Paramount Pictures has unleashed the newest trailer for “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” While the franchise is set in the 90s, and continues the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, it introduces the Maximals and expands its story by centering on a new human character (played by Anthony Ramos) and his Autobot companion Mirage (Pete Davison).
Directed by Steven Caple Jr., who uses a script written by Joby Harold and Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters, and Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber the film also stars Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Luna Lauren Vélez and Tobe Nwigwe. It also features the voice talents of Peter Cullen, who returns to voice Optimus Prime, and Ron Perlman who voices Optimus Primal, a Maximal who transforms into a giant ape. Both will be aided by Michelle Yeoh, who voices Airazor, a Maximal who transforms into a peregrine falcon. And Arcee (Liza Koshy), a female Autobot commando who transforms into a red-white Ducati 916 motorcycle.
As for the villains, Peter Dinklage voices Scourage, the leader of the Terrorcons and a trophy hunter, who transforms into a black Peterbilt 359 logging semi truck.
Fans of the Transformers: Beast Wars animated series will also be pleased to know that fan-favorite Cheetor and Rhinox will also make an appearance. And those who loved the original animated series will be excited that Bumblebee and Wheeljack also return. No doubt that this latest installment is meant to be more nostalgic than the Bay entries, and introduce an old-school favorite to a new generation. So it should be fun to see how audiences respond to it.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, Duncan Henderson serve as producers, with Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, Valerii An as executive producers.
The live-action Transformers film franchise has gone through an evolution of sorts, as it saw two franchise character changes, the addition of the Constructicons and Dinobots, and 1980s throwback origins story for Bumblebee.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) arrives in theatres June 9, 2023.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts:”
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.