Transformers 7: a title and a 90s atmosphere

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Entrusted to Steven Caple Jr. (“Creed II”), the next “Transformers” will be called “Rise of the Beasts” and its action will take place in 1994. With machines that will look like prehistoric creatures.

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The return of the Transformers is fast approaching! Directed by Steven Caple Jr., director of Creed II, the seventh opus of the saga will be released on June 24, 2022 in American theaters and its title has been revealed as filming is about to begin: Rise of the Beasts.

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And the beasts of the title, it will be these machines with the appearance of prehistoric animals that will face the heroes embodied by Anthony Ramos (From where we come) and Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) as explained in the synopsis. . Which speaks of an adventure in the four corners of the world, in the heart of the 90s, where the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons will come to join in the war between Autobots and Decepticons.

Rise of the Beasts will therefore follow Bumblebee, which took place in 1987 and was as much a spin-off as a semi-reboot set in the past, much like X-Men – The Beginning with Marvel’s mutants. Present for a press conference alongside producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Steven Caple Jr. did not say if the famous yellow machine would be in the credits, but he announced the return of a known machine.

“The new movie is set in 1994 and the action takes place in Brooklyn, New York and Machu Picchu in Peru. And our main robot will be Optimus Prime.”, said the director. “With Rise of the Beasts, you will discover new tribes of alien robots, including the“ Beast Wars. ”In their disguised form, they take on the appearance of prehistoric animals that travel in time and space. now they are with us on Earth. They will fight against their deadly enemy: the Terrorcons. And it will be up to the Autobots and the Maximals to save humanity. “

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Optimus Prime facing a Predacon in the animated film “Predacons Rising” (2013)

“In our film, the Predacons are reptilian in nature, and you will see them in a new light compared to what was done in the previous films. We tried to create past to the Predacons and Terracons to understand their origins. For me. it’s an honor to be a part of this franchise and i really want to pay homage to all the other movies, which have inspired me so much in my career and in my youth. “

“I was very young when I saw the first opus and it’s a great nostalgic moment to be part of this legendary universe. As I did with Creed and the Rocky universe, here I want to give the best of myself as a filmmaker and as a fan of the franchise, to bring the best Transformers possible to life. “

“We will also, again, make you travel. This time through Peru. It was a dream for me to do the scouting in this mythical country. From the ancient Inca city of Cuzco to heights of the wonder of the world that is Machu Picchu. It is truly another planet with a unique spiritual energy. Peru has a magical and fascinating history, and this ancient civilization, the Incas, had an influence on context of our film. And don’t worry, we are not going to blow up Machu Picchu: you can go there after watching our film. “

You will better understand why Optimus Prime has an intimate and privileged relationship with our world

“You are going to be treated to action like you’ve never seen in previous films”, added producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. “We have outdone ourselves. And then there’s always this idea of ​​finding our humanity in these metal creatures. I think there’s an added complexity in putting very human emotions into alien robots. These films always address the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. The level of heroism is always pushed to its peak in our films and you will once again experience a moment of great intensity with this new episode. “

“We chose Steven because he has that rare ability to know how to shoot action with a lot of humor and emotion. Also, it was important to have a director who grew up with the Transformers and therefore has a relationship. intimate with these heroes. I believe he brings a new and fresh breath to this franchise. For you, fans of …

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