The much-awaited seventh installment in the franchise, 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,' is based on the animation from the '90s by the same name.
We finally get the first look at the ensemble from the new Transformers movie, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Steven Caple Jr., who is directing the film, shared pictures of the automobiles that will be playing the Autobots and the Decepticons. Caple took to Instagram to share a picture with him, standing among the vehicles, and said, "The squad is out…"
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a sequel following the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee that was released in 2018. It is set to release in the summer of 2022, on June 24, and will be the seventh installment in the Transformers live-action adaptation.
Caple has shared the first image of the much-awaited sequel with seven Autobots and Decepticons. The first slide contains the Autobots including the signature red and blue Optimus Prime and the black and yellow Bumblebee cars. The second slide is a picture of the Decepticons with their darker and military painting. The story of these vehicles is based on the animation from the '90s, Beast Wars, that ran from 1996 to 1999.
The original Beast Wars was based 300 years in the future of the original Transformers universe. There are now new factions who are the descendants of the original Transformers: the Maximals who are the descendants of the Autobots and the Predacons who are the descendants of the Decepticons. Maximals are based on mammals, birds, or fish, while the Predacons are based on reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates.
As for the new movie adaptation, the story is set in 1994 New York. It will follow an archaeologist couple from Brooklyn who winds up in the middle of a conflict between three different factions of Transformers: the Maximals, the Predacons, and the Terrorcons. Terrorcons are a group of five Decepticons under the command of Galvatron who are raised from the dead using Dark Energon.
The screenplay was written by Joby Harold and James Vanderbilt. The film stars Anthony Ramos as Noah, an ex-military electronics expert, Dominique Fishback as Elena, an artifact researcher, and Peter Cullen will voice Optimus Prime while Ron Perlman will voice Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals. Micheal Bay is producing the film along with Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Duncan Henderson. Steven Spielberg will be executive produce along with Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger, and Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, and Valerii An of New Republic Pictures.
Bay directed the first five Transformers movies, starting with Transformers (2007), Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Dark of the Moon (2011), Age of Extinction (2014), and The Last Knight (2017.) As per Movie Web, di Bonaventura said, "We had somewhat exhausted, I would say, the battle between Decepticons and Autobots. You're going to see villains you've never seen before, you're going to see Autobots you've never seen before, you're going to see a lot of elements that we've never done before. One of the driving decisions along the way is, 'Have we done that before?' whether that's an action scene or a character."