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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Video Honors Peter Cullen’s Optimus Prime

A new Transformers: Rise of the Beasts video has been released, featuring Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen as he reflects on playing the iconic character.

What does the Transformers “The Legacy of Optimus Prime” video show?

In the new video, Cullen looks back on his first audition for the role of the Autobots’ leader in the first Transformers series, then examines why Optimus Prime is such a beloved and memorable character in pop culture.

Check out “The Legacy of Optimus Prime” below:

“Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons,” says the synopsis for the upcoming movie.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is being helmed by Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. from a screenplay written by Joby Harold. It stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Peter Cullen, Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, and more. The movie is set to release in theaters on June 9, 2023. There will also be an early access fan event showing a couple of days before.