TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS "Big Game" TV Spot Introduces Mirage And Teases More Maximal Action

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS "Big Game" TV Spot Introduces Mirage And Teases More Maximal Action TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS "Big Game" TV Spot Introduces Mirage And Teases More Maximal Action

A new TV spot for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts was released during last night's Super Bowl, and as well as introducing Mirage, we get to see plenty of epic Autobot and Maximal action! Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Feb 13, 2023 11:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Transformers

During last night's Super Bowl, Paramount Pictures released its "Big Game" TV spot for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (via, and the spotlight is put squarely on Mirage and a little bit of vehicular product placement, of course.

Now a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8, he's based on the G1 character of the same name. A member of affluent Cybertronian society before the war, Mirage has always struggled to earn the trust of his fellow Autobots. Sometimes dubbed a "Decepticon sympathizer," his attitude isn't to everyone's liking, but he's always been there to lend Optimus Prime a hand when needed.

It's currently unclear how much of that will translate to the screen, but the animated Mirage also has the ability to create illusions which typically either render him invisible or make him appear to be somewhere he isn't.

The movie looks like an enjoyable ride based on what we see here, but another full-length trailer would definitely be welcomed. Fingers crossed that's on the way,

Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a '90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

As for the cast, that's led by Anthony Ramos, with Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Vélez, and Tobe Nwigwe joining him. Peter Cullen will once again lend his voice to Optimus Prime, while Ron Perlman has stepped in to play Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals.

Not too long ago, we learned that the movie has added Peter Dinklage (Scourge), Liza Koshy (Arcee), John DiMaggio (Stratosphere), David Sobolov (Rhinox/Battletrap), Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Nightbird), Cristo Fernández (Wheeljack), and Tobe Nwigwe (Reek).

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to be released in theatres on June 9, 2023. 

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thereeljoefish - 2/13/2023, 11:35 AM
John liguizamo?
thereeljoefish - 2/13/2023, 11:35 AM
@thereeljoefish - (SP)
MrDandruff - 2/13/2023, 11:43 AM
They forgot to market this movie's biggest selling point. The Beasts
grif - 2/13/2023, 3:40 PM
@MrDandruff - lol they paid 6-7 million for this
mountainman - 2/13/2023, 11:45 AM
This looks like it is returning to the ridiculous nature of the Bay movies. Bumblebee was a good step in the right direction, then they follow up with this cheese fest.

BeNice123 - 2/13/2023, 11:50 AM
Im getting more of the Autobots rather than The Rise of the Beasts.
dragon316 - 2/13/2023, 1:22 PM
@BeNice123 - there is more auto bots beast for maximals is prime cheetor air razor rhinox autobot mirage prime bumblebee wheeljack arcee and few others maybe
MotherGooseUPus - 2/13/2023, 12:03 PM
Beast wars was one of my favorite shows growing up. I hope this movie is good but looks like a Bayformers movie, which, only the original was good. Hoping i'm wrong and this is good.
dragon316 - 2/13/2023, 1:27 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - I have no problem bay version he made them look realistic not big blocky Lego looking if not for bay we would not be getting transformers movies at all bay did impossible he made transformers popular all over again he turned people who hated never like transformers turned them into fans movies are made for old and new fans alike watch this video what Reggie says is true need new fans keep things going keep transformers g1 all time we will never have these movies and never any new fans talk to about transformers.
I never saw people wear transformers clothes and have transformers logos on there cars until bay made first movie
EZBeast - 2/13/2023, 12:07 PM
Lol called rise of the beasts yet had almost no footage bud the maximals…
ModHaterSLADE - 2/13/2023, 12:21 PM
Loved the Beast Wars cartoon growing up. Can't wait.
Reeds2Much - 2/13/2023, 1:36 PM
They fix the scene where Primal splashes the humans twice and they just stand there and dodge getting wet?
FusionWarrior - 2/13/2023, 1:55 PM
Looks like Mirage will be the new Bumblebee?
Knightrider - 2/13/2023, 3:52 PM
So is this a sequel to Bumblebee, which I think acted like a ‘soft reboot’ or is it a sequel to original 5 movies?
AnthonyVonGeek - 2/13/2023, 4:22 PM
First trailer looked great but this teaser was extremely lackluster for me.
StSteven - 2/13/2023, 5:57 PM
*Ahem* Okay folks, if you've seen my previous posts on TF stuff here then you know that I'm a HUGE life-long TF fan going all the way back to the 80's (the OG Thundercracker was my first TF and I have an entire spare bedroom in my house full of them including that Robosen self-transforming OP and the 3-foot Unicron). And I visit more TF sites than I do CBM sites. Okay, creds hopefully established.

