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Is Transformers: Rise of the Beasts a Sequel to 2018's Bumblebee?

A new year looming means another opportunity for the Transformers movie franchise to take flight and we confirm if Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a sequel to 2018’s Bumblebee.

Bumblebee was the last Transformers live-action to come from Hasbro’s toy line, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld as the protagonist alongside Dylan O’Brien voicing the young Autobot.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr. helming a screenplay by Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber, and Jon Hoeber, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will feature Optimus Prime during 1994 in Brooklyn, New York, and Peru.

Is Transformers: Rise of the Beasts a sequel to Bumblebee?

Yes, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is confirmed to be a sequel to 2018’s Bumblebee.

The seventh film in the Transformers series also serves as a prequel to the Michael Bay movies, but the movie takes place after the events of Bumblebee.

With Bay’s movies taking place in the late 2000s and Bumblebee set in 1987, ScreenRant confirmed that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes place seven years after Bumblebee in 1994.

What is the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Trailer Song?

The trailer song that plays during the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G..

Debuting on the legendary hip-hop artist’s first studio album Ready to Die in 1994, Juicy was ranked as the best hip-hop track of all time by the BBC and stands as one of the chart-toppers of the 90s, according to Billboard.

23 years after his death in 1997 at the age of 24, The Notorious B.I.G. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his music continues to influence the genre today.

Meet the Transformers: Rise of the Beats Cast

This entry sees future Ironheart actor Anthony Ramos leading the Autobots war as protagonist Noah.

Other fresh faces to the franchise include Pete Davidson, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Yeoh from the upcoming The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Below, we have included the full cast list for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: 

  • Anthony Ramos – Noah
  • Dominique Fishback – Elena
  • Peter Cullen – Optimus Prime
  • Pete Davidson – Mirage
  • Liza Koshy – Arcee
  • Cristo Fernández – Wheeljack
  • John DiMaggio – Stratosphere
  • Ron Perlman – Optimus Primal
  • Michelle Yeoh – Airazor
  • David Sobolov – Rhinox
  • Peter Dinklage – Scourge
  • David Sobolov – Battletrap
  • Michaela Jaé Rodriguez – Nightbird
  • Tobe Nwigwe – Reek

Additionally, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse actor Luna Lauren Velez has been cast in an undisclosed role for now.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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