Yesterday, it was revealed by Deadline that Paramount has hired Judas & The Black Messiah actress Dominique Fishback for a leading role in their next Transformers alongside Anthony Ramos (In The Heights) as production is expected to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Details on the project is scarce but Collider had mentioned that the film will feature Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. It will be directed by Creed II’s Steven Cable Jr. from a script penned by Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi).
The Transformers franchise is in interesting place as the studio is coming of a soft-reboot with Bumblebee and seemingly are attempting to move beyond the Michael Bay era. They’re also reportedly working on a Cybertron film and another one adapted the CGI series Beast Wars, the latter focused on a group of Autobots that transformed into Earthbound animals instead of vehicles.
Transformers is set for release by Paramount Pictures for June 24, 2022.