The first image of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts designs for G-1 Autobots and Decepticons have been revealed. That Transformers live-action movie, adapted from the cartoon and toy line of the same name, began in 2007 with Michael Bay Transformers starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Animal Rise, which is currently being filmed, is the seventh film in the franchise, including the successful 2018 spin-off film Bumblebee. The film is written by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters and is directed by Steven Caple Jr., who previously helped Creed II.
The film is based on Transformers: Beast Wars, the comic book from the 90s. It’s a prequel that will introduce several new characters to the live-action universe, including Rhinox and “beast mode” Optimus Primal, a captain of Maximals. Other beloved characters like Hops and Optimus Prime will also appear. Animal Rise will also examine how Optimus Prime was dedicated to protecting humanity.
On his Instagram, Steven Caple Jr. announced. a first-look image of the designs for the first-generation Transformers. The first image shows Autobots, decorated with pastels with retro designs that do not look like cars James Bond would have driven back in the day. The second image shows the Decepticons looking menacing with more muted, militaristic colors. In fact, a design almost exactly resembles the evil truck in Steven Spielbergs Duel. See the pictures below:
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set about seven years after the events of Bumblebee and follows two archaeologists mixed in a war between Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons. It is located in Brooklyn and parts of Peru, including Machu Picchu, as revealed in the Instagram post. The film will play Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Vélez, Tobe Nwigwe and Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal. Transformers 7 will storm theaters on June 24, 2022.
This new glimpse of Autobots and Decepticons continues the trend with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts pushes for more accurate interpretations of the original Transformers from the animated series. Caple focuses on brighter, poppy colors and sleek designs over the intricate CGI-filled work the Michael Bay films were known for. This is also in line with the style Bumblebee, the more stripped-down narrative it Animal Rise follows directly on Transformers timeline.