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New live-action Transformers movie set for 2022… but what will it be?

May 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Further to our report that a new animated Transformers movie is in development, it seems Paramount are still at work on their live-action universe too.

On June 24th, 2022 a new live-action adventure will grace our screens. Although there is some confusion at the minute about what exactly it will be.

In recent reports it seemed at a sequel to Bumblebee AND a sequel to the final Bay movie, The Last Knight, were in development and another report was that a live-action Beast Wars movie was on the table too  and, of course, there’s the consistent rumors that a Hasbro shared-universe is in development too, featuring MASK, GI Joe, Power Ranger, the Transformers and more (personally, I would love that… the toys alone would be worth the endeavour. Yeah, I’m in my forties, so what?).

So the new report focuses on the first movie by Murder Mystery scribe James Vanderbilt and the other by John Wick Chapter 3 EP and Army of the Dead writer Joby Harold.

The Vanderbilt project is reportedly the Beast Wars movie while Harold’s is set after the events of Bumblebee.

It should be noted that the aforementioned animated movie is entirely standalone. I hope we don’t get too many continuities on the big screen though, just sayin’.

Personally, while I wasn’t a fan at all of The Last Knight, I would still like to see the story finished as it was setting up Unicron and I still want to see that realised on the live-action big screen. I also really liked Bumblebee, so would be delighted for a sequel to that. And, well, the shared universe idea makes my inner ten-year-old explode with delight. The Beast Wars series passed me by as I was too old at the time.

What say you all? More Transformers? What way would you like to see the franchise continue? Let me know…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….