The legendary Peter Cullen has voiced heroic Autobot leader Optimus Prime since the very beginning, and he's set to reprise the role for Paramount Pictures' latest instalment in the live-action Transformers franchise, Rise of the Beasts.
With the movie set to roll out in theaters next week, a new featurette has been released which includes some footage of Prime in action along with an interview with Cullen, who explains how he ended up landing the voice-acting job for the original animated series many years ago.
Rise of the Beasts has been getting surprisingly positive first reactions, but the full review embargo hasn't lifted yet.
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 with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
Steven Caple Jr. directs, and the sequel stars Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Pete Davidson, Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Cristo Fernández.
Rise of the Beasts arrives in theatres June 9, 2023.