So I'm pretty up to speed with what is known about this movie so far and TFs in general don't get a whole lot of coverage on this site (which is understandable because it IS a CBM site after all), so I'm going to share what I know so far. And instead of addressing each comment above I'll just do kind of a group point address. And please understand that I'm just trying to share some knowledge and not be all like "I know everything about TFs, you know nothing" - it's just my jam (I seriously have a Deception symbol tattooed on my left shoulder). So here goes (likely SPOILERS follow):

- For those worried about the emphasis of this spot being on the Autobots and not the Maximals, worry not. This spot was promoted by Porsche (obviously), so the emphasis was going to naturally be on the cars, specifically Mirage (which if I may insert a personal note, considering that his original alt-mode was an F1 racer (which would be a little obvious driving around normal streets), making him a 90's Porsche was a pretty good choice (and they stuck to his original silver/blue/white) color scheme and didn't make him red or something). As an aside, I'll bet a nickel that Porsche is going to release a Mirage styled version of the 911 just like GM did with Bumblebee's Camero.

- From what I understand the second half of the movie is going to take place in Peru, which is where the Maximals come in. Here's a brief synopsis based on what I've read which may or not be accurate, but it all lines up (again SPOILERS!):
- In the first part of the movie there's a museum in NY where Dominique Fishback's character uncovers evidence of a TransWarp key (BW fans rejoice!) which is located down in Peru. The Autobots (which only include Prime, BB, Arcee, Mirage, and Wheeljack as far as I know) race down there the find it before the Terrorcons do.
- The Terrorcons are a subsection of the Decepticons and (sadly) NOT the G1 combiner team of monsters (although I think we kinda already been there and done that with "The Last Knight"). The team's leader is Scourge who seems to be kinda of an amalgam of both versions of "Scourge" in the TF lore, i.e. a minion of Unicron and the "evil OP" from the original "TF: Robots in Disguise" series (often confused for "Nemesis Prime"). Also are Battletrap and Nightbird, also G1 callbacks. The only other new TC so far is called "Freezer" and can turn into a weapon for the bigger TCs, kinda like a Targetmaster.
- I said that Scourge was an amalgam of those two characters because he looks like a Mad Max semi truck (RID Scourge was a semi) BUT seems to be associated with Unicron, as he is seeking the Transwarp Key to bring Unicron to Earth, which I find odd because the ending of "TLK" basically revealed that Unicron WAS Earth, but maybe this will actually explain how that's possible. Dunno.
- So the Autobots and Maximals will have to team up to stop Scourge. As far as I know so far, the Maximals only consist of Primal, Cheetor, Rhinox, and Airazor. I wouldn't be surprised if they're holding Rattrap back as a surprise, as he's a fan-favorite character, but don't get your hopes up about Dinobot.
- If you're wondering hw the TCs will be able to go up against the Autobots AND Maximals, from what I understand Scourge gets a hold of the TW Key and uses it to open a portal to summon a bunch of Predicons, specifically Scorponoks, but not the little ones from TF1 but BIG ASS ones, like the GI Headmaster-sized ones, hence how we end up with Predicons. There may be more Predicons involved, but so far all I've heard about is the Scorponoks.

