TRANSFORMERS: Next Live Action Film Gets BEAST ALLIANCE Working Title; Possible Story Details Revealed

TRANSFORMERS: Next Live Action Film Gets BEAST ALLIANCE Working Title; Possible Story Details Revealed

The Michael Bay era of Transformers is at an end, but a new live-action film is on the way which just got a working title...and some explosive story details! Find more on what to expect here!

By JoshWilding - Feb 15, 2021 11:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Transformers
Source: The Illuminerdi

Love or hate the Transformers franchise, it's still one of Hollywood's most lucrative properties. 2018's Bumblebee was meant to serve as a soft reboot for the series, prioritising story over the explosive action in Michael Bay's movies. It took in a respectable $467 million at the box office and was widely praised by critics, but a lot of work needs to be done to return to those $1 billion glory days!

Another live-action movie is currently in the works at Paramount Pictures, with Creed 2 helmer Steven Caple Jr. in the director's chair. Shooting is expected to begin later this year, and The Illuminerdi is now reporting that the project currently has the working title of Transformers: Beast Alliance

It's said to take place in the same timeline as Bumblebee, with a 1990s setting. It's noted that Beast Alliance will "have the flavor of a heist film that will span from Brooklyn to South America." There's no word on which Autobots and Decepticons will appear, but the site adds that an African America or Latino actor is wanted for the lead, as is a slightly older female lead who can pass for a New Yorker.

If the Beast Alliance title sounds familiar, it's probably because of the animated Beast Wars TV show! If elements from that find their way into this movie, then it promises to be completely nuts. 

No release date has been set for this next instalment of the Transformers franchise, but keep checking back here for updates. In the meantime, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts below. 

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Origame - 2/15/2021, 11:02 AM
Yeah, if you're hearing that description for the film and still think it has to do with beast wars, you clearly never saw the show.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/15/2021, 11:11 AM
@Origame - To be fair, this is Paramount we're talking about here. They don't exactly have a track record of honoring the source material. This could very well be their (shitty) version of Beast Wars.
Origame - 2/15/2021, 11:36 AM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - the 1990s?
Scarilian - 2/15/2021, 1:55 PM
@Origame -
The core aspect of Beast Wars began with a heist, the stealing of the 'Voyager Golden Record'.

That said, yeah, this is likely not Beast Wars inspired. It could set-up the elements that will result in Beast Wars or even find a way to work in Maximals/Predacons as a faction that exists alongside the Autobots/Decepticons though. I feel the title somewhat hints towards the idea of Beast Wars being incorporated.
NGFB - 2/15/2021, 11:07 AM
Please make it go away.
FusionWarrior - 2/15/2021, 11:09 AM
WakandanQueen - 2/15/2021, 11:09 AM
Bumblebee was a cute little film
Spidey91 - 2/15/2021, 11:10 AM
I really hope they're not doing Beast Wars in a contemporary human setting °.°
then again who knows how realiable is that source. just make a follow-up to Bumblebee with the rest of the Autobot crew and you're set.
Spidey91 - 2/15/2021, 11:12 AM
but in the case they're doing a proper Beast Wars movie, with the correct setting and all, then my answer is pretty much...
EZBeast - 2/15/2021, 11:14 AM

This pisses me off...beast wars is one of my all time favorite shows and even the sequel series beast machines and the Japanese beast wars deserve better than some stinking connection to the current films...
eagc1995 - 2/15/2021, 1:21 PM
@TheFireForce - Technicalyl speaking they are no longer connected with the previous films, Bumblebee and this film are set outside of the Bay universe
EZBeast - 2/15/2021, 2:37 PM
@eagc1995 - really? I thought it was pre Bay film? Still I’d like it to be its own story and not connected to the current film universe.
The og beast wars took place when humans were just primates and that setting could easily be done and could potentially have a cyberton film first that would lead into it.
Just my thought but bumblebee has no reason to connect to any of this.
solskulldeath - 2/15/2021, 4:47 PM
@TheFireForce - but bumblebee was a good movie.
eagc1995 - 2/15/2021, 7:20 PM
@TheFireForce - It was originally intended to be set in the Bay universe. There is actually and early cut of the film which was set in the Bay universe

