struggle of Bumblebee.

In the meantime, you can read our Transformers: Age of Extinction review to keep up with the franchise.

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