The film was delayed from its initial release date of June 24, 2022.
However, this creative decision is also a double-edged sword specifically for the one it seems they're primed to do.
Saying that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts exists in Michael Bay's Transformers universe is one thing, but will the movie actually connect to the future storylines in some way? Maximals will introduce Optimus Primal The prehistoric Maximals will provide a new protecting force on earth, with its fierce-yet-sage leader Optimus Primal, the fatherly figure of the group.
It will be set in 1994, continuing the timeline after '80s-set Bumblebee.
The film's tone and action were heavily influenced by 1991.
In March, di Bonaventura confirmed they were developing a script for a Bumblebee sequel.