TRANSFORMERS RISE OF THE BEASTS Photos Reveal Autobot and Decepticon Vehicles
The characters include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Mirage, Arcee, and Wheeljack. As for the Decepticons, there’s Scourge, Nightbird, and another vehicle. I’m not sure who the other vehicle is. Director Steven Caple Jr. also appears in one of the photos, and he sure does look happy.
The story for the film will be set in 1994 and it stars Anthony Ramos (In the Heights). Ramos will play Noah, who is from Brooklyn. He’s ex-military and is “trying to find his way.” He likes messing around with electronics and is good at fixing things. The movie also stars Dominique Fishback, who is playing Elena, an artifact researcher at a museum.
The movie will also introduce a few other robot factions including The Tarracons, who are a new threat to Optimus Prime, as well as The Predacons. The movie will also take place in locations such as Brooklyn, New York, and Peru where they are filming at Machu Picchu.
When previously talking about the movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said, “We wanted to give the audience a lot of new (elements). We have exhausted I would say the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. How do we find a new set of villains and priorities, saving the world is left to the Autobots and in this case the Maximals. Part of the new news, if you’ve seen the other movies, you’re going to see villains you’ve never seen before and a lot of elements we’ve never done before.”
The director added, “We wanted to expand the universe, you have the Autobots and the Decepticons, and I would say my new flair to this is the Terracons. The Terracons are a new threat to Optimus Prime, and it’s something I pride myself on when entering the franchise. I’ve done Rocky with Creed, and you bring the nostalgia that fans want, but also bring something they aren’t expecting, and the Terracons are that.”
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.
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