The giant robots have not said their last word. The Transformers franchise will return to theaters in 2022 with a new feature film directed by Steven Caple Jr. Much more is now known about what to call “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.”
Rise of the Beasts : the next Transformers movie is getting clearer
Four years ago, Michael Bay released the latest episode of his Transformers saga. The Last Knight did not have a sequel but a spin-off, Bumblebee. A more modest project to continue to exploit the brand in another way. Since then, Paramount has been thinking about how to continue with the giant robots and a new era begins to take place. Josh Cooley will be taking care of an animated film, Angel Manuel Soto has been hired for a still-mysterious live feature, and Steven Caple Jr. is due to take care of an adaptation of the arc. Beast wars. It is the latter that we are talking about today, since we finally know more about it. Paramount has finally decided to communicate on this project which is entitled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. It is scheduled for release in US theaters on June 24, 2022, and therefore at the same time with us.
Rise of the Beasts: several new characters are coming to the cinema
With Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the studio tackles a big piece by touching Beast wars, a cult animated series that aired in the 90s. At least that is necessary to give a boost to this declining franchise. As stated in the tweet above, the usual Autobots and Decepticons will be there, joined by the Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons. The party promises to be total with all these beautiful people.
The Maximals and the Predacons are two clans that clash and take on the appearance of animals. We can therefore discover in Rise of the Beasts, Optimus Primal, the gorilla leader of the Maximals. In front of him, he will have the megatron dinosaur. These two will be the stars but we will also discover other robots never seen in theaters. In the middle of their quarrel will slip the Terrorcons, and in particular their boss, Scourge. Paramount has clarified that it will be introduced as the main antagonist.
The scenario will take place in 1994, between the United States and Peru. So it will happen after Bumblebee and before the Michael Bay films, without connecting to them. For the occasion, we will inevitably find the inevitable Optimus Prime, always with Peter Cullen to lend him his voice in original version. The mythical robot will be illustrated in what will be his first visit to Earth, while he is not yet the leader we know. We will therefore be on a kind of origin story concerning him and it is not difficult to imagine that Rise of the Beasts or the beginning of a larger adventure which will take the place of the Bay saga. By choosing to introduce so many new elements, it is hard to believe that this project is a one shot.
Filming has started
On the casting side, Dominique Fishback and Anthony Ramos will play the two main roles, since it is necessary that a few humans are found in the middle. The first will play Elena, an archaeologist, and the second will be a man in search of redemption. In addition to all this information, we are taught that filming has already started. The team set down in Peru, near Machu Picchu, to exploit Inca mythology. We can’t wait to see this new start, which will aim to do better at the box office than the two previous films. Bumblebee had harvested $ 467 million at the box office (with a budget, admittedly, smaller than usual) and The Last Knight was a financial disappointment with only $ 605 million raised.