Paramount Announces Seventh Transformers Film, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

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Paramount Studios confirmed the title for the seventh installment of its blockbuster live-action Transformers film franchise during a virtual showcase held today. Titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the next Transformers feature will take inspiration from the iconic and beloved Beast Wars: Transformers storyline, which takes place hundreds of years after the events of the original Transformers and pits two factions of animal-based Transformers against one another: the noble Maximals, led by Optimus Primal, and the villainous Predacons, led by Megatron. Set for release on June 24, 2022, Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take place in 1994 and feature both classic fan-favorites and brand-new characters, as well as the return of Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime.

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Our main hero, on the side of the Transformers, will once again be Optimus Prime. But Rise of the Beasts will also look to expand the big-screen world of Transformers, beyond the familiar, presenting a clash between different tribes of alien robots. One of those breeds, referenced in the titled, is known as Beast Wars. “In their disguise they [take on] animal form,” said Caple. “So…in our film, they’re these prehistoric animals that travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth.”

Sources: Deadline, Gamespot, TFW 2005

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