Paramount Pictures has announced that the seventh Transformers movie will be based on Beast Wars. The movie titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” will focus on both Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal. The film will be set in New York City in 1994 and will also feature Air-Razor, Rhinox, Terrorcons, and Predacons. The film will be directed by Steven Caple Jr., from a screenplay by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, and a story by Joby Harold.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set after Bumblebee’s 2018 film and will have new human characters as leads; Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, and Luna Lauren Velez. A Leak posted 4Chan about the 7th Transformers’ movie suggested that the film will be a heist type like Ant-Man and Indiana Jones. The film will see Optimus Prime and the Autobots stealing an artifact. Megatron and the Decepticons are also in the movie. Megatron being in the movie could be a possibility since the film will have both Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime.
Speaking about finally introducing Beast Wars producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said, “We had somewhat exhausted, I would say, the battle between Decepticons and Autobots.” Beast Wars will also be introduced in the final chapter of Netflix’s CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, which arrives on the streaming service on July 29.
Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties: Transformers) debuted in 1996 and ended on March 7, 1999. The series served as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The series featured the Maximals and Predacons, descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons respectively, and was set in the future of the “original” Transformers continuity; however, it was eventually revealed that they had traveled back in time before the series began and were actually on a prehistoric Earth some time in between when Optimus Prime and Megatron first crash-landed on Earth and the time when they awoke. Beast Wars was set up as a sequel to the first Transformers series.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to open on June 24, 2022. The film will be released in Japan under the title Transformers: Beast Kakusei.