Steven Caple Jr. will be taking the reigns of the Transformers franchise as the Creed 2 director has been chosen to helm the next movie of the rebooted series.
This untitled film will be the second installment in the rebooted Hasbro/Paramount franchise based on the popular toy line of robots that change into cars and planes. Although 2018’s Bumblebee was initially conceived as being a prequel to the five Michael Bay-directed Transformers films, it was decided after the film’s release that it would serve as the starting point for a relaunched film series.
Caple will be working from a screenplay by Joby Harold, whose credits include last summer’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and Disney+’s upcoming untitled Star Wars series centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Caple’s screenplay was one of two being developed by Paramount, the other being worked on by James Vanderbilt. Caple won the bakeoff between the two over the summer, at which point the studio began the director interviewing process that ultimate ended with Caple landing the job.
This is not the only Transformers film that Paramount has in the pipeline. Last April, the studio hired Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley to oversee an animated prequel series set on the Transformers’ home planet of Cybertron and center on the relationship between good guy robot leader Optimus Prime and bad guy robot leader Megatron. The studio is also looking at developing a film that would crossover with Hasbro Studio’s other big toy-turned-movie franchise, G I Joe.
here was no official word as to when Caple’s Transformer film would hit theaters, but the studio did reserve June 24, 2022 for one the Tranformers films they have in development.