New ‘Transformers’ Film ‘Rise of the Beasts’ Announced

Back in 2018, the Transformers film universe got its first official spin-off film that wasn’t directed by Michael Bay but rather Travis Knight of Kubo and the Two Strings fame and starred Hailee Steinfeld – the movie is Bumblebee and proved to be a massive success critically and commercially.

However, that was a spin-off origin story and it was clear that the main series of films would continue. The series is known for raking in a ton of money at the box office ($4.84 billion to be specific), and so, sequels are destined to continue.

Just this week it was announced that a new film in the series would be titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts which is set to be directed by Steven Caple Jr. with a screenplay by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, starring Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, and Lauren Velez.

The title of this latest installment will surely remind massive Transformers fans of the 1990s cartoon Beast Wars which centered on a group of robots that took animal form.

“There are different breeds of Transformers,” said Caple. “In our particular film, they are prehistoric animals who travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth.”

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will partially be set in Brooklyn, New York, and will also go to Peru, among other locations, and will be released theatrically on June 24, 2022 by Paramount Pictures.


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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