- Hasbro is leaning HEAVILY into the "Beast" element of this movie and the associated toy line. Last week I saw official reveals of a bunch of the toys coming out associated with the movie and they all like "Beast Blasters" or "Beast Masters" or "Beast whatever", so for anyone fearing that the "BW" aspect will be downplayed, fear not. In fact as a collector I'm probably going to get sick of it after a while.
- Speaking of which, for you fellow collectors, there will be two different main toy lines going on simultaneously for this movie: the "standard" line (geared more toward kids) and the "Studio Series" line (which has been around for a couple of years and focuses on producing movie-accurate figures, even "TF-The Movie '86" figures). Interestingly enough, from What I've read both lines will be priced the same, so I don't know why collectors like myself would NOT go for the SS version.
- Also picking up on that last point and further addressing any concerns of the lack of emphasis on the beasts, of the figures that have been announced so far, Scourge and Primal will be Leader class size (which is the largest size for normal figures). Then Prime, Cheetor, Rattletrap, and Rhinox will be Voyagers, with the rest being Deluxes, except for Arcee who will be a Core class (because she turns into a motorcycle) along with Freezer.
- FWIW although I haven't seen any official confirmation from either Hasbro or Paramount, the overall thinking is that while the BB movie seemed like kind of a soft reboot, it wasn't. And both that movie and this new one are still considered to be in-canon along with the previous TF movies, and really serve as prequels (especially considering that BAY was a producer on "BB" and this new one). Which is why "BB" ended with BB in his Camero form and will have that in this one (although both he and OP will have "off-road" versions when they get to Peru).

FINALLY, and I want to make a special point of this based on some of the comments above, for anyone who (like myself) LOVED the opening animated sequence on Cybertron in "BB" and have said "Why can't we just get a whole movie of that?". Rejoice! It's coming to you next year! A fully animated, takes place on Cybertron movie is in the works (from what I've heard it's a prequel going back to the beginning of the war on Cybertron). And this was officially confirmed last week during a Hasbro Fan-fest live-stream event in which one of the Hasbro designers specifically mentioned that the design team that is currently working on the (non-SS) RotB toys and the Earthspark toys (the new animated series on Nickelodeon), is working on the toys for the 2024 animated movie.

Whew! I'm spent. Hopefully this SUPER LONG post helped to fill in some blanks for those fellow TF fans out there. If you have any other questions feel free to hit me up. Also, if you'd like links to my TF news sources s that you can check out this stuff for yourself also feel free to hit me up. And if you've made it this far, thanks!
RitoRevolto - 2/13/2023, 6:58 PM
Those G1 designs are fvcking orgasmic!
StSteven - 2/13/2023, 8:13 PM
@RitoRevolto - Yeah, they FINALLY went G1 with the "BB" movie and they were SO popular that they have a separate section of the Studio Series figures that are based on that CGI intro of the "BB" movie. Even if a character only had a brief shot (like Arcee, Iron Hide, Ratchet, Brawn, etc...). I know because I have them :).

Can't wait to see what they do with that new animated movie that I referenced in my small novel above. Seriously, if it's like 2 hours of what we saw at the beginning of "BB" I'll be giddy like a school girl and buying every figure.

BTW, speaking of G1 designs, Hasbro is continuing their "TF:TM '86" Studio Series line and are releasing Snarl (leader class) this year. I just saw early pics last week and he looks perfect, just like the previous ones that have been released so far (Grimlock, Sludge, and Slug(Slug)). Haven't heard anything about Swoop yet, but he's a '24 bot.
RitoRevolto - 2/13/2023, 11:32 PM
@StSteven - Don't even mention Transformers figures, I may be tempted to start a collection and my wallet can't take it lol. But I'm just glad this new creative team went with G1 designs. The bots look really good and Arcee especially looks amazing and like herself. Hated the Bayverse designs, they looked like exoskeletons, especially the Decepticons.
StSteven - 2/14/2023, 6:47 PM
@RitoRevolto - Heh heh. Then I probably shouldn't share a pic of my TF room (it's pretty impressive if I do say so myself). I originally started collecting them when I was in 8 in 1984 when G1 first came out. That was like all I wanted for birthdays and holidays so I had most of G1, some of G2, and pretty much got out of collecting by the time that BW came out because I was a cool high schooler and they don't collect toys, they collect chicks 😉.

