Transformers 7 Taps Creed II Director Steven Caple Jr. : Report
Transformers 7, the franchise’s next live-action film, has found its director in Steven Caple Jr., according to a new report. Caple Jr. is best known for directing the boxing sequel Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan. In Transformers 7, it will actually be a soft reboot of the franchise, with an entirely new cast, Caple Jr. will work off a script by Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), which is said to be set in the Bumblebee universe. The release date for Transformers 7 is June 24, 2022.
Deadline informs of possible Caple Jr. participation in upcoming live action Transformers movie, noting that the talks have not yet started, but the director of Creed II is the “best choice” between Paramount Pictures executives and film producers. A deal to hire Caple Jr. is expected to close in the “next few weeks,” Deadline adds. Once Caple Jr. is on board, the next step would be to choose a cast.
Although the Transformers franchise has raised more than $ 4.84 billion (about Rs. 36,035 crore) in six entries, gross revenue has fallen from the middle mark. Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction made more than a billion dollars each, but the most recent main entry, Transformers: The Last Knight, fell to $ 605 million (approximately Rs. 4,504 crore) and Bumblebee It ended even lower at $ 468 million (roughly Rs. 3,484 crore).
Still, Bumblebee It got the Transformers franchise back on track, giving it a new spark and tone, albeit borrowed, in the hands of director Travis Knight and writer Christina Hodson, one that she had lost to director Michael Bay and his writers committee. Now it is up to Caple Jr. and Harold to continue on that line.
But it’s not the only Transformers movie in development. Back in april Toy story 4 director Josh Cooley was hired to direct a high-budget animated prequel to the Transformers film series that will serve as an origin story and focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron on their home planet Cybertron. A sequel to Bumblebee It was also In the works, although it is not clear if Transformers 7 has taken its place.
Transformers 7 will be released on June 24, 2022 in theaters around the world.