The release date for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been pushed back to summer 2023 by Paramount Pictures.
Following the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount began turning the franchise in a new direction after handing Michael Bay control of the brand for nearly a decade.
As a result, Bumblebee was created, as well as plans to revive the franchise. Before negotiating an agreement with Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) to helm Transformers 7 and bring Beast Wars characters to life, the studio spent a few years developing several ideas for the series’ next big sequel.
Transformers 7 Release Date Delayed
Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) and Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) star in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which introduces new human characters to go along with the franchise’s new direction. It will follow them in a story set in 1994 and featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and other G1 Autobots.
Optimus Primal and new Transformers factions Predacons, Terrorcons, and Maximals will also be introduced in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. With main photography completed in October 2021, all evidence pointed to Transformers 7 releasing in the summer of 2022, as previously announced.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been put back almost a year, according to a statement from Paramount Pictures updating the studio’s release schedule. The film was originally scheduled to premiere exclusively in theatres on June 24, 2022, however, Paramount has delayed it until June 9, 2023. There has been no reason given as to why Transformers 7 has been delayed for a whole year.
Scheduled for release in 2022
The decision to postpone the release of Transformers 7 is puzzling, given that film was previously scheduled for release in 2022. It was supposed to be released two weeks after Jurassic World: Dominion and a week after Pixar’s Lightyear, but it nearly had the entire opening weekend to itself.
It may theoretically have done well in this place, especially as no major films were scheduled to release during Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ previous second weekend. Instead, the picture will be released a week after Shazam: Fury of the Gods and a week before an untitled Pixar film.