Date: 6th July 2021
Ron Perlman has been added to the cast of the upcoming 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' to take on the voice of Optimus Primal.
Perlman is reprising the role from the animated series Transformers: Power of the Primes, though the role was originally voiced by Garry Chalk in the original Beast Wars: Transformers animated series.
Voiced by Ron Perlman, Optimus Primal is the leader of the beast-like Maximals with the ability of transforming himself into a gargantuan gorilla. Other characters that will be introduced in the movie include the falcon-like Airazor and the rhino-like Rhinox. Classic Transformers characters like Mirage and Arcee will also return.
The title of the movie was just recently revealed. The next installment of the long-running Transformers franchise will focus on the Beast Wars by bringing the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons into the battle on Earth between the Autobots and Decepticons.
Perlman joins the already cast Anthony Ramos and 'Judas and the Black Messiah' actress Dominique Fishback.
Perlman, who is best known for playing 'Hellboy', he will soon be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s next film 'Nightmare Alley', as well as his stop-motion animated 'Pinocchio' movie
Filming on 'Rise of the Beasts' is expected to begin very soon, as the release date for the feature is already set for June 24, 2022.
Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, Valerii An will serve as executive producers.
Source: Press Release