Paramount confirms plans for Transformers 8 and Transformers 9, both of which will release after Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The studio originally launched the Transformers movie franchise in 2007 with Micahel Bay directing and Shia LaBeouf starring. After five entries in the main series, Paramount delivered a soft reboot with Bumblebee in 2018, but a return for the main series is coming in 2023 with Rise of the Beasts. The upcoming movie takes place between Bumblebee and the Michael Bay movies, giving it a chance to bridge the gap in the franchise.
Details for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts position the film as a bit of relaunching point for the franchise. Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback are the new human leads, but the movie is also introducing new factions of the transforming beings. This includes the highly anticipated debut of the Maximals, as well as the Predacons and Terrorcons. While Paramount is making audiences wait until 2023 to see the new era for the Transformers franchise begin, the studio is already planning for it to be the beginning of a new trilogy.
In a recent announcement by Paramount about the future of their movie and TV programming, it has been announced that Transformers 8 and Transformers 9 are happening after Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. There are no additional details at this moment about the two upcoming sequels, such as if Ramos and Fishback will return to star or if Steven Caple Jr. will return to direct. Transformers 8 & 9 also do not have release dates at this time.