Paramount Pictures has revealed that the studio is developing a new Transformers film project with Marvel’s The Defenders showrunner Marco Ramirez.
By way of a blind script commitment, Ramirez will write the screenplay, which has Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) set to direct. No plot details have been announced, though we do know the new project is being set apart from the universe of the mainline of Transformers films that Paramount has been making since 2007.
A producer has yet to be named for the new standalone Transformers project, though it’s believed that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has acted as a producer on all the film projects, will be involved. Meanwhile, the point of developing another film is to expand the Transformers IP on screen. I mean, why release a new movie every couple of years when you can mine the robots in disguise setup for spin-offs, right? You can even take it a step further and start developing Transformers series for Paramount+. If you wanna make that sweet nostalgia dollar, you gotta go big or go home.
Paramount, alongside eOne, is in the midst of developing a seventh Transformers project, which has Creed II helmer Stephen Caple Jr. directing.
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What? A seventh film in the mainline franchise? You bet. Those Transformers movies make bank, my friends. Paramount will keep making these movies until there is no gas left in the tank. This is the way.
Thankfully, Paramount is looking for different talents to develop both new projects. If you’re unfamiliar with Ramirez, you might have seen his work on shows like Sons of Anarchy or Netflix’s Daredevil. It was his work with Matt Murdock that landed him as a co-creator of Defenders, Marvel’s event series that included Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil.
Then you’ve got Angel Manuel Soto, whose Charm City Kings premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 to much acclaim. The powers that be have been very impressed by Soto after the success of Charm City, so much so that Warner Bros tapped him to direct its Blue Beetle film.
So long as Shia LaBeouf doesn’t come back for a cameo, I say do whatever the hell you want. Also, Paramount, if you could give me a standalone Soundwave movie, I’d appreciate it.