The seventh film in the blockbuster franchise from HASBRO and Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks has now confirmed its title. Transformers: Beast Wars.
The film will star In The Heights lead Anthony Ramos along with Dominique Fishback and is slated for a June 24th release in 2022.
We last saw a Transformers film with 2018’s Bumblee starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena and we last saw a film from the main series back in 2017 with The Last Knight.
Since 2007 Michael Bay has delivered action-packed (if somewhat critically disliked) blockbuster successes which originally acted as vehicles for Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox before moving on with Mark Wahlberg in the lead ‘human’ role.
The films have made over $4 billion worldwide and are destined to add perhaps another $1 billion next year as the pandemic’s effect is reduced further.
Transformers: Beast Wars?
Beast Wars originated after the first generation of Transformers in 1984-1990 and the Western version of the animated series debuted in 1996 running until 1999.
Set originally over 300 years since the original Transformers storyline it continues the story with Autobots and Decepticons replaced by Maximals and Predacons respectively.
Megatron reappears but only in name who stands against the leader of the Maximals, Optimus Primal. (See what they’ve done there?)
The difference with these Transformers is they are based on animals, birds, fish and reptiles or fish. We even see a Dinobot.
The series spawned countless sequels and video games and whilst the storylines were very similar to the original series it was praised for its writing, development and key positive messages to children.
2017 – Beast Wars Can’t Be A Film
Back in 2017, it was announced a Beast Wars film wouldn’t be happening, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated:
I don’t get Beast Wars, but you know, thankfully I’m not the only vote on it. I’ve never quite understood, they kind of feel like incompatible to me, you have animals, robots, we’re used to cars.
Yet, here we are in 2021 with a release date, title and cast confirmed. Director Steven Caple Jr takes over from Michael Bay for this new start to the franchise whom previously directed Creed II.
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