Rise of the Beasts: Ron Perlman Joins Latest Transformers Movie as Optimus Primal

 


As the seventh live action Transformers movie heads into production, casting continues. The latest announcement is that Ron Perlman has joined the project in the role of Optimus Primal. He will be voicing the character in Rise of the Beasts, the next installment in the ever expanding Transformers universe. Although Bumblebee was a soft reboot for the franchise, they look to be continuing to dive deeper into the toy line with various other movies. Perlman previously voiced the character in the animated series, Transformers: Power of the Primes. It was just announced today that he's joined the cast of the film. 

Optimus Primal is the leader of the Maximals and commander of the starship Axalon. He transforms into a gorilla shaped creature in the franchise. Peter Cullen will also be returning to voice Optimus Prime when
the character once again returns in his G1 form for the Rise of the Beasts. The movie is said to take place in the '90s and will mainly focus on Prime as he makes his way between New York City and Peru. 

ROTB will be directed by Stephen Caple Jr. who recently helmed Creed II. Bumblebee and Mirage are also said to be central characters in the movie. 

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