TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Spoilers - New TV Spot Seemingly Reveals Major Character Death

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Spoilers - New TV Spot Seemingly Reveals Major Character Death TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS Spoilers - New TV Spot Seemingly Reveals Major Character Death

A low-res TV spot for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is doing the rounds online, and the footage appears to reveal a major character death. Take a look - as long as you're okay with spoilers...

By MarkCassidy - May 19, 2023 08:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Transformers
Source: Via SFF Gazette

Earlier this week, the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Twitter account shared a new teaser promo for the movie, but another TV spot recorded in lower-quality found its way online shortly after, and this one seemingly reveals a surprising character death.

Potentially major spoilers from this point on.

In the footage, we see Bumblebee leaping at the villainous Scourge, who first impales the beloved Autobot, before detonating an explosive and blowing him to bits!

We've seen Transformers return several times in these movies (they are robots, after all), but this still seems like a pretty big moment to reveal in a teaser.

We can't embed the video, but click HERE to see for yourselves. You can also see the officially-released teaser below.

Early reports indicate that Rise of the Beasts is a bit of a "mess." Quality never prevented these movies from making truck-loads of cash in the past, but box office tracking is also a little on the low side.

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.

Steven Caple Jr. directs, and the sequel stars Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Pete Davidson, Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Cristo Fernández.

Rise of the Beasts arrives in theatres June 9, 2023.

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SATW42 - 5/19/2023, 8:40 AM
I admittedly stopped watching these, but I thought they killed Optimus? When did they bring him back?
Deklipz - 5/19/2023, 8:51 AM
@SATW42 - They bring him back in the same movies they killed him in other than the original animated one.
Clintthahamster - 5/19/2023, 10:03 AM
@Deklipz - And even then, he was back in the TV series that followed the movie. That said, I could see them wanting to give Optimus a definitive ending before we lose Peter Cullen . . .
Deklipz - 5/19/2023, 10:13 AM
@ClintThaHamster - I can see that. Having a solid send off for him in the live action flicks would be nice. I'd kind of prefer having someone else step up after this movie. Branch away from Bay's timeline, keep the influences, and do something new moving forward from here. BB set up a solid foundation and this looks to expand that. Prime sacrificing himself to defeat Unicron and a new leader stepping out of the crowd would be cool.
StSteven - 5/19/2023, 10:22 PM
@Deklipz - You mean like a proper Rodimus Prime? There ya go.
Deklipz - 5/20/2023, 1:10 AM
@StSteven - I'd be super down with that. I'd be cool with Ultra Magnus stepping in as well for a movie or so then moving on to Rodimus.
StSteven - 5/20/2023, 1:16 PM
@Deklipz - And actually if read my unnecessarily long post later on down about the possibility that with this new movie mentioning time and space and the multiverse in Hasbro's official character bios, it's possible that this movie leads to a branch reality where in the 2007 movie OP and Megs actually end up killing each other in the Battle for Mission City (as opposed to the Battle for Autobot City in "TF:TM") and then Magnus becomes the new (temporary) leader like in "TF:TM" while the are waiting for the "Chosen One" to arise over the course of the next couple of movies, which finally culminates in the rise of Rodimus. Along the way you can take it off-world and introduce live-action versions of the "TF:TM" characters, like Kup, Blurr, the Quintessons )properly this time), the Junkions, etc. So basically a live-action version of "TF:TM" but over a trilogy of movies. That would be amazing if done well (key there). If if they must involve humans, remember that "TF:TM" DID have Spike and Daniel (although Daniel was kinda annoying in retrospect).
Deklipz - 5/20/2023, 2:37 PM
@StSteven - While I seriously doubt there’s any cohesive plan for the series I’d be good with them just using this as a soft reboot and branching off into a new series. No reason to multiverse it to shut trying to explain things that don’t need it. I also haven’t read the char descs that mention multiverse and such yet so who tf knows what’s going on.
StSteven - 5/20/2023, 10:43 PM
@Deklipz - Oh, here, I posted the link to the character descriptions in a post below:

Personally, I think that if the TF movie franchise had a "Feige-type" person in charge of aligning at least their movie properties (not to mention all their other media), they could pull together everything that they've done so far into a fairly cohesive universe, especially based on all the stuff that I've said. All the groundwork is there to more or less explain everything and tie it all together, they just don't seem to have someone like that (or maybe they don't care enough to put forth the effort, which would be kinda sad).

Either way, my door's always open if they ever want someone to step in and get all the shit together (as it is I have a pretty cool idea of what they could do with a new comics series as their license with IDW expired last year and I haven't heard of a replacement - but then again I have, like a real job and shit to do so I don't know that I'd have the time posit down and write out comics scripts).

