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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.

Image: Paramount Studios

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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7 Comments

  1. I was quasi-interested in this since I’m a huge fan of those stories but that went out the window when I saw “will take place in 1994”. Once again it already sounds like the studio has no clue wth it’s doing. Such a shame since I did like Bumblebee but this already seems bayformers again.

  2. I’ve seen exactly 0 transformers movies so far. They are even less interesting than marvel movies.

  3. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 36491, member: 1298″]
    I’ve seen exactly 0 transformers movies so far.[/QUOTE]

    You are most fortunate.

  4. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 36491, member: 1298″]
    I’ve seen exactly 0 transformers movies so far. They are even less interesting than marvel movies.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Nanobot, post: 36498, member: 73″]
    You are most fortunate.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m too much of an old-school comic nerd so I’ve been into the movies even with all the changes. However, I’ve watched most of the bayformers and it feels more like some form of self-torture.

  5. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 36512, member: 87″]
    I’m too much of an old-school comic nerd so I’ve been into the movies even with all the changes. However, I’ve watched most of the bayformers and it feels more like some form of self-torture.
    [/QUOTE]
    I vaguely remember trying to watch the first when it came out, I didn’t last very long, so self torture is a good description.

  6. There is only one Transformers movie.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092106/[/URL]

    The rest is all cgi Michael Bay bullsh!t

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