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Transformers 7 cast list, reviews, plot, trailer, and news

Rise of the Beasts is set to act as a sequel to 2018 film Bumblebee: Here's what we know about the Transformers 7 release date, cast, trailers and more.

Optimus Prime, Optima Prime and the rest of the Transformers Rise of Beasts cast

What is the Transformers 7 release date? There’s a lot of buzz around Transformers: Rise of the Beasts — the follow-up to 2018 action movie Bumblebee — but a long and arduous production process along with the pandemic has meant that the robot movie had to adjust its initial release date schedule, leading to confusion about when Rise of the Beasts: the seventh movie in the live-action Transformers movies franchise will actually be coming to theaters.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr, Rise of the Beasts is set to loosely follow the Beast Wars storyline from the 1984 animated series. Peter Cullen will be reprising his voice role as Optimus Prime, with the science fiction movie set to focus on Prime in 1990s New York and Peru. Various other Autobots, Maximals and Terrorcons are also set to appear in the film alongside a live-action human cast.

Joby Harold formulated the story for this film and worked on the screenplay along with Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay are also returning to produce the film, among others. Here, you can find your one-stop guide for the film, where we will break down the Transformers 7 release date, plot, and cast.

Who’s in the Transformers 7 cast?

The Transformers: Rise of the Beasts cast features Anthony Ramos, Ron Perlman, Michelle Yeoh, and Peter Dinklage, alongside plenty of other big names.

Peter Cullen reprises the role of Optimus Prime because, let’s be honest, it’s illegal to make a Transformers project without him at this point. There’d be riots.

The Transformers 7 cast list:

  • Anthony Ramos as Noah Diaz
  • Dominique Fishback as Elena Wallace
  • Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
  • Dylan O’Brien as Bumblebee
  • Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal
  • Peter Dinklage as Scourge
  • Michelle Yeoh as Airazor
  • Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Nightbird
  • Pete Davidson as Mirage
  • Cristo Fernández as Wheeljack
  • John DiMaggio as Stratosphere and Transit
  • David Sobolov as Rhinox
  • Tongayi Chirisa as Cheetor
  • David Sobolov as Battletrap
  • Lauren Vélez as Mrs Diaz
  • Tobe Nwigwe as Reek

Transformers 7 release date: Optimus Prime in Transformers 6

Transformers 7 reviews

The reviews for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been generally positive from audiences, with some middling to negative reviews from critics.

The movie is currently sitting at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 91% audience score, showing that audiences and Transformers fans may be more forgiving than critics on this one.

We’re siding with the critics this time round, and said as much in our Rise of the Beasts review.

Elsewhere, The Guardian described the movie as a “thunderous mess”, while Empire said that the latest installment was “logically negligent”.

It’s not all negative, though, with Roger Ebert dubbing the movie as “better than most offerings in the franchise,” and Rolling Stone calling it “the best Transformers movie”.

Rise of the Beasts: Scrouge in Rise of the Beasts

What’s the Transformers 7 plot?

Transformers Rise of the Beasts plot follows Noah Diaz (Ramos), an ex-military electronics expert living in Brooklyn who’s drawn into the ongoing war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

The Autobots also meet new allies, the Maximals, and new enemies, the Terrorcons, in the film. Still, a much larger threat looms, the insidious Unicron.

If you’ve never heard of Unicron (shame on you) but he’s basically a planet-sized, world-devouring Transformer who’s got his sights set on making Earth his next meal.

Together, the Autobots and Maximals must work together to retrieve the Transwarp Key, which will finally allow them to go home.

Rise of the Beasts: Anthony Ramos as Noah

Is there a Transformers 7 trailer?

The newest Transformers 7 trailer was released on April 27, 2023. It gave the most in-depth look yet at the cast of Autobots, and introduced the stunning power (and threat) of the enormous Unicron. Watch it below:

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What is the Transformers 7 release date?

Transformers 7 was released in theaters on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Filming began in June 2021 and then wrapped in October of that year. Although the movie was initially slated for a June 2022 release, Paramount delayed the release of Rise of the Beasts by a whole year.

Rise of the Beasts: Pete Davidson as Mirage

Where can I watch Transformers 7?

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently playing in theaters. 

It’s going head-to-head with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, where it’s just managed to overtake in box office numbers. So if you want to see the latest Autobot antics, be sure and head to the big screen.

 Optimus Primal (Ron Perlman) in Transformers The Rise of Beasts

Will there be a Transformers 8?

Yes, there will be a Transformers 8. In February 2022, the official Paramount Plus Twitter doubled down on a 2023 release date for Rise of the Beasts while also revealing that both Transformers 8 and Transformers 9 were coming, with the tweet describing Rise of the Beasts as “the first in three new installments.”

You can watch the other Transformers movies and the animated series on Paramount Plus now. For all the things you need to know about the new movie, check out our guides on Maximals, Scourge, and the Rise of the Beasts ending explained.

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