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‘Transformers’ Heads to the ‘90s with ‘Rise of the Beasts’ Trailer

  The trailer for Transformers: The Rise of the Beasts is a blast from the past.  The film, inspired by the ’90s Beast Wars cartoon, stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, with Michelle Yeoh and Pete Davidson taking on voice roles. Peter Cullen reprises his voice role as Optimus Prime, with other stars including Tobe […]

Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson Join ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’

Michelle Yeoh and Pete Davidson have boarded Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the seventh installment of the Paramount Pictures franchise based on Hasbro’s Transformers action figures and inspired by the popular 1990s Beast Wars property. Yeoh will lend her voice to the Airazor character, and Davidson will voice Mirage, as previously announced Steven Caple Jr. […]

Jered Barclay, Screen and Stage Veteran, Dies at 91

Jered Barclay, the veteran stage and screen actor who performed in vaudeville and had voiceover roles in TV’s Smurfs and Transformers, has died. He was 91. Barclay died Saturday in North Hollywood from MDS Leukemia, actress Myra Turley, his longtime friend with whom he performed in the two-person play A Tantalizing, directed by Harvey Perr, […]

Mels Expands Virtual Production Stage in Montreal

Mels Studios and Postproduction in Montreal has expanded its virtual stage with an LED wall to meet growing interest in virtual production. The 10,000 square foot studio stage has been upgraded to a diameter of 65 feet to allow a larger and bigger workable canvas on which to do visual effects work in real time […]

IDW to Lose ‘G.I. Joe,’ ‘Transformers’ License at End of 2022 (Exclusive)

IDW is losing the publishing licenses to G.I. Joe and Transformers, the San Diego-based comic book publisher has announced. The moves comes in the wake of The Hollywood Reporter reporting in December that Skybound, the imprint run by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, was in talks to pick up the license from Hasbro, the Rhode […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound in Talks to Acquire G.I. Joe, Transformers Publishing License (Exclusive)

The G.I. Joe and Transformers comics could be getting a new home. Skybound, the imprint run by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, is in negotiations with Hasbro to acquire the publishing license to the two properties. The potential deal would be a big loss for IDW, which has been making G.I. Joe and Transformer […]

‘Star Trek,’ ‘Transformers’ Movies Pushed Back at Paramount

Paramount is pushing back two of its tentpoles. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has moved back a year and will now bow June 9, 2023. It previously was slated for June 24, 2022. The film, from Creed II director Steven Caple Jr., stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. Set in the 1990s, the globe-trotting property […]

Hasbro Developing 30 Brands For Film/TV to “Supercharge” Entertainment Strategy

Following the death of its longtime CEO Brian Goldner earlier this month, toy and entertainment company Hasbro says it plans to lean even further into Goldner’s strategy of turning the company into a power player in entertainment and games. Speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call Tuesday morning, interim CEO Rich Stoddart mourned Goldner, […]

‘Transformers: The Movie’ at 35: Why Optimus Prime’s Death Still Resonates

The birth of the Transformers’ big-screen adventures began with the death of its most iconic hero. 35 years ago this week, Transformers: The Movie (now on disc in 4K from Shout! Factory) blasted into theaters full of stadium rock needle drops (Stan Bush!) and a production budget that allowed for some truly epic — and […]

Paramount Unveils ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ as Next Chapter in Franchise

The Transformers franchise is transforming into something beastly. The seventh installment will be titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Paramount revealed during a virtual press event Tuesday to celebrate the beginning of production. That name will be evocative to fans of the 1990s cartoon Beast Wars, which centered on a group of robots that took […]

Dominique Fishback Joins Anthony Ramos in New ‘Transformers’ Film

The movie is set for a June 24, 2022 release.

New ‘Transformers’ Animated Series Set to Roll Out at Nickelodeon, Netflix

Both shows are produced by Hasbro's Entertainment One, as is a new 'My Little Pony' series at the streamer.