• The seventh installment of the “Transformers” franchise will be titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.”
  • It will be based in 1994 Brooklyn, New York, starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback.
  • “Rise of the Beasts” will also bring back fan favorites, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
  • “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is out June 24, 2022.

“Transformers” is going into Beast Mode. Look out, Brooklyn. On Tuesday, director Steven Caple Jr. and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura shared significant changes coming to the seventh installment of the mega-franchise during a virtual event Tuesday to mark the beginning of production.

Based in 1994 Brooklyn, New York, the new film titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” features new humans, including “In the Heights” star Anthony Ramos and “Judas the Black Messiah” star Dominique Fishback.

“Rise of the Beasts” will bring back fan-favorite Optimus Prime and introduce characters from “Beast Wars,” the 1990s “Transformers” animated series, in the existing Earth battle between the Autobots and evil Decepticons.

“There are different breeds of Transformers,” said Caple Jr. Prepare for Maximals, creature-like descendants of the world-protecting Autobots, Predacons, descendants of the evil Decepticons, and a new movie villain Terrorcons, which will bring the boom to Brooklyn.

“And there are prehistoric animals that travel through time and space, powerful beasts,” he added. “That’s something new we’re dropping onto the table. There are some dope characters that I’m going to introduce.”

“We get to pair everybody up against each other,” vowed Di Bonaventura. “So it becomes a grand finale epic ‘Transformers’ experience.”

From new and returning characters to more iconic “Transformers” battles, here’s what fans can expect in the “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” coming June 24, 2022.

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