There is little doubt that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is currently one of the most anticipated films of the year but what can we expect in the latest instalment of the wildly successful franchise? Director Steven Caple Jr. teases an epic showdown between Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal.
Steven Caple Jr. spoke about Transformers: Rise of the Beasts in the latest issue of SFX magazine (via GamesRadar). The filmmaker confirmed that Optimus Prime and the Autobots have found a solution to their problem but encounter something else as well.
"Optimus comes across something that may help him, but he starts to butt heads with other people who want the same object," Caple said.
"Everyone has a different motive and agenda. But ultimately, his main goal is to get back home and save his planet," he continued.
"Then we all realize that there's a bigger threat at large. Will he help save the Earth? You get to see Optimus become the Prime that we always knew."
The director then explains that the Autobots will meet the Maximals but things don't go as smoothly as they hope.
"Then he meets other people along the way," Caple continues. "We have Optimus Primal, who is a very new character, who is also a leader."
"You see him clash with Optimus Prime a bit. We play him as someone who is wiser, for the time being," he added.
"For the fans who do know the lore, there are some small nuggets in there in terms of Optimus Primal and who he is exactly and how he has heard about Optimus Prime," Caple teased.
"Without going into too much detail, they eventually run into each other and there is a lot of learning to be had and there is an arc between the two," he concluded.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will hit theaters on June 9, 2023.