‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ to kick off new trilogy in 2023

The new films will expand on the Transformers universe and bring back some classic characters.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 17 February 2022, 12:23 PM

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will kick off a new trilogy of films upon its release in 2023. 

The three new installments will take the live-action franchise to a total of nine movies. 

Rise of the Beasts is set after the events of the last Transformers film Bumblebee, which premiered in 2018.  Previously, Rise of the Beasts’ release was announced for June 2022, but was delayed by about a year. 

The new trilogy is expected to expand the Transformers universe even further. In an older press conference, director Steven Caple Jr said Rise of the Beasts would pay homage to some of the older characters in the franchise.

“It’s all about building a backstory to these characters. That’s a little bit more than, ‘Hey, let’s take over the world,’” he said.

Transformers is a science fiction series based on Hasbro’s toy line of the same name, with the first film being released in 2007. It is one of the highest grossing international film franchises, with two films in the series having grossed over $1 billion each. 

Paramount Pictures also confirmed that the Transformers franchise will expand further in 2024 with a CG animated theatrical film. 

The animated film reportedly takes place on Cybertron and will serve as a prequel to the main series. It was previously announced in 2020 that Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley would helm the project. No further details are known yet. 

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