As production as begun on the seventh Transformers film, Transformers: Rise of The Beasts, a new voice actor has been enlisted by Paramount Pictures for a key role in the giant robot vs robot big screen saga. The latest installment will be bringing various characters from the Beast Wars cartoon to the film franchise.
Character actor Ron Perlman, likely best known as the actor behind the original toy Hellboy movies has joined the project playing Maximal leader, Optimus Primal, a Prime that transforms into a giant gorilla instead of a semi-truck. The news comes from the folks over at Collider.
Perlman’s other credits include Pacific Rim, Blade II, Sons of Anarchy, Drive, Enemy At The Gates, Alien Resurrection, The Lost City of Children, Cronos, and Monster Hunter.
Returning to the action and spectacle that first captured moviegoers around the world 14 years ago with the original Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in theatres June 24, 2022.