Anyhow, overall I feel like they have all the pieces there to pull it all together and if they don't, well then that's their mistake. I'll still watch the movies regardless 😉.
Deklipz - 5/19/2023, 8:49 AM
This was in the very first trailer it’s not new.
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 9:09 AM
I'd rather this then any of the ones Bay directed a piece of my childhood died watching each of his Transformers.Im not saying it was amazing but The Bumblebee solo movie got more right in the beginning where they are on Cybertron then Bay did in all his movie's.
BackwardGalaxy - 5/19/2023, 9:36 AM
If the movie takes place in the franchise's past, how is blowing up Bumblebee a spoiler? He obviously survives somehow.
Scarilian - 5/19/2023, 7:01 PM
@BackwardGalaxy -
It's a preboot, acting as a partial sequel to Bumblebee while under the guise of being a prequel to the Bay films to avoid alienating that audience - when in reality it's not going to be a direct connection other than timetravel/multiverse stuff.
StSteven - 5/19/2023, 10:32 PM
@Scarilian - Actually You're pretty spot-on based on everything that I know (and I kinda eat, sleep, and breath TF stuff). Based on the interviews that I've read from (1) the producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, (2) Travis Knight, and (3) Steven Caple Jr. most recently, which "BB" was originally intended to be a soft reboot of the series, ultimately it became a prequel and specific steps were take to make sure that it didn't directly contradict the TF timeline that started with the 2007 movie (most notably the fact that Megs was frozen at Sector 7 at that time). Other discrepancies were minor and could be explained away if needed.

So this new movie is a direct sequel to that prequel and begins to pull things more closely in-line with the Bay movies' timeline (and there will likely be at least on more movie set in between this movie and the 2007 one if this one does well). BUT (and this is a big ass ba-doink-adoink of a butt), what you said about multiversal/time travel stuff could likely be true. Check out my general post below this to see what I mean.
StSteven - 5/19/2023, 10:46 PM
So Hasbro recently released character bios for all the main players in this movie. If you haven't seen them, here they are (possible SPOILERS here):

To me, the bio that is the most interesting is Unicron's, particularly the lines that say "Unicron uses the energy from the ecosystems he's ingested to become the most omnipotent force in the multiverse." as well as "Sending Scourge and his team of Terrorcons on a mission to retrieve a key that will open a portal in space and time is merely the start of his abhorrent plans."

So this basically sounds like Unicron is being established as a multiversal singularity (as he is often depicted in the comics) and that the MacGuffin in this movie is a Transwarp Key, which Beast Wars fans will recognize as being the method as to how the future versions of the Autobots and Decepticons (i.e. Maximals and Predicons) ended up on earth in the past (albeit it was prehistoric Earth in the BW fiction).

So this could all go to explain (1) how the Maximals got to Earth and have been here for centuries, (2) how Unicron could show up here and also be inside Earth in the future/different universe, (3) how the TFs have considerably different appearances than their later Bay-verse incarnations (different universe), and finally (4) how characters like BB could die in this universe (doubtful, but possible).

So I think that the biggest take-away (and @Scarilian this is what we were discussing), is that given all this multiversal/time travel stuff, this movie COULD establish that while the Bayvers movies did in fact happen, and possibly did start with "BB", the events of this movie will spin off a new universe which will give the studio the opportunity to tell future stories that exist adjacent to the Bayverse ones.

Making your head hurt? Yeah, me too. That's what I have a beer fridge for 😉.
WarMonkey - 5/20/2023, 7:04 AM
@StSteven - Fantastic comment, thank you. As a Bayformer fan I gave up trying to figure out how this movie fits and you laid it out the best I've ever seen and it makes sense.
StSteven - 5/20/2023, 1:21 PM
@WarMonkey - Thanks. Every now and then all the years that I've been a TF collector/super fan pays off and I can tap into my otherwise useless storehouse of TF knowledge for the forces of good.

BTW, check out my response to Deklipz above for a possible way that the introduction of time/space travel and the multiverse in this new movie could lead to a branch reality which ends up being a live-action version of the '86 "TF:TM" (not that they'll actually do that, but they could).
WarMonkey - 5/21/2023, 7:06 AM
@StSteven - I did see your comment about it and thought it was great, I would watch that story! I was also thinking this could make the original Beast Wars canon to the movie universe using your idea.
StSteven - 5/21/2023, 1:59 PM
@WarMonkey - Well, that's kinda how it was in the OG Beast Wars anyway as far as retroactively making it canon to the G1 universe when the Maximals and Preds discovered the Ark and all that. Even as a kid I had to wrap my head around how all that made sense, but once I did I was like "Wow, that's pretty cool!". No reason they can't do it with the movies. You listening Hasbro/Paramount? Gimme a call! I can make some time on my calendar for you (except for Tuesday mornings. I have a staff meting then).

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