The Transformers franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years, with some movies being critically panned while others are hailed as instant classics. However, the latest addition to the series, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, is shaping up to be one of the best entries in the franchise yet.
To be precise, lead producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is confident that this upcoming addition to the franchise will be as much of a hit as the original Transformers movie.
Anthony Ramos is Excited for Rise of the Beasts
In a recent conversation, Anthony Ramos revealed that Rise of the Beasts is “rivaling right there with the first one,” referring to the 2007 Transformers movie that introduced the franchise to the world. This is a bold claim but one that has the potential to excite fans who are eager to see the series return to its former glory.
“Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who’s one of our lead producers on the movie, came up to me and said, ‘How are you feeling about the movie, man?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, I haven’t seen it.’ And he was like, […] ‘It’s rivaling right there with the first one.’
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The American actor further talks about how excited he is to be a part of something that “feels like the beginning of a new thing” and expresses how “grateful” he is “to be there.”
“I was like, ‘Wow!’ That movie was the introduction of the franchise, so it almost feels like an introduction into a new franchise. It feels like the beginning of a new thing, which feels amazing. Steven Caple Jr., our director, is amazing. Dominique Fishback, Pete Davidson, and the cast is insane. I’m just grateful to be there.”
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The 2018 movie Bumblebee provided a fresh perspective on the franchise, and Rise of the Beasts looks set to continue that trend. The movie is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and features an impressive cast that includes Ramos, Dominique Fishback, and Pete Davidson. The film’s trailer has also generated significant interest, with nearly 500 million views in the first week alone.
Transformers Franchise’s Fan Base Potential
Despite the franchise’s history of massive expenditures and box office results, Rise of the Beasts‘ success will rely on whether or not it manages to win over moviegoers.
The movie’s release date places it smack in the thick of the busy summer movie season. Despite the tough competition, Rise of the Beasts has the potential to be one of the biggest movies of the summer.
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The Transformers franchise has a dedicated fan base, and the new movie’s fresh approach to the series could attract a new generation of viewers. If di Bonaventura’s claim is true, and Rise of the Beasts is on par with the original Transformers movie, fans are in for a treat.
Rise of the Beasts will hit theatres on June 9, 2023.