Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” the seventh installment of the Hasbro film franchise set to release June 9, 2023.
The series is set in the 1990s and is described as a globetrotting adventure that introduces the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
The trailer introduces Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals who’s voiced by Ron Perlman and can transform into a gorilla. The two Optimuses meet, and Primal warns Prime of a brand new threat to their world. “Let them come,” Optimus Prime says, over footage of a heavy-metal battle pitting robots against robots.
Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback star in the upcoming action film from director Steven Caple Jr., who directed “Creed II.” Ramos plays Noah, an ex-military electronics expert who supports his family in Brooklyn, while Fishback plays Elena, an artifact researcher at a museum.
Additional cast members include Pete Davidson as Mirage, an Autobat who can transform into a Porsche; Sebastian Maniscalco as Wheeljack, who can become a Volkswagen bus; Michelle Yeoh as Airazor, a Maximal who can turn into a falcon; and Grey Griffin as Arcee, an Autobot who can transform into a Ducati 916 motorcycle
Peter Cullen, who has lent his voice to Autobots leader Optimus Prime throughout the franchise’s run, will reprise his role as the film centers on Optimus in 1990s Brooklyn and is inspired by the franchise’s “Beast Wars” storyline.