When it comes to Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts, we’ve got good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad news first, to get that out of the way. The first live-action Transformers movie in a while to actually have some good buzz around it (remember, this is a direct sequel to 2018’s critically acclaimed Bumblebee — the great Transformers movie) will require some patience.
Footage of the movie is already being shown, Optimus Prime was seen in action at CinemaCon 2022 (the convention for film distributors). He’s supposedly looking like a blend of the Michael Bay and G1 designs according to a report. Anthony Ramos was shown reacting to chaos and driving Porsches, while being surrounded by six of the same car around him.
As a reward for this long wait, we’ve learned that this is only the beginning of a new run of Transformers movies. This chapter, though will finally see the growth and expansion of the Transformers Cinematic Universe that fans have been wanted forever. Live-action versions of Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal will meet, as the Terrorcons and the Maximals join the Autobots and Decepticons on the big screen.
The 1987-set Bumblebee was the sixth movie in the long-running Transformers film series and was both a prequel and soft reboot for the series, with Travis Knight directing (Hollywood power player Michael Bay directed all six previous Transformers movies).
Rise of the Beasts, helmed by Creed II director Steven Caple Jr., continues the story that began in Bumblebee, this time taking place in Brooklyn circa 1994. Of course, this being a big, action-packed blockbuster, things won’t stay in one place for too long.
And as Paramount announced, Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts is the first of three new installments. This sounds like a whole trilogy of movies. Are we going to get the “fall of the beasts,” as well?
Here’s everything we know about Transformers: Rise of the Beasts so far.
Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts release date
Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts got pushed back to June 9, 2023, delayed from its original release date of June 24, 2022.
Slashfilm is claiming that Transformers 7 will actually be pushed back until July 19, 2024, but nobody else is backing that claim up (and they may have it confused with an upcoming animated Transformers movie).
While major details about the plot are being kept under wraps, the new movie will greatly expand the world of the Transformers and incorporate characters from the popular Beast Wars storyline.
Transformers 7: Trailer
Trailer of the film Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is yet to be release.
Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts plot
Director Caple revealed some story details for Rise of the Beasts during a virtual presentation for Paramount. The action of the new movie will go between New York and Machu Picchu and expand the Transformers universe beyond the Autobots and Decepticons, featuring the Predacons, Maximals and Terrorcons. The Maximals and Predcaons are prehistoric, time-traveling robots.
“In their disguise, they take on animal form,” said Caple during the presentation. “So in our film, they’re these prehistoric animals that travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth.”
“One of the most important things we were trying to do with this movie is give the audience a lot of ‘new,'” added producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “Our hope was, ‘how do we find a new set of villains?’ and ‘how do we find a new set of priorities for these villains?’ If you’ve seen and been a fan of the other movies, you’re going to see villains you’ve never seen before, you’re going to see Autobots you’ve never seen before. It’s one of the driving decisions we’re making. Fortunately for us, Transformers has a lot of tribes so there’s a really large base of characters. This movie is bringing a lot of those tribes together.”
Ramos, who plays ex-military electronics expert Noah, and Fishback, who plays artifact researcher Elena, find themselves caught up in a conflict between the disparate Beast Tribes.
The two actors gave insight into their characters: According to Ramos “[Noah is] all about taking care of the people he loves … [He comes] from a lower-income home, so Noah’s always hustling.” Ramos added that Noah is “amazing with electronics” and that “the one thing I love about Noah is his tenacity and his heart, and his will to never quit, in spite of all the crazy things life is throwing at him. Then, it’s amazing to see his journey when we venture out into the world, when the humans meet bots and things start to happen.”
Fishback noted “I’m playing an intelligent artifact researcher who works at a museum. She’s trying to get a leg up in life but her boss keeps taking credit for the work she’s done, so she’s trying to [move out] on her own.”
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