Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has finally been released in theaters with a surprisingly strong $171M. Early projects believed the film might not even make $40M domestically but it managed to even dethrone Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in its second weekend. The audience’s are also seemingly enjoying their time back with the Transformers, as it pulled in an AudienceScore A- while critics were quite mixed on the project with a RottenTomatoes score of 51% currently.
The important thing is that Paramount and Hasbro seem quite happy with the film. In a new interview with director Steven Caple Jr. from Deadline, he seemingly revealed that he’s already in talks to tackle the next film in the franchise. He highlights that he’s also ready to tackle the cliffhanger from the project pertaining to Anthony Ramos and Michael Kelly.
They definitely had a sequel in mind with that ending, and it seems they aren’t going to waste too much time before jumping into it. It’s unclear though if they already have a script ready before the WGA strike happened, or they might be waiting it out as well before jumping into the sequel. Caple Jr. managed to revive a long-dormant franchise and Paramount is definitely not done to ensure it grows to what it once was.