Finally, we’ve been suspecting the direction for the upcoming Transformers film for some time. It’s been adding one actor after another, as Luna Lauren Velez, Dominique Fishback, and Anthony Ramos joined the franchise’s next film, which will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. Now, details have remained under wraps with only a hint that Optimus Prime will make a grand return once again. Now, Caple revealed in a virtual press event that the title will be Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Not just that, he also offered some interesting details, such as the return of Decepticons alongside new factions known as Predacons, Terrorcons, and Maximals.
JUST IN: The next #Transformers film will be called RISE OF THE BEASTS. New characters to include Predacons, Maximals & Terrorcons. The film will be set in Brooklyn NY, circa 1994, which is around when the BEAST WARS toyline first debuted. Anthony Ramos & Dominique Fishback star pic.twitter.com/GZnx9LYWyz
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 22, 2021
I love the detail that the timeline also matches when the original Beast Wars line of toys got released. It also confirms Ramos and Fishback are going to star in this entry of the franchise. Paramount is already working on another film, which will be directed by Charm City King‘s Angel Manuel Soto. Illuminerdi reported some time ago that the working title was Beast Alliance. They’ve also got the timing right of it being in Brooklyn around the 1990s, but there is no mention of South America being involved. It’s likely that they are keeping that under wraps for now. Illuminerdi also mentioned that the film is a continuation of Bumblebee, which also hasn’t been confirmed yet. It looks like we can expect a very unique take on the franchise moving forward and hopefully we’ll get a look at the newly introduced factions in the near future as they prepare for production.