Transformers is coming back to theaters, and the latest film in the franchise will feature some familiar robot faces. But Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee and the other Autobots aren’t alone. The first teaser trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is bringing fans back to the ’90s. That’s when Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons made their presence felt on Earth. Those extraterrestrial mechanical beings have been waiting a long time to go to war on the big screen. And it looks like the wait will be more than worth it.
Rise of the Beasts is based on the ’90s animated series Beast Wars: Transformers. This latest film is the first time we’ll see those giant animal robots in the live-action side of the franchise. This teaser offers a glimpse at characters like Cheetor, Dinobot, Rhinox, and Airazor. (And yes, Autobot Mirage is getting in on the fun, too.) Like every Transformers movie, though, they’re not coming to theaters for a peaceful trip around the globe. War is brewing. Here’s the film’s official synopsis from Paramount Pictures:
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
“Giant animal robots” is always a good idea. Surprised it took this long for Transformers to remember that.
Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) directs. The film also stars a fantastic cast on both the live-action side and its voice actors. It features Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, and Cristo Fernández.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts comes to theaters next summer on June 9, 2023. That’s not too long to wait. But it’s still a long time coming for fans who’ve been waiting since the ’90s to see Beast Wars on the big screen.