New ‘Transformers’ Film In The Works From ‘Charm City Kings’ Director Angel Manuel Soto

Get ready to head back to Cybertron! The Transformers franchise is growing once again, as THR reports Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto will take the helm of a new film, with The Defenders writer Marco Ramirez on the script.

Here’s where things get really interesting, because the report adds that this new film by Soto will be totally disconnected from the five previous Michael Bay movies and the Bumblebee spinoff. That said, it’s only been a few months since Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) was brought on to direct a new Transformers movie that is a part of that universe.

That begs the question what exactly is Soto’s movie going to be?? Perhaps it’s tied one of the other spinoffs we’ve heard about? Or maybe it’s a Beast Wars film?

Whatever it turns out to be, having Soto on it is tremendously exciting. I’ve talked frequently about Charm City Kings as one of last year’s best movies, having wowed me since seeing it at Sundance. Since then, Soto has been highly in demand, having also landed the Blue Beetle gig for DC Films. So yeah, he’s rocketing off right now and that’s awesome.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.