Serving as a sequel to Bumblebee and a prequel to the Transformers movies, Rise of the Beasts is inspired by the fan-favorite Beast Wars storyline. It is set in 1994 in Brooklyn and sees an archeologist and an ex-military electronics expert teaming up to help Optimus Prime and the Autobots in a battle to protect Earth from Unicron’s impending invasion.
Will Transformers: Rise of the Beasts follow suit and get a sequel?
Yes, the fans get to breathe a sigh of relief. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is confirmed to get a sequel. A Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel was established over a year before the film’s release date.
The latest Rise of the Beasts 2 updates indicate that director Steven Caple Jr. wants to add even more nostalgia into the next film. For the sequel, Caple intends to get more of what he couldn’t in this first part of the new trilogy.
He wanted more Predacons but only had few resources. “I can’t say the next thing because I might do it for the next movie,” he said after mentioning more Predacons (via Geek Culture).
However, Caple also said he wanted to bring Megatron back to the movies, he hinted that Megatron is still in the “Bay-verse,” but has ambitions for the world of G1 as well.
1. Transformers: Rise of The Beasts Sequel is Already in the Works
In February 2022, Paramount+ tweeted that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be “the first of three new installments.” Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is planned as the first chapter of a Beast Wars trilogy. While no title or plot details have been confirmed in Rise of the Beasts 2 updates, Paramount is working on a sequel, and another sequel to come after that.
The only reason Paramount would end up calling off plans for the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel is if it does poorly at the box office. This is unlikely, given the early response by the critics and the audience.
The same tweet from Paramount+ also confirmed that a CG-animated Transformers movie was being produced to be released theatrically in 2024. This animated feature was later revealed to be titled Transformers One, and the studio gave it a more solid release date of July 19, 2024, which was later pushed back to September 13, 2024.
Toy Story 4’s Josh Cooley will direct Transformers One. Set entirely on Cybertron, Transformers One will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron, setting up their hero-villain dynamic from the live-action films.
2. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and G.I.Joe Crossover?
While Transformers: Rise of the Beasts brings the Maximals, Terrorcons, and Unicron to theaters for the first time, what everyone wants to know is when we’ll get the Transformers and G.I. Joe crossover, the movie promises at the end.
Transformers: Rise of The Beasts’ ending sets up a movie adaptation of the 1986 comics crossover G.I. Joe & The Transformers. It is set when Agent Burke (Michael Kelly) recruits Noah (Anthony Ramos) to join G.I. Joe’s efforts to fight a mysterious war.
This could set up the events of Transformers 8, but that would shift the plot away from the Beast Wars storyline. Paramount and Hasbro plan to relaunch the G.I. Joe franchise separately.
Mapping out a long-term plan would make sense. The G.I. Joe & The Transformers comic offers a map of the story, with the Joes and the Autobots fighting an alliance of the Decepticons and COBRA for control of a nuclear power plant. Whether that is the story of the Transformers/G.I. Joe’s crossover movie remains to be seen, but it’s exciting for Hasbro fans.
3. What is the release date for the Transformers: Rise of The Beasts Sequel?
The animated feature Transformers One will be the next entry in the Transformers film series, and it’s scheduled for a theatrical release on September 13, 2024. However, it’s a prequel and not a direct sequel to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
Although Paramount has confirmed that it is developing a Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel, no release date for the new movie has been confirmed. However, it’s possible to speculate about when the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel might arrive based on the release schedule of previous Transformers films.
Every Transformers movie has had a June/July release since Bumblebee was released in December 2018. Therefore, the sequel will likely be a summer release too.
Paramount will likely want to strike while the iron is hot and won’t wait five years to release the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel. The first three installments in Michael Bay’s initial Transformers series were released two years apart.
On the other hand, the fourth and fifth movies were released three years apart. If the new incarnation of the Transformers franchise maintains this momentum, the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel could arrive in 2026 or 2027.
4. Transformers: Rise of The Beasts Sequel Cast Details
Paramount hasn’t confirmed an official cast list for the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel. However, it will likely feature many characters introduced in the first movie and the actors who played them.
The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel will probably bring back human characters like Noah Diaz, played by Anthony Ramos, and Elena Wallace, played by Dominique.
The human protagonists of the previous iterations of the Transformers franchise – Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky and Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager – stuck around for a couple of movies. There is no reason to believe Noah and Elena won’t do the same.
The producers will also probably want to keep their most famous voice actors from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts around for the sequel, like Pete Davidson and Ted Lasso’s Cristo Fernández as Autobots, Michelle Yeoh and Ron Perlman as Maximals, and Peter Dinklage as a Terrorcon.
5. What is the Plot for the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Sequel?
There are no Rise of the Beasts 2 updates concerning the plot synopsis, but it will likely continue the story set up in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sequel is being planned as the second part of a Beast Wars trilogy, and Unicron will likely be set up as the big bad for this three-part epic.
The second chapter of the trilogy could well bring the characters from Bumblebee back into the mix – particularly Hailee Steinfeld’s Charlie Watson, who became a close friend of Bumblebee’s as she protected him from shady government agents.
It might stay in the ’90s to continue the Beast Wars storyline started in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts with Noah and Elena in the spotlight. Alternatively, it could go further into the 1960s or 1970s for another standalone story.
6. About Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is an upcoming American cybertron fantasy film and the seventh movie in the Transformers franchise, which started all the way back in 2008.
Rise of the Beasts is set in 1994, with the story evolving out of Brooklyn, New York City. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on Earth between Autobots and Decepticons and the big bad Unicorn.