The year 2023 will see the release of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, often known as Transformers 7.
Learn all we know about the film adaptation of Beast Wars so far right here.
Here is all we know about the upcoming Transformers film, Rise of the Beasts, including its cast, release date, plot specifics, and continuity with the other Transformers films.
Paramount started the Transformers film series based on Hasbro's renowned toys in 2007 with Michael Bay directing and Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky in the lead.
There have been five films in the main franchise, the last two of which Mark Wahlberg has led, and now the Autobots have a new path that will be continued in Transformers 7.
The next Transformers film will, for the first time, incorporate elements from the Beast Wars animated series.
After the disappointment of Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount employed Bumblebee as a soft relaunch for the Transformers franchise.
With a tiny budget and emphasis, the movie was a smash, with Hailee Steinfeld recognized as a brilliant new star.
Bumblebee provided the company confidence to push the brand forward, with numerous prospective movies created simultaneously before Joby Harold's script was picked, and Creed II's Steven Caple Jr. was tapped to helm.
Paramount hopes that the addition of Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the Transformers franchise in Transformers 7 will provide new life to the film franchise, much as Beast Wars did for the original animated series.
Everything we know about the next Transformers movie, Rise of the Beasts, and the message it intends to convey is outlined here.
The sequel's title, "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," was revealed alongside the news of the film's production.
The title alludes to the film's adaptation of the Beast Wars tale from the Transformers mythos.
Originally, this term alluded to a fictional future set 300 years after the events of the original Transformers animated program, in which the Autobots and Decepticons no longer existed and animal-themed Transformers called Maximals and Predacons dominated.
These Transformers and the Terrorcons first appear in the 1994 storyline of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which has its origins in Brooklyn, New York.
Brooklynites Noah and Elena, archeologists, will play a significant role in the tale as they become entangled with the new Transformer factions of Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons.
However, beyond this concept, much of the tale of Rise of the Beasts is still shrouded in obscurity.
Preview for "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" Now Available
The latest trailer for Transformers 7 has dropped, and it tells a lot about the film.
Optimus Prime meets Optimus Primal, a massive mechanical gorilla, at the beginning of the Rise of the Beasts trailer. Optimus Primal warns the Autobot that a danger from both their history and their future is looming.
Following the revelation of Bumblebee, the video cuts to Noah's car, Mirage, which has taken over and is leading him on a high-octane police pursuit replete with dummy holograms.
Once Cheetor, Airazor, and Arcee are introduced, audiences may see them in action.
Last but not least, we witness the Maximal Rhinox transform into a beast for a showdown with the new major antagonist dubbed Scourge.
The teaser concludes with an all-out battle between the Transformers, promising the same heart-pounding action scenes fans have come to expect from the Transformers franchise.
Here, at last, comes Elena, who has been trying to convince herself the whole time that this is really happening.
Performers in "Transformers: Rise of the Beast"
The human cast of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is headlined by Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), who portrays an ex-military family guy named Noah.
Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah) is the second main human character, and she'll portray an artifact researcher named Elena.
And Dexter's Luna Lauren Vélez (in a part we don't yet know) will also be appearing.
The human cast for Transformers 7 is rather small, with just a few minor parts being officially confirmed at this time.
Nonetheless, the number of new Transformers is impressive, and several old favorites are included.
Many brand-new Transformers make their big-screen debut in Rise of the Beasts.
Robots in disguise: Optimus Prime and Primal from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Autobots, both new and old, will be featured alongside the human characters that have been mainstays of the Transformers series.
Of course, Bumblebee is back, and Peter Cullen is back to voice Optimus Prime in his G1 form.
Mirage, voiced by Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, has returned with a stunning new look that's more faithful to his G1 days.
As for Arcee, she's back, too, with voice work by Liza Koshy (Work It).
And Cristo Fernández, who voices Wheeljack, is coming back, too (Ted Lasso).
There are also several new Transformers, in addition to the classic ones.
The Terrorcon forces will include Michaela Jaé Rodriguez's (Pose) Nightbird and the new supervillain Scourge (Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones).
Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) will portray the Maximal Airazor, while the Maximal Cheetor has been unveiled, although no voice actor has been confirmed.
Along with the Terrorcon Battletrap, David Sobolov lends his voice to the Maximal Rhinox.
Finally, the commander of the Maximals, Optimus Primal, will be voiced by none other than Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) (Sons of Anarchy).
Can Michael Bay's Films Be Linked to Transformers 7?
Given the extensive changes made for Transformers 7, it is unclear how the film relates to Michael Bay's previous five installments.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is confirmed to expand on Bumblebee's storyline, although Michael Bay's Transformers movies are also still regarded official.
Since the new picture takes place more than a decade before Bay's initial Transformers movies, it should have the opportunity to avoid immediately linking itself to prior entries in the franchise.
Even though Bumblebee retconned some of the narrative he constructed, Michael Bay's Transformers movies might undergo more revision in the upcoming seventh installment.
Release Date Announced for "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts"
A look at the similarities and differences between Optimus Prime's appearance in the first two Transformers films and in Rise of the Beasts.
The release date of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a prequel/sequel to the original film, has been scheduled for June 9, 2023.
The original release date for Transformers 7 was the summer of 2022, which seemed reasonable given that development was set to begin in the middle of 2020.
Paramount later revealed the movie's release date was postponed, with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts now set for June 9, 2023.
After five years have passed since the release of Bumblebee, fans may be eager to see another Transformers film, especially one that promises as big of a departure from the established template as the Beast Wars movie does.