Autobots, roll out!
Paramount Pictures has shared the first trailer for upcoming action film “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” the seventh installment of the film franchise based on the Hasbro toys. Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback star in the film from director Steven Caple Jr., who previously directed “Creed II.”
Ramos plays Noah, an ex-military electronics expert who lives with and supports his family in Brooklyn, while Fishback plays Elena, an artifact researcher at a museum. Peter Cullen, who has lent his voice to Autobots leader Optimus Prime throughout the franchise’s run, will reprise his role as the film centers on Optimus in 1990s Brooklyn and is inspired by the franchise’s “Beast Wars” storyline. Additional voice cast for the movie includes Pete Davidson as Mirage, Sebastian Maniscalco as Wheeljack, Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal and Michelle Yeoh as Airazor.
“Rise of the Beasts” follows 2018’s “Bumblebee,” which starred Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. That film prequel film, centered on the lovable yellow Autobot, effectively served as a reboot for the franchise, whose five previous movies were helmed by director Michael Bay. Following the success of “Bumblebee,” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura noted that the franchise would undergo a change in tone and style to help separate them from the first five Bay films.
The film was initially set to release this past summer, but was delayed to June 9, 2023. It also serves as the first of a planned trilogy, with two more sequels in development. Check out the trailer below.