'Transformers' Franchise Eyes 'Creed II' Director Steven Caple Jr.

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The Paramount and Hasbro film has a 2022 release date.

Filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. may be entering the ring with another franchise. The director behind Creed II is in talks to helm a Transformers film for Paramount and Hasbro, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Earlier this year, Paramount and Hasbro tapped Joby Harold (Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) to pen scripts for two different projects. Caple would direct Harold's script, with the film having a release date of June 24, 2022.

The Transformers series has been a success for Paramount, earning more than $4.84 billion globally. Michael Bay helmed the first five Transformers films starting in 2007 and ending with 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight. Travis Knight stepped in to direct the 1980s-set prequel Bumblebee, released in 2018, and the studio is now charting a new course for the series. In addition to two live-action films in development, an animated Transformers project from Toy Story 4 filmmaker Josh Cooley is also in the works.

Caple came on the scene with his 2016 indie drama The Land, and made his studio filmmaking debut with 2018's Creed II, which earned $214.2 million globally.

Caple is repped by WME.