Director Steven Caple Jr. released a new photo from the set of his movie Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which recently ended production. The photo gives us another look at Optimus Prime in his truck form.
I’m very excited about this movie and to see how it will be. I’m hoping that it ends up telling a grand story. I’m just happy that Michael Bay isn’t making them anymore and that he’s back to making his own films.
The story for the movie 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 include a few new 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. Some of the characters also include Bumblebee, Mirage, Arcee, and Wheeljack. As for the Decepticons, there’s Scourge, and Nightbird. You can check out some photos of them here.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura said in an earlier interview, “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 will hit theaters on June 24, 2022.