'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Will Feature Generation 1 Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and a Few Female Autobots

With each Transformers movie, it seems like more and more robots in disguise get introduced, each more tricked out than the last. And the latest Transformers film, officially titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, will be no different, with a crew of fresh and familiar metal faces set to join forces to save the Earth. But taking his deserved spot as the main character is the franchise’s most familiar face, Optimus Prime. And he’ll be sporting a makeover that looks much like his original design.

At an event unveiling details from Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, we learned some new character details about all the bots that will be appearing in the new Transformers film, which is inspired by Beast Wars and follow prehistoric animals who travel through time and space to Earth. Here are the character details for the Autobots, Terrorcons, and Maximals that are confirmed to be in the movie.

Autobots, or the Regular Heroes We Already Know

Optimus Prime: Our main Transformers character in the new movie will be Optimus Prime, sporting his old Generation-1 design, slightly updated from his appearance in 2018’s Bumblebee with a less boxy look. The film, set in 1994, will show how Optimus Prime became the leader we come to know in Michael Bay’s original films, as Optimus gains a connection and affinity with Earth. Peter Cullen will reprise his role as Optimus, which he has been playing since the original 1980s Transformers cartoon.

Maximals, or the New Heroes, Who Are Animal Robots

Terrorcons, or the Zombie Robot Villains

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