The Transformers franchise is as storied as virtually any other at this point. Originally conceptualized as just toys before being expanded into television and comic books, the shape-shifting robots have been a staple of popular culture since the 1980’s. The franchise was even reimagined in recent years when Michael Bay decided to reboot it for a new generation of fans with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox at the helm. While that run of films seemingly concluded a number of years ago, Transformers is ready to come back in a big way with filming officially wrapped for the latest installment of the iconic franchise in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
While it will certainly be no easy task to live up to the Transformers films of the mid-2000’s, this new project is set to give the franchise a facelift. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to revolve around the timeless battle of Autobots versus Decepticons, however the film additionally plans to add a new set of villains aptly titled the Terrorcons that should certainly make things interesting. The film is additionally set to be a sequel to the 2018 movie Bumblebee which served as a period-piece about everybody’s favorite Autobot of the same name and saw a departure from the Michael Bay-directed films. While we got our first look at the new series of Autobots and their adversaries in the past few weeks, filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. teased the first on-set images we have received of the film when he posted a close-up of the truck that has been cast to play Optimus Prime to his Instagram account. Fans will likely get more images in the coming months as the premiere of Transformers: Rise of the Beast is scheduled to take place on June 24th, 2022.
Remakes and reboots are more popular than ever before in Hollywood, making the Transformers franchise a prime candidate to be reimagined for modern fans. It seems like the team behind Transformers: Rise of the Beats has been hard at work doing so, with a unique new twist to the franchise that we haven’t seen before. We still have a while to go until the film debuts however, and avid fans can remain on the lookout for further updates on Transformers: Rise of the Beasts before it premieres next year.