Director Steven Caple Jr. has unveiled the logo for the upcoming seventh film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Caple Jr. shared the image on his Instagram story with the caption “We’re coming.” Caple Jr., director of Creed II, is taking over the reins of this franchise for the first time.
The logo features a black and yellow symbol which looks like an Autobot symbol surrounded by an animal-like shape. However, the “We’re coming” caption has a more ominous feel to it meaning this could be highlighting the villains for the film. This could be a reference to the Beast Wars storyline in Transformers which would make sense considering the subtitle of the film.
Beast Wars is a TV show from the 1990s that took place 300 years after the events of The Transformers. It follows the Maximals and Predacons, two factions that are descendants of Autobots and Decepticons. Instead of turning into cars, these factions can turn themselves into giant, wild animals.
The Transformers movie franchise has been largely inconsistent with films that critically bombed but made money at the box office. The last entry, Bumblebee, directed by Travis Knight, received much more positive reviews but didn’t do nearly as well at the box office as the other films. However, many felt that Bumblebee was a nice change of pace from the Michael Bay explosion-fest of the first five. Bumblebee itself is a reboot for the franchise as a whole.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to debut in theaters on June 24, 2022. The film is written by Joby Harold and James Vanderbilt and stars Anthony Ramos, Ron Perlman, and Dominique Fishback. Peter Cullen is also returning as the voice of Optimus Prime. The film is expected to be a sequel to Bumblebee but it is unclear how exactly it will continue the story.