Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons join the war in ‘Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts.’ The film is coming to theaters next year.
Are you ready for a new Transformers movie? The Transformer film franchise is now taking things to a new level!
Serving as a direct sequel to 2018’s critically acclaimed Bumblebee and the seventh installment of the live-action Transformers film series, the next film will be titled, 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.'
'Rise of the Beast' is a cinematic, live-action adaptation of the CGI animated series 'Beast Wars: Transformers.'
'The Beast Wars' animated series launched to promote the line of Transformers toys in 1996. The difference between this group of robots and traditional Transformers was that they transform into robotic animals instead of vehicles.
'Rise of the Beasts,' helmed by 'Creed ll' director Steven Caple Jr., continues the story that began in Bumblebee, this time taking place in Brooklyn circa 1994. The script comes from Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters.
Take a look below at some of the latest updates for 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.'
'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' will premiere in theaters on June 24, 2022.
The franchise announced the film on June 22, 2021, during a virtual press conference.
The battle on Earth is no longer just between Autobots and Decepticons… Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons join Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, in theatres June 24, 2022. pic.twitter.com/VtS4CjSxLy— Transformers (@transformers) June 22, 2021
Not much is known regarding the plot of 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' yet. However, during the June 2021 virtual press conference, filmmakers revealed that the film takes place in 1994 in Brooklyn, New York.
Some significant scenes will also take place in Peru.
'Rise of the Beasts' is no longer just about the war between Autobots/Decepticon. Instead, it will introduce new factions: Maximals, the Predacons, and the Terracons. Nonetheless, Autobots and Decepticons are still confirmed to appear in the movie, as well as the villainous Scourge.
Speaking of tone, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed that the new movie will be a “spectacle ... in the tradition of the [Michael] Bay films.”
“I hesitate because Steven has a different style. But on a scale, we’re going for the full experience that I think our franchise has come to be known for,” di Bonaventura said. “It’s gonna have the spectacle and action you want to have.”
The main cast includes Anthony Ramos ('In the Heights') and Dominique Fishback ('Judas and the Black Messiah').
Ramos will play Noah - a Brooklyn native and ex-military, who serves as a father figure to his siblings and becomes buddies with Optimus Prime. Fishback will play Elena, an artifact researcher working in a museum where her boss continues to steal credit for her work.
Peter Cullen is back voicing Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots in "Rise of the Beasts.
Ron Perlman is also part of the cast. He will be voicing Optimus Primal. Luna Lauren Velez of 'Dexter' fame is also appearing in the film as Noah's Mom.
There is no trailer for 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' yet. Do not worry, we will make sure to update this article once it's up.
The following Autobots are confirmed to appear in the film.
Optimus Prime with a new G1 look
Nightbird, as a Nissan Skyline GT-R
Acree, as a Ducati 916
Bumblebee as a new off-road Camaro
Mirage as a blue/silver Porsche 911 Turbo