Bumblebee may have left with an open ending, but it looks like Paramount Pictures is ready to go back to the beginning. In a new announcement, they’ve revealed that the next Transformers film is going to be the start of a new trilogy—with several more Transformers projects underway.
Here’s the post from Paramount+:
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be released theatrically in 2023 and is the first of three new installments. A new animated series from @Nickelodeon arrives this fall. And in 2024, the franchise expands further with a CG animated Transformers theatrical film. #ParamountPlus pic.twitter.com/4FKsliX2Hp
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022
We don’t know exactly where Rise of the Beasts exists in the Transformers movie canon, but we know that Beast Wars is connected to the OG Transformers, so the same could be happening for this new film. If anything, the revamped designs for Bumblebee were so good that it would be a shame if we didn’t see those iterations of the Autobots and Decepticons again.
While a new animated Transformers series is expected every few years, I am eager to take a look at a fully CG-animated Transformers film. If anything, I never really thought that the Transformers films needed any human characters, and a movie could just focus on the robots which have a lot of personality on their own. Maybe they can set the whole thing in Cybertron, because that opening scene of Bumblebee can be its own movie.
We don’t know when Paramount is going to give us our first look at Rise of the Beasts, but with a mid-2023 release, we might have to wait until the New Year for a first look. That’s just my guess though.
For now, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is expected to hit theaters on June 9, 2023.