Speaking to the gathered fans and the journalists following a fan screening of his movie; Transformers: Bumblebee, director Travis Knight stated that he will be returning to Laika Studios to continue working on their future projects.
“After Bumblebee, my goal is to return to work at the animation studios Laika; my ‘child’, bringing with me all the baggage of experiences I have gained with this project.”
Mr. Knight also debunked the rumors surrounding his involvement with Guardians Of The Galaxy 3:
“I’m a huge fan of what Marvel did; it’s no surprise for anyone to know that as a child I was a huge fan of comics. But no, it’s just a rumor!”
At the moment, Mr. Knight has no plans for a future Transformers movie. However, some info which TFW2005 received from Paramount side states that he will at least stay as a Creative Consultant for upcoming movies; a position currently held by Michael Bay.
We have also heard that Paramount is looking for a director for Transformers: Optimus Prime. A notable name is in discussion but is unable to commit at the moment due to other priorities. We may hear the info on an official capacity very soon.
Critics and fans are thrilled with the work Mr. Knight has done for the new movie and are actually looking forward to see more. Transformers: Bumblebee is his first live action movie directorial debut. His prior work was limited to stop-motion animation including the critically acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings.