The seventh installment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is all set to release in 2023. The movie will feature actors Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback as two Brooklyn natives, all set for the face-off between Autobots and the Decepticons. Extending the cast, two other well-known actors have been confirmed as a part of the film. Michelle Yeoh, who recently starred in Everything Everywhere All At Once, and The Suicide Squad actor, Pete Davidson are all set to be a part of the new movie in the Paramount Pictures franchise.
Fan Reactions to Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh Joining the Movie
After director Steven Caple Jr. took to Instagram to reveal the two new cast members with a behind-the-scenes video of Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh in a recording booth, fans had mixed reactions to the news. While on one hand, they were ecstatic to see Yeoh, the reactions were not quite positive for Pete Davidson. Fans went ahead to say that they never imagined seeing these two names in the same sentence and that casting Michelle Yeoh was a huge win for the movie, while they are unsure if they could say the same for the Marmaduke actor.
My favorite and least favorite person ever in one film
— Ghoul4153 (@Garf4153) October 11, 2022
Michelle yay! Pete…. pic.twitter.com/iKl7gzOQ52
— 👾KidKinobi👾 (@Kid_Kinobi) October 11, 2022
Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh in one movie pic.twitter.com/i3gmIfB2my
— Ã (@lfcarif_) October 11, 2022
Pete is gonna play the goofy guy. Hate it
— Reece 🇻🇨 (@nupersona) October 11, 2022
These are 2 names I never expected in the same sentence
— inkiad🏳️🌈 (@Inkiadk) October 11, 2022
Fans of the Transformers franchise have also previously criticized Michael Bay’s early movies in the franchise, stating that there was a lack of depth in the Transformers and the human characters. With Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh bringing their skills to the table, it is certainly exciting to see what they do for the movie.
Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh’s Characters
In the upcoming Transformers movie, Michelle Yeoh will be voicing the character of Airazor, a Maximal that transforms into a falcon, while actor Pete Davidson will give voice to Mirage, an Autobot that turns into a sleek silver-blue Porsche 964.
Despite the reactions received from the fans, the casting choices seem to be quite fitting. Since Mirage is often described as a cocky character, Davidson could possibly add his memorable comic personality, as seen in movies like The King of Staten Island, to the role. On the other hand, Airazor is more of a calm and confident character and thus, Yeoh could be the perfect choice owing to her brilliant acting skills as an action star and her composed demeanor. All fans can do now is wait for the release to see how the two actors add to the movie, and if the casting choice was right or not.
Along with Pete Davidson and Michelle Yeoh, there are plenty of other actors voicing robots in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, including Peter Cullen who is reprising his role as Optimus Prime, and Ron Perlman voicing Optimus Primal.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is all set to release in theatres on June 9, 2023.