Saturday, May 02, 2020

Next Transformers Live Action Movie Gets Release Date

Hot on the heels of Hasbro and Paramount announcing an animated movie is in the works, they have now added a live action one to the slate too. It doesn't have a director yet but it does have potentials writers and a release date - June 24, 2022. Paramount has created essentially a mini-competition between two writers with difference concepts. James Venderbilt (Murder Mystery) will write a script based on Transformers: Beast Wars while Joby Harold (John Wick Chapter 3, Army of the Dead) will focus on a story "reportedly in the Bumblebee universe" aka Bumblebee 2. Whichever script Paramount and Hasbro likes most will be the 2022 date and the other will be shelved for a later or never date.

In slightly related news GI Joe has its own movie news. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is still on the schedule for October 23, 2020 release. Apparently they like what they have seen as a sequel of sorts is now in the works with Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Seberg, The Great Machine of Ex Machina comic series) working on a script. The "of sort" part is because its unclear if its a Snake Eyes or G.I. Joe-centric movie. Any case that is a few years out and likely the end of Snake Eyes will provide a strong hint on what this sort of sequel will be.

No release date for the animated movie but best can tell most direct to video releases turnaround time is about 1 to 1.5 years while turnaround for a theatrical release is 2 to 2.5 years so its possible we could get two Transformers and a GI Joe movies in 2022.

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