I have all those in storage boxes in my parent's basement or in the closet of my TF room (I bring more back with me every time I visit them). Unfortunately, I have a younger brother who is 6 years younger than me, so he would just ravage my collection on a regular basis when I was a kid, no matter where I stored them (there was one time, for example, when I stored them all on a shelf really high up in my closet that he could not possibly reach, and while I was school one day he used the clothes hanging in the closet to pull himself up high enough that he could reach the shelf and pull it down. CRASH!).

Anyhow, I finally got back to collecting when I started grad school and discovered the beauty of taking out student loans WHILE also being a TA (which meant that my tuition was covered and I was getting a stipend), which was right around the time that "TF1" came out, so there were plenty of new toy lines to pick from for someone who all of a sudden had "disposable income" (I use that term in quotes because when I ended up finally graduating with my PhD I had over $160K in loans, so I probably should have waited until I got a real job with actual disposable income).

As it is, I usually don't collect the figures for the little kids (unless they're on a pretty serious discount), and I try to wait and buy them during some kind of sale (even if it's like when Target does their "spend $100 get $25 back" deal). Before the pandemic I would scour the discount stores (Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc.) for my TFs, but the pandemic caused me to eliminate any unnecessary shopping. Around the same time Hasbro launched "Hasbro Pulse" as their online store for all their main products (TFs, G. I. Joe, Nerf, etc.), and nowadays I get a lot of my TFs through that as (1) they have exclusives (both their own and retailer exclusives), and I'm a sucker for exclusives, (2) I pay $50/year for premium membership which includes free shipping (no matter the amount) which saves me a SHITLOAD in shipping, (3) as a Premium member I get early access to said exclusives and other releases, which these days don't even make it to the brick 'n mortar store half the time, (4) as a collector who keeps all my TFs in the boxes, I want the boxes in mint condition, which I have gotten 99.99% of the time from Pulse (which is always a gamble with the big box stores online). And any time that the box is screwed up Pulse will send me a brand new one and let me keep the original (as they damn well should considering how much money I throw at them - I'm pretty sure that there's a plaque with my name on it in their HQ somewhere). Anyhow, that's where I'm at these days with my collecting.

Regarding the TF movie designs... I know a good amount why they went with the designs that they did in the Bayverse movies (and technically we're still in the Bayverse), and it makes sense to me. But that doesn't mean that I was a huge fan, I was just elated to finally see TFs in live action (FWIW, my take is not so much that they look like exoskeletons, but more like what you would see if they took the G1 designs and peeled off the outer layer of armor. Kinda like what. human would look like if you peeled off their skin).

The thinking was basically that they're aliens, so they should have an alien design and not be all blocky like the G1 cartoon and not be beholden to the "human" design of 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 eyes, etc. And I get that. So in that aspect I think that they succeeded. But I think that they went too far with that aesthetic, and the new movie along with "BB" demonstrated that they can find a happy medium where the designs are pretty faithful to the G1 designs while still not being totally blocky, and I think that the fans have responded accordingly.

Now how they plan to carry that forward remains to be seen. If the current movies are truly in the Bayverse (which seems to be the case), then we'll see if they slowly modify the designs over however many more movies they plan to make before thy catch up to the 2007 movie or what else they do. They know what the fans want, both casual and hardcore, so let's see how they handle it.
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