Get to Know the Characters of ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’
The fabled commander of the Autobots, Optimus Prime transforms into a shiny red 1987 Freightliner LFA, with sharp silver trim. He is stoic, fearless, thoughtful and will not stop until the Decepticon threat – and any sinister mutations of it – has been neutralized for good and his Autobots have returned home to Cybertron.
Combat abilities: A formidable fighter, Optimus Prime has a left fist that doubles as an Ion Blaster and a right that doubles as an Energon Sword.
Voiced by: Peter Cullen
An Autobot scout most known for forming friendships with humans, Bumblebee converts into a black and yellow 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, now with a rugged off-road update. Open, optimistic and the eternal adventurer, he is fueled by the need to be there for his friends and fight to the end for the greater good.
Combat abilities: No matter the mission or challenge, Bumblebee will always bring his A-game.
This Autobot warrior, which has been stuck in an underground car park for way too long for his liking, converts into a silver 964-Gen Porsche 911. Cool, casual and can be a little cocky, Mirage delights in pushing limits and testing boundaries, and isn’t afraid to challenge authority. Despite all that, he sincerely believes in doing the right thing and would never let any harm come to his friends.
Combat abilities: Can do holographic illusions. With the ability to multiply before his opponents’ eyes, he can throw them off his tail in a flash.
Voiced by: Pete Davidson
This Autobot sharpshooter transforms into a sleek, dark pink and white Ducati 916 motorcycle and enjoys verbal sparring with her friends and allies. Like her fellow Autobots, Arcee is a tireless defender of freedom and the common good, dedicated to protecting the right of all sentient beings to determine their own destiny.
Combat abilities: In her motorcycle mode, Arcee dazzles with her agility and precision of movement as a hunter and an elite sharpshooter. And it doesn’t hurt that she has a double-barreled Ion blaster.
Voiced by: Liza Koshy
A master Autobot mechanic, Wheeljack, who’s been hiding out in South Africa, transforms into a brown and cream 1970 Volkswagen Bus. Known to his allies for his ingenuity and technical knowledge, Wheeljack is also committed to ending the war that threatens Earth, so he and the rest of the Autobots can make a peaceful return to Cybertron.
Combat abilities: An ingenious inventor, a crack mechanic and an intrepid scientist, Wheeljack is one triple-threat Autobot.
Voiced by: Cristo Fernández
This Autobot transport plane converts into a military-green monolith that’s an amalgamation of the body of a C-130 Hercules, the wings of a C-17 Globemaster III, the cockpit of a C-5 Galaxy, and the tail of an Antonov An-225. A gruff and unflappable senior member of the Autobot team, Stratosphere is currently grounded but ready to fly back into action.
Combat abilities: Stratosphere’s vast size can fit the entire Autobot team inside his massive cargo hold. He can also provide high-altitude covering fire.
Voiced by: John DiMaggio
The leader of the Maximals, a heroic beast faction of Transformers bots, Optimus Primal has been hiding out in the jungles of Machu Picchu, Peru, and converts into a 13-foot-tall metallic silverback gorilla with fists the size of boulders. Optimus Primal and the rest of the Maximals are ever vigilant, watchful for the return of an evil they have battled across galaxies, for eons.
Combat abilities: A roar from Primal is enough to stop enemies in their tracks, and a pound from his gigantic fists makes even the ground quake in fear.
Voiced by: Ron Perlman
A Maximal scout, Airazor converts into a peregrine falcon with a jaw-dropping wingspan and deadly poise and power, and is unafraid to operate alone and fly without backup.
Combat abilities: Her falcon beast mode gives Airazor astonishing attack capabilities in tandem with her high-flying prowess, like being able to rain down destructive fire from her mighty beak.
Voiced by: Michelle Yeoh
This Maximal warrior converts into a cheetah the size of a small truck with a grace and athleticism that belies his bulk.
Combat abilities: A supersonic blur, Cheetor is the fastest of all the Transformers beasts. His sheer speed combined with his colossal claws means he can strike down his enemies before they even see him coming.
Voiced by: Tongayi Chirisa
Another Maximal warrior, Rhinox converts into an enormous metallic Rhino – 8,000 pounds of sheer force.
Combat abilities: Defined by his staggering strength and peerless physicality, once Rhinox gets going, he is impossible to stop.
Voiced by: David Sobolov
The most fearsome hunter in the universe, this Terrorcon leader converts into a monstrous looking 1994 Peterbilt 359, with four exhausts belching black smoke into the air, and a horrifying, maw-like front grill. Ruthless, cunning, treacherous and incredibly powerful, Scourge commands the Terrorcons on the mission of annihilation they have carried out for thousands of years across thousands of worlds, leaving nothing but chaos and ruin in their wake.
Combat abilities: Scourge is as patient as he is fierce and ferocious – a deadly combination. The ultimate Autobot-hunting machine, he has a giant electric claw and devastating blade. He also has a collection of six-legged Terrorcon Freezers – mechanical insectoids that can sniff out his prey.
Voiced by: Peter Dinklage
This elite Terrorcon scout and enforcer transforms into a blood orange and black GMC with a rear-mounted crane for dragging the carcasses of his defeated enemies away.
Combat abilities: In the spirit of his considerable appetite for destruction, Battletrap’s left fist is capable of unleashing an electrified flail – a huge ball on a chain designed for maximum carnage.
Voiced by: David Sobolov
A Terrorcon ninja, Nightbird is the ultimate assassin that converts into a jet-black Nissan Skyline GTR R33, with a suitably shadowy matt copper trim.
Combat abilities: An enemy you don’t see coming until it’s too late, Nightbird is armed with twin katanas and an ability to attack her victims in deadly silent strikes.
Voiced by: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
Known as a devourer of planets, Unicron uses the energy from the ecosystems he’s ingested to become the most omnipotent force in the multiverse. An embodiment of evil, Unicron’s primary function is to bring chaos and ruin, and he uses the Terrorcons to accomplish this mission.
Combat abilities: Unicron is an ever so hungry deity so large it can consume entire other worlds – and all life on them.
Voiced by: Colman Domingo
Noah is an ex-military electronics expert who, in his pursuit to help provide for his family, becomes a reluctant hero in the war between enormous extra-terrestrial bots that could end humanity as we know it.
Combat abilities: He’s brave even when the odds are massively against him.
Played by: Anthony Ramos
A keen but largely underappreciated artifacts researcher working at the New York Museum of Archaeology, Elene has a passion for mankind’s history that might just safeguard its future.
Combat abilities: Terrorcons or not, Elena isn’t one to back down from a fight – especially one that can save the world.
Played by: Dominique Fishback
About Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to join them as allies in the existing battle for earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in theaters June 7.
The screenplay is by Joby Harold and Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters and Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, story by Joby Harold, based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ Action Figures.
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, Duncan Henderson.
The film stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, Cristo Fernández.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Connect with #Transformers #RiseOfTheBeasts and tag @paramountpicsph
Photo & Video Credit: “Paramount Pictures International”
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