Opening in theaters on June 9 is the seventh “Transformers” live-action movie titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” which was directed by Steven Caple Jr. (“Creed II”).
What is the plot of ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’?
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce an all-new faction of Transformers, the Maximals, to join them as allies in the existing battle for earth.
“Unite or fall.”
2 hrs 7 minsJune 5, 2023
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Returning to the action and spectacle that captivated moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a globetrotting journey through the 90s…
Who is in the cast of ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’?
‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ stars Anthony Ramos (‘A Star is Born’) as Noah Diaz, Dominique Fishback (‘Judas and the Dark Messiah’) as Elena Wallace, Luna Lauren Velez (‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider -Verse’) as Breanna Diaz, Tobe Nwigwe (Netflix’s ‘Mo’) as Reek, Dean Scott Vazquez (‘In the Heights’) as Kris Dias, and Michael Kelly (‘Man of Steel’) in an undisclosed role.
The film also features the voices of Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Pete Davidson as Mirage, Liza Koshy as Arcee, Cristos Fernandez as Wheeljack, John DiMaggio as Stratosphere, Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, Michelle Yeoh as Airazor, David Sobolov as Rhinox, Tonagayi . Chirisa as Cheetor, Peter Dinklage as Scourge, Michaela Jae Rodriguez as Nightbird, and Colman Domingo as Unicron.
Moviefone recently had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback about their work on “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” their love for the franchise, their characters, and their work with the beloved robots.
Moviefone: First off, Anthony, how familiar were you with the ‘Transformers’ universe before making this movie?
Anthony Ramos: Very. ‘Beast Wars: Transformers’ was a favorite from my childhood and I love all the Maximals. I went crazy when Optimus Primal in the movie said, “Maximals maximizes.” I promise you, I jumped out of my seat. That moment made me more hyped than the Autobots deployment, because “Beast Wars” was such a big part of my childhood, so I’m deeply connected to those characters. Then I saw the ‘Transformers’ movies after that, so I was a huge fan.
MF: Dominique, and you? Were you a fan of “Transformers” before being cast in this film?
Dominique Fishback: In fact, when Anthony watched cartoons, I watched a bunch of romances, so I didn’t know about it. But I loved “Even Stevens,” and I loved Shia LaBeouf on that show, and I was a huge Disney fan. I always wanted to be an actor. So when he went from “Even Stevens” to “Transformers,” I was like, “Oh man, okay.” I was mapping it out in my head, like, “Okay, I gotta do something like this, a show and then a movie like ‘Transformers.'” I never thought it would actually be ‘Transformers,’ so it is truly amazing.
MF: Anthony, can you explain why Noah is so willing to help Transformers and partner with them?
AR: He’s broke. There’s a lot of things you’ll do when you don’t make money, but he’s also hopeless. He is desperate too, and this desperation comes from his love for his family and his desire to be able to help and support them and his sick brother. It almost seems like he feels like it’s a last resort. Obviously, he probably would have gotten a job eventually, but I think this is a movie about robots and transformers, and it just seems like his last resort is to join those alien robots.
MF: Dominique, can you tell us about Elena’s evolution as a character throughout the film?
FD: I think the growth is just intentional with (director) Steven Caple Jr. and saying, ‘Okay, in acting school you learn how a character is different from the start of the movie to the end of the movie , from the start of the scene to the end of the scene. So she begins, the beginning of the film, really committed to her books and doesn’t go on an adventure. I also think she’s a bit scared of exposing herself. She lives behind her books, and I think even at first it’s like, “Oh, you want me to go?” Then, at the end, there’s a feeling of, “I’m here for this fight too, and I’m not leaving either,” kind of thing.
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“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is produced by Skydance, Paramount, di Bonaventura Pictures, Bay Films, New Republic Pictures, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production, Hasbro Studios, Entertainment One and Amblin Entertainment. It is set to hit theaters on June 9, 2023.