Title of Transformers 6 announced
Filmmaker Steven Caple Jr will be directing the new chapter
Paramount Studios has unveiled the title of the next installment of the Transformers franchise in a virtual press event on Tuesday to mark the commencement of the film's production. The film has been titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Filmmaker Steven Caple Jr, best-known for directing Creed II, will be directing the new chapter.
This will be the first Transformers film to be not helmed by Michael Bay, who directed the first five films in the franchise, with Transformers: The Last Knight in 2017 marking his last directorial. Bay, who was one of the producers of the 2019 spin-off, Bumblebee, is not attached to the sixth film.
The new film will reportedly take place in the 90s featuring In the Heights-fame Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback in main roles, with fan-favourite Optimus Prime, voiced by Peter Cullen, set to return. Produced by Hasbro Films, Entertainment One, and Di Bonaventura Pictures, the film is currently shooting in Peru.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to release on June 24, 2022.