Paramount Pushes Release Dates of Star Trek, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts to 2023

The former is pushed by six months, while the latter gets pushed by a year

Sad news for fans of Star Trek and TransformersThe upcoming movies, which are currently in production, have been greatly pushed back by Paramount Entertainment. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will now release on June 9, 2023, after initially being set for June 24, 2022. Meanwhile, Star Trek was pushed from its December 22, 2023 date to June 9, 2023.

The decision to change the dates comes after the newly appointed Paramount CEO Brian Robbins took charge.

About the movies

Optimus Prime and Spock
Paramount Pictures

The new Transformers film has moved on from director Michael Bay to Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. The movie serves as a prequel to the other films and is set during the 1990s, at locations like Brooklyn, New York, Peru, etc. The movie is produced by Entertainment One, the exclusive studio for Hasbro, and co-financed and executive produced by Skydance.

The movie had recently wrapped up filming, and is nearing the end of principal photography. It will also have different ‘breeds’ of Transformers, namely the Predacons and the Maximals.

Meanwhile, details about the upcoming Star Trek movie is still a mystery. We are not sure if Chris Pine, who played Captain Kirk in the three films between 2009-2016 will return for the role, or if it’s a complete reboot. What we do know is that it will be directed by Matt Shakman, best known for Marvel’s WandaVision. The script will be written by Cameron Squires, and produced by J.J. Abrams.

Other delays

Star Trek, Transformers
Paramount Pictures

Paramount had previously delayed some of its movies after the arrival of the Delta Variant of the coronavirus. They included Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 7and Jackass Forever. However, they will be hitting theatres sometime in 2022.

We are not aware for the reasons behind the latest change in release dates. It can have something to do with more theatre runtime instead of releasing the movies for a brief theatre run, then moving them to a streaming platform.