The Autobots are rolling out in Texas, as Paramount unveiled giant statues of the characters this summer Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal are some of the characters depicted in the figures, which are currently on display at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. The actors of the film, including Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback And Tobe Nwigwe were present at the unveiling of the statues, and they were joined by the director of the film, Steven Caple Jr Lorenzo di Bonaventurawho was in charge of producing the project, also made an appearance at the event.
The presentation of the statues at the acclaimed festival is meant to kick off a campaign that will take them all over the world, taking the opportunity to visit some of the biggest cities on the planet. Mexico City, New York, Singapore, Las Vegas, São Paulo, Sydney, Madrid, Chicago, Berlin, London and Tokyo will all count with the presence of the towering Autobots. The presence of the statues nearby will raise awareness for a large number of people in all these major cities when the next blockbuster is released, setting the stage for its June 9 debut. While the movie will mark the franchise’s seventh outing, it’s expected to work as a reboot of the series.
Along with the character announcement, three new character posters for the film were released, featuring Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and Mirage. Peter Cullenwho has voiced the leader of the Autobots since the 1980s animated series, will once again return to bring the iconic character to life. Ron Perlman joins the franchise as Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals, able to transform into a giant mechanical gorilla. pete davidson also makes his Transformers debut by voicing Mirage, an Autobot spy who can project holograms.
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In 1994, two human archaeologists (played by Ramos and Fishback) from Brooklyn enter into an ancient conflict through a globe-trotting adventure with the Autobots that ties into three factions of the Transformers race: the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons. . The Maximals are the next step in the evolution of Cybertronian, their theme being the animal kingdom. Their evil counterparts are those called Predacons, who also constantly fight with the other faction. The Terrorcons are an independent group of Cybertronians who dedicate their lives to hunting Autobots and Maximals.
Learn more about Cybertronian factions and history when Transformers: Rise of the Beasts hits theaters on June 9. You can see footage from the SXSW event, along with the new character posters for the film, below: