'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Trailer Sees Robot Animals Go to War

"For millions of years our world has transformed, but something else has awakened."

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A new trailer for the latest installment in the Transformers movie franchise appeared on Thursday, and it shows old friends, like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, teaming up with Transformers to take on the forms of animals. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to come out June 9, 2023.

"For millions of years our world has transformed, but something else has awakened," the trailer warns before a robot gorilla tells Optimus Prime that "there is a darkness coming."

"Of all the threats from both your past and future, you've never faced anything like this," he warns.

The trailer hints that the movie will have plenty of the big action and the series' signature seamless transitions between robot and vehicle (and animal).

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