Transformers Rise of the Beasts: Release date, trailer & more

A close up of an Autobot in Transformers: Rise of the BeastsParamount Pictures

Ahead of the premiere of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, here’s everything you need to know including its release date, trailer, cast, plot, and other details.

Transformers, once a collection of toys and a cartoon from the 90s, has now spawned a massive and successful film franchise over the last decade and a half.

While the main series concluded in 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, it has also led to the Bumblebee prequel starring Hailee Steinfeld.

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A second prequel called Transformers: Rise of the Beasts was announced, with fans hoping it might be related to the iconic Beast Wars line of Transformers from the ’80s and ’90s. Here is everything we know so far.

Transformers Rise of the Beasts release date

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will hit theaters on June 9, 2023.

Transformers Rise of the Beasts trailers

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Rise of the Beasts was released on December 1, 2022. You can watch the full trailer below:

A follow-up spot arrived during the 2023 Super Bowl, showing a quick look at the film’s more action-packed scenes.

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The first official trailer for the movie was released on April 27, 2023, which showed off the ultimate big-bad of the movie: the planet-consuming Unicron.

Transformers Rise of the Beasts cast: Who’s in it?

Most of the human and voice actors from the first series are not confirmed to return for Rise of the Beasts. However, Peter Cullen will lend his iconic voice to Optimus Prime yet again.

The human acting cast is quite small, with only Anthony Ramos as Noah and Dominique Fishback as Elena being confirmed roles.

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As far as the voice cast goes, in addition to Cullen, Pete Davidson joins the Autobots as Mirage, along with Liza Koshy as Arcee and Cristo Fernandez as Wheeljack.

The newly-introduced faction, the Maximals, will be led by Optimus Primal, voiced by Ron Perlman. Along with Perlman, David Sobolov and Michelle Yeoh round out the voice cast as Rhinox and Airazor, respectively.

The antagonist Terracons will feature the voices of Peter Dinklage as leader Scourge, Michaela Jae Rodriguez as Nightbird, and Sobolov will also lend his voice to the Terracon Battletrap.

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Transformers Rise of the Beasts plot: What is it about?

In an interview with USA Today, director Steven Caple Jr. confirmed that this movie will be adapting the 1990s cartoon Beast Wars.

The battle of the Autobots and Decepticons will be replaced by a “different breed” of Transformers with the descendants of these two factions – the Maximals and Terracons – fighting for dominance during the 1990s.

Currently, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts sits at a Rotten Tomatoes score of 55% thanks to 51 critic reviews. For context, the last Transformers movie (not counting its prequel) sits at a score of 16%, so it seems like Rise of the Beasts could be the key to restarting the franchise as a whole.

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That’s everything we know about Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. We’ll update this article upon further announcements, and check out our other TV & movies hubs below:

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