The second Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer has arrived, giving us our first look at the live-action Unicron.
For those unfamiliar with Unicron, he is a planet-sized Transformer who consumes other planets. In other words, he’s everyone’s enemy.
Not only will we see Autobots and Decepticons this time, but we’ll also be meeting the Maximals – the good animals – and the Predacons – the evil animals – from the Beast Wars era of Transformers. The first bots confirmed from these groups are Optimus Primal, Rhinox, Cheetor, and a few more will appear.
“There are different breeds of Transformers,” Caple said when the film was first announced. “In our particular film, they are prehistoric animals who travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth.” Caple also shared that the film is set in the 1990s in Brooklyn, New York and Peru. “You are going to feel hip-hop culture,” said Caple. “You are going to feel Brooklyn.”
Anthony Ramos (In The Heights) and Dominique Fishback (Project Power) star in the film. Ramos will be playing Noah, a military veteran and a wiz with electronics. “The one thing I love about Noah is his tenacity and his heart and his will to never quit in spite of all the crazy things life is throwing at him,” said Ramos. “It’s amazing to see his journey when we then venture out into the world when the humans meet bots and things start to happen and shit gets real.”
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will hit theaters on June 9, 2023.