In the end, the studio narrowed it down to 2 scripts: a Beastwars spin-off de James Vanderbilt (Zodiac; The Amazing Spider-Man) and a continuation of Bourdon written by Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword; Obi wan kenobi). According to Deadline’s report, the Bourdon Harold’s sequel was chosen as the project to move forward.
It is not yet clear when the cameras should be rolling or if any of the Bumblebee actors are ready to reprise their roles. However, a start date in late 2021 is likely to be the smart move, as COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be widely available by then.
In addition to the live-action project, there is also an animation Transformers prequel movie in development from Toy story 4 director Josh Cooley.
A third installment in the I think The franchise is expected to be led by lead star Michael B. Jordan, who will make his directorial debut.