It looks like more Transformers movies are on the way with news of multiple films in development!
According to Deadline, two scripts are currently being worked on. One by James Vanderbilt (Independence Day: Resurgence) and the other by Joby Harold (John Wick Chapter 3).
The projects would look to continue to revamp the series, with new casts and directors being brought in.
It’s believed that Vanderbilt’s project would pull inspiration from the animated series Beast Wars in which the Maximals are descendants of Autobots and the Predacons are the descendants of Decepticons. In other words, imagine animals that turn into robots instead of cars that turn into robots.
It’s also believed that one of the projects will be based in the Bumblebee universe, the 2018 installment in the franchise. And that the scripts are being developed with the hope to create multiple storylines in the franchise.
The franchise first hit screens in 2007 with Transformers which was directed by Michael Bay and starred Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. The cast returned again for the sequel Revenge of the Fallen, but Megan Fox was replaced in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and The Last Knight (2017) brought in a new cast. The films starred Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci, while Michael Bay stayed on to direct.
While the 2018 release Bumblebee sought to reboot the series with a new cast, director, and smaller budget. Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena starred in the film while Travis Knight directed, becoming the first film in the Transformers series not directed by Michael Bay.
Though the film was not as big of a box office success as some of its previous installments, most critics reacted positively to the film. Paramount is believed to still have the franchise as a high priority for future films.