Steven Caple Jr, the director of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has now given us an exciting revelation about his approach to the franchise. He has said that the movie would draw inspiration from the iconic movies from the 90’s such as Judgement Day, Terminator 2, Independence Day. He said that Transformers: Rise of The Beasts would pay homage to these 90’s classics by attempting to retain the heavy metal essence in the movie.
Steven Caple Jr has said that we would definitely feel a sense of expedition and journey in the movie. Furthermore, this spin would connect the franchise to the classics. Additionally, the heaviness of metal, as portrayed in Terminator 2, and all the stuff that is connected to it, will be worked on in the franchise. Steven Caple Jr also said,“ So I think when you’re looking at our film and looking at sort of where we’re taking it,(we) kind of want to bring that classic expedition, that classic journey through New York, and where we go from there”
Terminator 2, which recently celebrated its 30th birthday, and Independence Day, are regarded as classics in the action sci-fi genre. With Transformers: Rise of The Beasts, being based in the 90’s, Steven Caple Jr has chosen the perfect start off point.
The Bumbleebee Connection:
Steven Caple Jr said that he is a fan of the Transformers franchise. He has also said that the Travis Knight’s 80’s set- Bumble Bee always fascinated him. Steven is eager to tell the audience his version of the story. He also states that as a fan, he loved watching all the Transformers movies and loved the way Knight was able to backtrack to 1987. He said that it gave the people something to remember and connect to as well add a feeling of nostalgia. Steven also added that he was curious when he met Lorenzo (Di Bonaventura) and his team. Lorenzo told Steven that the storyline would be set in 1994. And Steven thought it was a great idea due to the rich and vibrant culture.
The filmmaker plans to avoid the typical portrayal of the 90’s. Instead, he plans on bringing in a grittiness to the screen, along with the typical ’90s classic music and energy. Furthermore, he has said that he is looking forward to capturing the right balance of the 90’s era. Steven Caple Jr. said, “There’s a level of grit, but grit that I kinda naturally default to, that we can really make pop, you know, in terms of our world. And the Autobots stepping into the 90’s, and all the callbacks and fun, we can sort of play with there, in that era.“
The Cast and Crew:
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the spiritual descendant of the Bumblebee. The movie is scheduled to release on June 24, 2022.