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.