Dominique Fishback, star of Judas and the Black Messiah, will play a lead role in the next Transformers film. With the help of Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, Paramount converted the iconic Hasbro toys into a live-action movie franchise in 2007. With the release of Bumblebee in 2018, the series received a soft reboot after five films directed by Bay that grossed billions of dollars. Now they are developing multiple Transformers movies, but the next one is starting to take shape.
Paramount hired Creed 2's Steven Caple Jr. to direct the next Transformers movie in late 2020. Joby Harold wrote the first draft of the script, which Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters are currently revising in preparation for a 2022 release. Paramount and Caple Jr. wanted to start casting the untitled Transformers film as soon as possible in order for it to be released in theaters next summer. Hamilton and In the Heights star, Anthony Ramos, entered talks for Transformers' lead role a few weeks ago, and now he has a co-star.
Despite the lack of information about Fishback's Transformers role, it will be her first Blockbuster appearance. Fishback's career began with guest appearances on critically acclaimed television shows such as The Knick and The Americans. She went on to have a recurring role on The Deuce and a minor role in The Hate U Give. In addition to her recent turn as Deborah Johnson in Judas and the Black Messiah, Fishback caught the eyes of many from her role in Netflix's superhero movie, Project Power with Jamie Foxx.
The plot of the upcoming Transformers film starring Fishback and Ramos has yet to be confirmed by Paramount, but their additions make for an exciting start to the ensemble.