But they did a heavy retooling of the film during reshoots to severe its ties to the Bay films and make Bumblebee the first installment of a new rebooted universe, only few elements of the original Bayverse cut remain such as Bumblebee design and Sector 7. The final but of the film does not fit within the canon of the Micheal Bay films, for example Transformers: The Last Knight states Bumblebee came to Earth during World War 2, but this film has him land on Earth during the 80s, The film treats this as being Sector 7 first interaction with Transformers, even though the Bay films the organization was created to deal with Transformers from the very beginning, Optimus and the rest of the Autobots arrive on Earth at the very end of the film during the 80s, which contradicts the original film in which they arrive on 2007.
DaHyro - 2/15/2021, 11:47 AM
I actually just rewatched the 1st and 3rd of the Bay movies and honestly.. they were a lot of fun. Stupid as hell and weren’t really “good”, but they were entertaining as hell
DaHyro - 2/15/2021, 12:07 PM
@Waddles - I refuse to acknowledge that they made 4 & 5 haha. I’m probably a little biased because I grew up with the trilogy, though.

Bumblebee was pretty great!
Cbmfilmjunkie - 2/15/2021, 12:26 PM
Anyone here old enough to remember this cartoon?

I’ve had this intro memorized since i can remember.

Jimster - 2/15/2021, 8:31 PM
@Cbmfilmjunkie - Oh yeah! I watched that show everyday before school. It's Laser time Boyz!
Cbmfilmjunkie - 2/15/2021, 8:58 PM
@Jimster -
Heck ya!

Didn’t last long but definitely a good memory 🤘🏽
YonnyLayna - 2/15/2021, 12:37 PM
To hell with humans make it animated.
Godzilla2000Zer - 2/15/2021, 12:52 PM
Andy Serkis as Optimus Primal
Himura - 2/15/2021, 1:01 PM
Why the [frick] would they need humans in a Beast Wars movie?
eagc1995 - 2/15/2021, 1:24 PM
@Himura - This is set during the 90s if the report are accurate so Humans are around
Himura - 2/15/2021, 1:34 PM
@eagc1995 - Alright...well then why the [frick] would they need to set it in the 90s?
eagc1995 - 2/15/2021, 7:27 PM
@Himura - Its meant to be a follow up to Bumblebee with Beast Wars characters

This is what i think is happening, so Hasbro is right now pushing for Beast Wars as we are getting new BW related figures, the Netflix Transformers: Kingdom series which will feature The Autobots meet the Maximals and they are doing a Beast Wars ongoing comic

So what i think is that Hasbro wants to do a Beast Wars movie, but at the same time they want to do a follow up to Bumblebee, so maybe instead of doing two seperate films they are trying to merge Bumblebee 2 and a Beast Wars movie into 1 single film
SonOfAGif - 2/15/2021, 1:36 PM
Why not just have Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) Reprise the role? If it takes place roughly 10 years after Bumblebee it could work with him going to college in NY and him helping Bumblebee and the Autobots again and have Hailee Steinfeld cameo towards the end. Not sure why we need an entirely new lead when you have a likeable cast from the first film.
marvel72 - 2/15/2021, 1:46 PM
Reboot the franchise have generation 1 designs.

I think change the director, Joss Wheddon might available.

Just kidding, Zack Snyder must need some work.

Have some write the script and story and have him do the visuals, maybe set it on Cybertron and by the end they come to earth setting up the sequel.
Himura - 2/15/2021, 2:11 PM
@marvel72 - You literally just described War for Cybertron
marvel72 - 2/15/2021, 2:39 PM
@Himura - Don't know, haven't watched it, is it any good?

If it's good why not adapt a live action version.
eagc1995 - 2/15/2021, 7:13 PM
@marvel72 - Technically speaking they already did that with the Bumblebee solo film, it is a reboot, all of the characters have G1 designs expect for Bumblebee and it changes directions.

And we are getting a Cybertron animated film which will be made by the director of Toy Story 4. so we are getting that too
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