‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’: Set Video Reveals Optimus Prime’s New G1 Look

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A new video from the New York set of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts shows off Optimus Prime’s new G1 look.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, is currently filming in Brooklyn, New York. The seventh film in the Transformers franchise, Rise of the Beasts is set to take place in 1994 and focuses on two humans who discover infamous Transformers. Details on the film are slim, though it is known that the seventh film in the storied franchise will take inspiration from the Beast Wars animated series that dominated television in the 90s.

It has already been confirmed that Maximals like Optimus Primal will be appearing in the film, but that doesn’t mean classic Transformers like Optimus Prime or Bumblebee won’t be showing up. In fact, with production ongoing in the streets of Brooklyn, a set video was captured that shows Optimus Prime’s classic G1 look. This is the first time a live-action Transformers film will see Optimus Prime in his G1 form.

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The same user shared a behind-the-scenes look at Autobot Scourge and another Transformer, though the identity of the latter is unconfirmed. 


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Transfomers: Rise of the Beasts will continue to film later into the year, before it releases next June. The film will see numerous Transformers legends return, including Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Arcee. Peter Cullen will return to voice Optimus Prime. 

Here is the synopsis for the most recent Transformers film, Bumblebee:

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.

Bumblebee is available on Digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest surrounding Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Ron Perlman, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

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