In the years since they first rolled out on screen, the heroes and villains of the Transformers franchise have captivated generations of fans. And perhaps none more so than the animal-themed robots of Beast Wars: Transformers. And now Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be both rebooting the Transformers story and paying tribute to the beloved animated series. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. with a screenplay by Darnell Metayer, Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber, and Josh Peters based on a story by Joby Harold, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh movie in the Transformers series. The new film is a sequel to Bumblebee and will be introducing a number of new players to the series.
Who Are the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons?
First introduced in the late ’90s cartoon series Beast Wars: Transformers, the Maximals, and the Predacons are the next stages in the evolution of Cybertronians, taking after the Autobots and the Decepticons respectively. Unlike the Autobots and the Decepticons, Maximals, and Predacons transform into animals and birds instead of vehicles. In the continuity of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the two groups have been on Earth for a long time, and we’re guessing there are some time-travel shenanigans involved. The Terrorcons, the main villains of the movie, are usually depicted as a faction within the Decepticons. In the movie, they appear to be an independent group that hunts Autobots and Maximals.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Teaser Trailer
The first teaser for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts was released during Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience 2022 (CCXP), showcasing our first looks at the characters, human and otherwise. Watch it in the player above and be sure to check out our full breakdown of the trailer for details you may have missed.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Official Trailer
On April 27th, we got a brand new trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. This trailer is by far the most action-packed look at the film we’ve gotten thus far. The grand scale of the movie shows that this will be a fight we’ve never seen before. On May 8, we got a clip from the movie showcasing Optimus Prime’s (presumably) first meeting with his Maximal counterpart. This was followed by a new featurette (which you can see below) introducing the new characters joining the franchise.
When Is Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Release Date?
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently scheduled to be released in the United States on June 9, 2023. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere on June 24, 2022. If you’re excited to watch the movie, you’ll be glad to know that IMAX tickets for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts are now on sale. We at Collider have also learned that the new film clocks in at 1 hour and 57 minutes (117 minutes).