Paramount has been gearing-up their next Transformers installment by hiring Creed II director Steven Capble Jr. and reportedly in talks with In The Heights actor Anthony Ramos for a leading role.
The Ronin can independently confirm that Paramount Pictures and director Steven Caple Jr. have already assembled the film’s crew in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where it’s expected to shoot sometime in 2021 (potentially over the summer/fall).
It’s also apparently going to be using the title Transformers: Beast Alliance according to Production Weekly with the working title E-77, during production. A potential nod to this being Paramount’s Beast Wars adaption as that CGI animated cartoon series featured Optimus Primal, an ancestor of Optimus Prime. Instead of transforming into vehicles, that group of Transformers had to make due with the creatures of Earth.
Illuminerdi first reported on the shooting locale and film’s title last month stating it could begin filming this May/June, dates I haven’t been able to verify but are extremely likely.
The Canadian location has been previously used for studio films such as 300, Arrival, John Wick: Chapter 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, Chaos Walking, Midway, White House Down, Riddick, Warm Bodies, Source Code, Punisher War Zone, Immortals, Disney’s new Home Alone movie, and the upcoming sci-fi flick Moonfall.
Paramount has given the next Transformers installment a release date of June 24, 2022.