Autobots assemble! And uh, Decepticons too?
The Transformers franchise has seen its fair share of good and bad days. And despite everything, it has been a major contribution to the box office for decades.
Started as a cartoon show, it ended up as a live-action franchise with our favorite Autobots and Decepticons robots duking it out in real-time. More than often, the movies were not at all liked by the critics because of their terrible plots and repeated mayhem and explosions.
However, the money these movies grabbed speaks otherwise and it shows that people still like watching these movies. Paramount certainly did not let this go unseen and decided to milk the Transformers franchise as much as possible.
‘Bumblebee’ Changed Everything
Just when we thought that the franchise is finally done and it just keeps getting worse, all of a sudden appeared ‘Bumblebee’ in 2018. The movie showed us something that we never properly realized that these machines had all along.
And that thing is ‘heart’. The movie with its 1980s nostalgia swayed everybody including the critics. This completely revived the dying franchise and Bumblebee saw great success everywhere critically and commercially.
Paramount saw this as a good chance and went ahead and greenlit another trilogy, starting with ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’.
Rise of the Beasts: What to Expect?
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be set in an early era, a prequel setting to the Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay. The movie will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. and is set for an initial release on June 9, 2023.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be released theatrically in 2023 and is the first of three new installments. A new animated series from @Nickelodeon arrives this fall. And in 2024, the franchise expands further with a CG animated Transformers theatrical film. #ParamountPlus pic.twitter.com/4FKsliX2Hp
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022
Paramount has officially confirmed that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be the first movie of the upcoming trilogy. The movie will be inspired by the Beast Wars storyline of the Transformers.
The movie will be set in 1994 Earth and will feature two humans from Brooklyn finding themselves involved in the ancient conflict between the three factions of the Transformers.
Maximals, Predacons, and Terrocons from the Transformers storyline will be making their appearances on the big screen for the first time. Peter Cullen will be coming back again for voicing Optimus Prime in the movie.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura said during a press conference last year: “We wanted to give the audience a lot of news. We have exhausted I would say the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. How do we find a new set of villains and priorities, saving the world is left to the Autobots and in this case the Maximals. Part of the new news, if you’ve seen the other movies, you’re going to see villains you’ve never seen before and a lot of elements we’ve never done before.”
It’s great to see that they will be going beyond Autobots and Decepticons this time and the hopes are high for the upcoming trilogy!