Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to be released in movie theaters on June 24, 2022 and these images have been leaked on the cars that will be starring in this movie. Currently filming on-site in Cusco-Peru the cast of the upcoming cars is quite an interesting one, including a 90s Nissan Skyline R33 which ironically is usually referred to as Godzilla, aka a beast.
This give fans a sneak peek at both the Autobots and the Terrorcons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., the upcoming movie is scheduled for release in the summer of 2022. The director himself, Caple posted these photos on Instagram and announced that "the squad is out," showcasing a group of Autobots in one photo and Terrorcons in another. It's amazing to see a classic Porsche 991 and Nissan Skyline R33, a break from the supercars that we are used to.
Serving as a direct sequel to Bumblebee, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is written by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters based on a story by Joby Harold. Set in 1994, it will follow an archaeologist couple from Brooklyn who wind up in the middle of a conflict between three different factions of Transformers: the Maximals, the Predacons, and the Terrorcons. Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback star with Peter Cullen voicing Optimus Prime.
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura added, "We had somewhat exhausted, I would say, the battle between Decepticons and Autobots. You're going to see villains you've never seen before, you're going to see Autobots you've never seen before, you're going to see a lot of elements that we've never done before. One of the driving decisions along the way is, 'Have we done that before?' whether that's an action scene or a character."
It's also expected that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will draw from the original Beast Wars cartoon series for inspiration. In that show, the focus was more on robots could transform themselves into animals rather than traditional vehicles. Steven Caple Jr. comes into this project as a big fan of Beast Wars, which was one of the first animated shows to use CGI over traditional 2-D animation. Looking back at this series is also a way to inject something new into the live-action movies by delving into new territory.
This will be the seventh of the live-action Transformers movies. The first was released in 2007, and there have consistently been new sequels developed in the years since. After 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight, the series switched gears with 2018's Bumblebee, a spinoff movie with the titular character in the central role. It was a big hit at the box office so there's no reason that Paramount wouldn't keep the series going, leading to Rise of the Beasts.