Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise that has captivated audiences for over a decade.
The film, which is set to release on June 9, 2023, will take fans on a thrilling journey to the 1990s, where they will witness the epic clash between three factions of alien robots: the heroic Autobots, the evil Decepticons, and the savage Terrorcons.
Based on the popular Beast Wars spin-off of the Transformers toy line, the film will introduce new characters and concepts to the cinematic universe, such as the Maximals, Predacons, and Unicron.
The film is directed by Steven Caple Jr., who previously helmed Creed II, and stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback as two humans who get caught up in the intergalactic war.
In this article, we will explore what Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is about, who is the villain, and what we can expect from this action-packed adventure.
The Plot of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to follows the adventures of Noah and Elena, two archeologists from Brooklyn who get involved in a war between alien robots on Earth.
The film is based on the Beast Wars storyline, which features Transformers that can turn into animals. The film introduces three new factions of Transformers: the Maximals, who are allies of the Autobots; the Predacons, who are descendants of the Decepticons; and the Terrorcons, who are a new enemy that want to destroy everything.
The film also reveals the existence of Unicron, a planet-sized Transformer that is the ultimate threat to the universe. The film is set in 1994 and takes place in various locations around the world, such as New York, Peru, and Mongolia.
Who is the main villain of ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’?
The main villain of the film is Scourge, the leader of the Terrorcons, a faction of Transformers that can transform into monstrous creatures. He is voiced by Peter Dinklage, known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Scourge is a ruthless and cunning hunter who wants to destroy the Autobots and the Maximals. He also has a connection to Unicron, a planet-sized Transformer that is the ultimate enemy of the Transformers race.
Unicron is a cosmic force of chaos and destruction that can devour entire worlds. He is the source of Scourge’s power and the reason why he can collect the sparks of his fallen enemies as trophies.
Unicron is also the ancient nemesis of Primus, the creator of the Transformers. Unicron’s presence in the film sets up a possible future confrontation with Optimus Prime and his allies.
Scourge’s Background and Powers Explained
Scourge first appeared as a Transformers antagonist in the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie. He served as a Decepticon scout and hunter for Galvatron, with a white and blue color scheme and a Cybertronian hovercraft mode.
He was created by Unicron from the corpse of a Transformer called Thundercracker. The character’s backstory has varied across different media and toy lines over the years. The film franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts reimagines Scourge as the leader of the Terrorcons, a faction of monstrous Transformers.
The film also draws some elements from the animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, where Scourge was an Autobot corrupted by Megatron. He scanned Optimus Prime’s form and became his evil doppelganger with a new grey truck mode.
This mode has been confirmed for Scourge in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts through toy images. He is usually depicted as a proud and ambitious character.
What is Scourge’s motive in ‘Rise of the Beasts’?
The film has not disclosed the details of his plan with his first appearance. His simultaneous emergence with the Maximals suggests a connection and a high level of danger posed by the Terrorcon leader.
Optimus Primal describes Scourge as the most formidable Transformers antagonist in the trailer, implying that he has a sinister scheme that will endanger the Maximals and Autobots.
Although Scourge’s exact motives are unknown, it is probable that the antagonist seeks to conquer the world and defeat the Autobots and Maximals.
A plausible explanation for Scourge’s goal in Transformers 7 is to locate Megatron. Scourge is usually portrayed as his loyal scout, hunter, and lieutenant.
The franchise has previously established that Megatron was frozen on Earth for 10,000 years but was discovered by Sam Witwicky’s great-grandfather in 1897. However, Bumblebee’s changes to the timeline cast doubt on this continuity.
It is possible that Scourge has been searching the galaxy for his former leader, gathering the Terrorcons along the way. It is unclear if Scourge intends to find Megatron to serve him again or to kill him and usurp his power.
How powerful is Scourge?
Scourge’s power level compared to Megatron, and other villains is difficult to determine, as he has different abilities and origins in different media.
In the film franchise, Scourge is the leader of the Terrorcons. His faction of Transformers can transform into creatures such as a dragon, a scorpion, and a wolf. Scourge is no exception.
He is also connected to Unicron, as already mentioned above. He can also collect the sparks of his fallen enemies as trophies, which may enhance his power and skills. He also has a semi-truck mode that resembles Optimus Prime’s, which may indicate some similarity or rivalry with the Autobot leader.
Scourge is described by Optimus Primal as the most formidable Transformers antagonist, implying that he is more powerful than Megatron and other villains.
However, his exact power level and how he compares to other Transformers in terms of strength, speed, intelligence, and durability is unknown until the film is released. We’ll find out on June 9, 2023, when Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will release in cinemas.
About Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is an upcoming American cybertron fantasy film and the seventh movie in the Transformers franchise, which started all the way back in 2008.
Rise of the Beasts is set in 1994, with the story evolving out of Brooklyn, New York City. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on Earth between Autobots and Decepticons and the big bad Unicorn.