Transformers: Rise of the Beast is an upcoming American sci-fi action film based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line, primarily influenced by the Beast Wars storyline. The film is the seventh film in the Transformers franchise and a standalone sequel to Bumblebee (2018). Steven Kapoor Jr. directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold, Darnell Metel, Josh Peters, Erich Hooper, and Jon Hooper. The film is set to release on June 9, 2023.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set in the year 1994, where a pair of human archaeologists from Brooklyn come into an ancient conflict through a globe-trotting adventure with the Autobots that ties in with three factions of the Transformers race, which are the Maximals, the Predacons and the Terrercons.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ cast is formed by:
- Anthony Ramos as Noah Diaz, an ex-military electronics expert who lives with his family in Brooklyn, trying to support them.
- Dominique Fishback as Elena Wallace, an artifact researcher at a museum whose boss keeps taking credit for her work.
- Luna Lauren Vélez as Noah’s mother.
- Tobe Nwigwe as Reek, a companion of Noah and Elena during their global trek.
- Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobot resistance who transforms into a 1987 Freightliner FLA semi-truck.
- Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals who transforms into a gorilla.
- Peter Dinklage as Scourge, the leader of the Terrorcons and a trophy hunter, transforms into a black Peterbilt 359 logging semi-truck.
- Pete Davidson as Mirage, an Autobot spy who can project holograms and transforms into a silver-blue Porsche 964.
- Liza Koshy as Arcee, a Female Autobot commando who transforms into a red-white Ducati 916 motorcycle.
- Cristo Fernández as Wheeljack, an Autobot scientist and mechanic.
- John DiMaggio as
- Stratosphere, an Autobot Air-Soldier who transforms into a cargo plane, that provides transportation for the Autobots in their global adventure.
- Transit, a Transformer of an unknown faction that transforms into a School bus.
- Michelle Yeoh as Airazor, a Maximal who transforms into a peregrine falcon.
- David Sobolov as
- Rhinox, a Maximal who transforms into a rhinoceros.
- Battletrap, a Terrorcon who transforms into an orange 1980s GMC TopKick C7000 tow truck.
- Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Nightbird, a Female Terrorcon who transforms into a Nissan Skyline GT-R R33.
The filming of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts began on June 7 of 2021 in Los Angeles. Filming also took place at Machu Picchu, Montreal, and Brooklyn. Later in October, it was announced filming had officially wrapped. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ trailer was released on December 1, 2022, and it can be watched on Youtube through the Paramount Pictures channel.