Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh movie in a massive franchise, which means that it is not entirely disconnected from the rest of the Transformers universe. After the release of the movie, it became apparent that the filmmakers had at least one clear idea for a sequel. At the end of the movie, the protagonist, Noah Diaz, returns to his old life in Brooklyn. He has an interview for a job, but the interviewer seems to know about his adventure with the Transformers. He wants to recruit Noah into a secret government organization, which is not Sector 7 from the previous Transformers movies. Instead, it is G.I. Joe.
The tease got many fans excited and curious about what it could mean for the future of the franchise. Some have speculated that it could be the start of a Hasbro Cinematic Universe, while others are wondering if a new standalone G.I. Joe movie is in the works. GameSpot reached out to Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer of the Transformers movies, to get some answers.
Di Bonaventura said that the G.I. Joe tease is about “adding elements to Transformers” and that there is no separate G.I. Joe movie in development or a greater universe being planned at the moment. The plan is to see how Rise of the Beasts performs in terms of box office and audience response and then decide what to do next.
Di Bonaventura also talked about the factors that the studio, producers, and Hasbro are weighing as they figure everything out. He mentioned that they have some ideas about where they want to go, but nothing is finalized, and they do not agree yet. They are trying to avoid having too many characters in one movie because it becomes difficult for the audience to relate to them. They want to focus on building a team of great characters, such as Primal, Mirage, Optimus, Bumblebee, Noah, and Elena.
As for incorporating other Hasbro properties into this movie franchise, di Bonaventura said that it is something they are considering, but Hasbro has its plans, and they have to want to do it. It is a complicated decision that requires a lot of thought and consideration.
The G.I. Joe tease in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is not a confirmation of a new movie or a cinematic universe. It is merely a way to add elements to the Transformers franchise and possibly set up a future crossover. The filmmakers are waiting to see how Rise of the Beasts performs before making any decisions about the future. They are considering incorporating other Hasbro properties, but it is a complicated decision that requires careful consideration. Fans will have to wait and see what the future holds for the Transformers franchise.