Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Trailer Sees Optimus Prime Teaming Up With Animalist Optimus Primal

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Trailer Sees Optimus Prime Teaming Up With Animalist Optimus Primal

The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer has been released. Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for the highly anticipated reboot, which promises a ton of metallic mayhem, based on the Beast Wars storyline. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II), the film introduces the beast-like Maximals and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth, between the Autobots and Decepticons. Set in the ’90s, the trailer offers a first look at Ron Pearlman’s Optimus Primal, the gorilla-like leader of the Maximals, which is the harbinger of bad news. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to release in June next year.

The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer opens with a series of warning title cards, as we are shown in Brooklyn, New York in the 90s. “For millions of years, our world has transformed. But something else has woken up,” it reads, before moving on to a dense jungle inhabited by the aforementioned mechanical gorilla Optimus Primal (Pearlman), who tries to scare off a pair of hikers. Hot on his trail is fan-favorite Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), who comes out with a loaded minigun, intent on protecting them.

“It’s not me to be feared, Prime. There’s a darkness coming,” Primal tries to reason with him. “Of all the threats in your past and future, you’ve never faced anything quite like this.” The Maximals are technically descendants of the Autobots – the heroes of the series – and although the trailer never mentions it explicitly, the dialogue exchange makes it sound like they’re from the future.

The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer then cuts to a brief look at Bumblebee, who last received a self-titled spin-off film in 2018, starring Hailee Steinfeld, and now sports an upgraded design to match the retro theme. This time, however, the human ally is Noah (Anthony Ramos), who is thrown into disarray just as his car, sporting a new Autobots logo, begins to spin on its own and create multiple decoy holograms to evade the cops who pursue him. As you might have guessed from their skills, Noah is paired with Mirage, the robot who was killed off in 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This new reboot version is voiced by Pete Davidson (The Suicide Squad) , who succeeds Francesco Quinn (Platoon), who died a week after the 2011 film’s release.

A few action shots give minor glimpses of the pelican Airazor (Michelle Yeoh), the mechanized cheetah Cheetor, and Arcee (Liza Koshy), the iconic female Autobot, who is seen holding a Volkswagen van to skate on the highway and dodge the arrivals. missiles. Her human partner is revealed at the very end of the Transformer: Rise of the Beasts trailer – Elena, played by Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Dark Messiah), who, as usual, is initially terrified of the Cybertonian. “This can’t be real, this can’t be real,” she whispers to herself, frightened.

Although billed as a reboot, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts serves as 2018’s sequel Bumblebee. For the seventh film in the Transformers franchise, Michael Bay – who helmed the first five films starring Shia LaBuof – returns as producer. The film also features the voices of Peter Dinklage as Scourge, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Nightbird, and David Sobolov as Battletrap.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to hit theaters on June 9, 2023.

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