The first trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the seventh film in the Hasbro franchise, which is scheduled for release on June 9, 2023, has been released by Paramount Pictures. The most recent film introduces the Predacons, Terrorcons, and Maximals with animal themes.

The next action movie from Creed II filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. Ramos portrays Noah, a former military electronics expert who supports his family by living with them in Brooklyn, and Fishback portrays Elena, a museum artifact researcher.

Peter Cullen, who has lent his voice to Autobots leader Optimus Prime throughout the franchise’s run, will also be seen reprising his role. The film centers on Optimus in 1990s Brooklyn and is inspired by the franchise’s Beast Wars storyline.

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The trailer introduces Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals who’s voiced by Ron Perlman and can transform into a gorilla. Primal informs Prime of a brand-new threat to their world as the two Optimus Primes meet. Over footage of a robot versus robot heavy metal battle, Optimus Prime says, “Let them come.”


Apart from prime cast, other cast members include Michelle Yeoh as Airazor, a Maximal who can change into a falcon, Pete Davidson as Mirage, an Autobat who can change into a Porsche, Sebastian Maniscalco as Wheeljack, a Volkswagen van, and Grey Griffin as Arcee, an Autobot who can change into a Ducati 916 motorbike. The movie also features the appropriately named Rhinox and Cheetor, plus the Terrorcons Scourge, Nightbird and Battletrap.

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Rise of the Beasts is a  sequel to Bumblebee, which starred Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena in 2018. That prequel movie, which focused on the endearing yellow Autobot, acted as a reboot for the Transformers series, whose first five films were directed by Michael Bay. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that with the success of Bumblebee, the series would vary in tone and style to help set them apart from the first five Bay movies. With two additional sequels now under preparation, Rise of the Beasts also serves as the first installment of a planned trilogy.