Collider is reporting that Ron Perlman has been tapped to voice Optimus Primal, leader of the Maximals, in the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The film will reportedly be set in both New York City and Peru following a new-to-Earth Optimus Prime in the 90s in his G1 robot form, per a press conference today. In The Heights‘ Anthony Ramos will star alongside Judas and the Black Messiah‘s Dominique Fishback. Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. will helm the film, which is now beginning production for a summer 2022 release. Peter Cullen will once again voice Optimus Prime.
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