Transformers: Rise of the Beasts confirmed to feature classic G1 character designs. Set as star From Hamilton Anthony Ramos and Judas and the Black Messiah‘s Dominique Fishback, The rise of the beasts It will serve as the seventh live-action film in the Transformers franchise that began with the original 2007 Michael Bay film. Since then, the franchise has seen a steady decline in critical responses to Bay’s subsequent sequels through to the 2018 prequel / soft reboot. Bumblebee directed by Kubo and the two strings Director Travis Knight reinvigorated the brand with a new vision.
In a recent series of official announcements from Paramount Studios, it was confirmed that not only had filming already begun, but that the new film would also be based on animation. Beast Wars series from the late 90s. Based on the Knight prequel set before the events of the Michael Bay movies, this last entry will be set in 1994 in Brooklyn, New York. Assuming the director’s chair this time is Creed ii director Steven Caple Jr. using a script written by Joby Harold, who also lent his talents to the next Obi-Wan Kenobi series currently in production.
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While there has been a lot of news about Rise of the Beasts’ Introducing the Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons, Paramount also announced information on the character designs. In addition, Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobot, adopts a new hybrid appearance inspired by the combination of his G1 appearance in Bumblebee and Bay’s subsequent films, old-school designs have also been announced for the female Autobot Arcee, who transforms into a Ducati 916 motorcycle, and Mirage, who transforms into a silver and blue-striped Porsche 911. Meanwhile, Bumblebee will give up his Volkswagen. Beetle is looking for a classic Camaro.
Those familiar with the original cartoon will know that the appearance of the original Mirage G1 vehicle was that of a blue and white Formula 1 race car, the Autobot Jazz was originally portrayed as a Porsche 935 Turbo. These minor differences aside, Caple Jr.’s willingness to continue Knight’s use of the classically inspired G1 designs indicates a willingness to capitalize on the success of the latest film. Where Michael Bay’s Transformer designs often deviated radically from the original cartoon, the nostalgia for having G1-inspired characters in Bumblebee it was a major selling point during the marketing campaign for that film.
Over the years Transformers The franchise has had its fair share of reviews, despite still doing well at the box office. Knight Bumblebee marked a major turning point for the franchise’s legacy, and viewers are eager to see if Transformers: Rise of the Beasts the significant increase in audience reception may continue. The decision to continue to rely heavily on G1 nostalgia is a good first sign, but the real test will be in how the final film will fare once it hits theaters in 2022.
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