During a recent virtual event hosted by Paramount to promote its upcoming Transformers sequel, one of the film’s stars, Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), gave more details about the character he will be playing in the movie, titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
As a panelist during the virtual event alongside director Steven Caple Jr. (Creed 2), producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers franchise), and co-star Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Ramos announced that he is playing a military veteran named Noah who lives in Brooklyn with his family and is “amazing with electronics.”
“He’s all about taking care of the people he loves,” Ramos said. “[He comes] from a lower-income home, so Noah’s always hustling.”
Ramos said Noah has a “will to never quit, in spite of all the crazy things life is throwing at him.” While these personality traits can remind audiences of his character Usnavi from In the Heights, the intergalactic robots minus the singing gives Ramos an entirely new TK on-screen.
“The one thing I love about Noah is his tenacity and his heart,” he added. “It’s amazing to see his journey when we venture out into the world when the humans meet bots, and things start to happen.”
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh film in the Transformers film franchise, which started in 2007. The new movie will introduce new variations of robots, including Beast Wars, which can take the form of animals, Predacons, Terracons, and Maximals.
While most of the movies in the series have been panned by critics, apart from the 2018 prequel Bumblebee, the total box office revenue has exceeded $1 billion worldwide.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022.