Paramount Pictures has cast Michelle Yeoh and Pete Davidson in the upcoming seventh episode of the Transformers film franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, based on the Hasbro Transformers action toys and the iconic 1990s television series, Beast Wars.
Yeoh will provide the voice of Airazor, while Davidson will provide the voice of Mirage; it was previously reported that Steven Caple Jr. would serve as a director. Anthony Ramos of “In the Heights” fame joins Dominque Fishback in this cast.
Taking place 15 years after the events of the first Transformers film, the new sequel Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will bring the Maximals and Terrorcons to the ongoing fight on Earth between the Autobots and Decepticons while also offering a globe-spanning adventure set in the 1990s.
In the film, robots from several extraterrestrial civilizations combat with one another. The term alludes to a subset of dogs called Beast Wars.
In the tale, the Predacons are the Beast Wars robots’ natural adversaries, thus the Autobots and Maximals have to work together to defeat them.
Former military electronics specialist Noah, played by Ramos, has lately been teased by the actor.
He said: “He’s all about taking care of the people he loves. (He comes) from a lower-income home, so Noah’s always hustling. The one thing I love about Noah is his tenacity and his heart, and his will to never quit, in spite of all the crazy things life is throwing at him. Then, it’s amazing to see his journey when we venture out into the world, when the humans meet bots and things start to happen.”
In addition to providing financial backing, New Republic Pictures is also serving in an executive capacity on the project. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, and Duncan Henderson are the producers of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The release date for the sequel was originally slated for June 9, 2022, however, it was moved back a year due to production delays caused by a global epidemic.