Michael Bay’s Transformers movie series, based on the iconic line of toys, underwent something of a soft reboot in 2018, shifting the action from the present-day adventures of Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Mark Wahlberg et al to a spinoff set in the late 1980s. Following on from Bumblebee, a new movie is now continuing in that timeline.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set in 1994, and introduces Anthony Ramos as Noah Diaz and Dominique Fishback as Elena Wallace, two humans who become entangled in the galactic conflict between the Autobots and the Terrorcons, and the planet Earth once again finds itself as a battleground.
As is tradition with the Transformers movies, many of the shapeshifting robots in Rise of the Beasts are voiced by instantly recognizable performers: Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Ron Perlman, Pete Davidson, and Colman Domingo all feature, while voice actor Peter Cullen from the original ’80s cartoon reprises the role of Optimus Prime.
How can I watch Transformers: Rise of the Beasts?
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is out now. It was released on June 9, and can currently be seen exclusively in theaters.
When will Transformers: Rise of the Beasts come to streaming?
After the end of its cinematic release, it is likely that Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service, given that Paramount is the company responsible for distribution of all Transformers movies. If Paramount follows a similar schedule to its other releases like Smile and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, then there will be a window of around 45 days before the movie hits the platform.
A number of the previous Transformers movies, including Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction and The Last Knight are currently on Paramount+ and available to watch right now. If you don’t currently have an account, you can sign up to Paramount+ for a 7-day free trial. Subscriptions begin at $4.99 per month for an ad-supported experience, with an ad-free tier also available for $9.99 per month.
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the United Kingdom covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.