Some new artwork for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been revealed. The upcoming entry in the blockbuster is set to be released by Paramount Pictures next summer. Recently, director Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) shared a new symbol hyping up the movie on Instagram. And it teases the impending arrival of the characters from Beast Wars. Have a look.
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The logo seems to be a hybrid of the Autobots symbol mixed with the Maximals logo. Beast Wars is a popular spin-off, originally released in the 90s. The show was set in the same continuity as the 80s animated series. Rise of the Beasts will be bringing both the Maximals and Predacons into the world of live-action for the first time.
Here is the synopsis for Transformers: Rise of the Beats.
“Returning to the action and spectacle that first captured moviegoers around the world 14 years ago with the original Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.”
The movie was officially announced during a press event earlier this year. It will be the first movie in the franchise since 2018’s acclaimed Bumblebee. It will also be the first movie set in the 90s. That places the action far away from the Michael Bay-directed entities, which kicked off with 2007’s Transformers.
“There are different breeds of Transformers,” Caple said during the announcement event. “In our particular film, they are prehistoric animals who travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth.”
Despite the relative disaster of Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount and Hasbro are determined to keep the franchise going. To date, the movies have earned more than $4.8 billion at the global box office. Before this movie was announced, several projects were said to be in development at the studio. Among others, Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley is currently working on an animated feature. Though we haven’t heard any updates on that project in some time.
Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) and Dominique Fishback (Project Power) lead the cast for the movie.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian and Duncan Henderson serve as producers. Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer and Valerii An are on board as executive producers. Joby Harold penned the most recent version of the script.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently set to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.