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Transformers 8 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

Rise of the Beasts won't be the last of the Autobots and the Decepticons, so here's what we know about the Transformers 8 release date.

Bumblebee in Transformers Rise of the Beasts

When is the Transformers 8 release date? We’re headed into a new age of Autobots and Decepticons as the Transformers series tries to find a new direction after the era of Michael Bay.

Fans are rightfully excited about Transformers 8, which will follow on from 2023’s Rise of the Beasts. But what do we know about it, so far? To stop you from having to rewatch all the Transformers movies in order to find out, we’ve been to Cybertron to gather all the info you need on the new movie.

Transformers 8 release date speculation

There is no release date for the next Transformers movie right now because there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of the franchise, but we’d expect Transformers 8 to arrive no sooner than 2026.

As it stands, we’re definitely getting more Transformers action as Rise of the Beasts was announced to only be the first installment in a new trilogy.

However, Rise of the Beasts didn’t dominate the box office, and we’ve had no news about a sequel since, suggesting that there might be a considerable delay on when the next film arrives as the studio assesses what’s best for the future. With work not beginning on the film until at least 2024, an early 2026 release date looks to be the earliest that Transformers 8 could release.

Transformers 8 release date: Anthony Ramos as Noah in Rise of the Beasts

Transformers 8 cast speculation

We think Transformers 8’s human cast will include Anthony Ramos and other characters from Rise of the Beasts.

We’ve been through a few cast cycles when it comes to this robot movie franchise: Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox kicked it off in the original Michael Bay movies, then Mark Wahlberg was the brand’s face for a few years, including for the actually-quite-good The Last Knight. And let’s not forget Hailee Steinfeld from Bumblebee, who, if we’re honest, we would love to see back one day. That movie is underrated!

But Rise of the Beasts introduces Anthony Ramos as Noah Diaz, and we’d be surprised if he wasn’t continuing on. And, oh yeah, all the voice talent for the robots.

The possible Transformers 8 cast list:

  • Anthony Ramos as Noah Diaz
  • Dominique Fishback as Elena Wallace
  • Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
  • Pete Davidson as Mirage
  • Liza Koshy as Arcee
  • Cristo Fernández as Wheeljack
  • John DiMaggio as Stratosphere
  • Luna Lauren Vélez as Breanna Diaz
  • Tobe Nwigwe as Reek
  • Dean Scott Vazquez as Kris Dias

Optimus Prime in Transformers Rise of the Beasts

What will Transformers 8 be about?

We think Transformers 8’s plot will have a new threat rise for Noah Diaz, his friends, and the Autobots to face.

This is hard to guess as of right now, but in Transformers movies there’s typically a threat that awakens, and the Autobots are called into action with their human companions dragged into the war. Why deviate now?

Rise of the Beasts saw Noah and Elena work together with the Autobots and Maximals, and now that they know all about the robotic world, we expect they’ll be pulled back into the fold.

Plus, we know that Noah and Mirage are together at the end of Rise, so it makes sense for the human and Autobot to work together again.

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Is there a Transformers 8 trailer?

We think we’ll get a Transformers 8 trailer in 2025 at the absolute earliest. There’s not one yet, and the answer depends on the release date.

Revisit the Transformers cast and characters of times past in the meantime, if you’d like.

Where can I watch Transformers 8?

You’ll be able to watch Transformers 8 in cinemas when it releases, then it’ll likely end up on Paramount Plus.

In the US and UK, the film will almost certainly get a theatrical release, playing exclusively, before going to the streaming service Paramount Plus. Paramount owns the IP, and the other movies stream there.

Until 8 comes out, check out how to watch Transformers Rise of the Beasts, read about the Transformers One release date, or find out what the best movies of all time are.