I know you’ve heard me say this a million times, I can’t wait to see a Transformers story that actually takes place on Cybertron. Give me Autobots and Decepticons, not Mark Wahlberg and Megan Fox. Netflix and Rooster Teeth are teaming up to do just that with Transformers: War For Cybertron Siege on July 30th. Here’s the new trailer:
Honestly, every time I see something new from this series, it blows me away. This feels like the Transformers project that I have been waiting for since I was a kid. The comics have done a great job, now we look to finally get a screen adaptation that feels true to the franchise.
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the story: “It is the final hours of the devastating civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The war that has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron is at a tipping point. Two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, both want to save their world and unify their people, but only on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron is forced to consider using the Allspark, the source of all life and power on Cybertron, to “reformat” the Autobots, thus “unifying” Cybertron. Outnumbered, outgunned, and under SIEGE, the battle-weary Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterstrikes on a mission that, if everything somehow goes right, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill their planet in order to save it.”
As for the cast it includes Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Linsay Rousseau (Elita-1), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Rafael Goldstein (Ratchet), Keith Silverstein (Jetfire), Todd Haberkorn (Shockwave, Red Alert), Edward Bosco (Ultra Magnus, Soundwave), Bill Rogers (Wheeljack), Sophia Isabella (Arcee), Brook Chalmers (Impactor), Shawn Hawkins (Mirage), Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide), Miles Luna (Teletraan I, Cliffjumper) and Mark Whitten (Sideswipe, Skywarp).
Go over to our social media pages to check out some new images from the series. I will also have an interview with Transformers: War For Cybertron Siege showrunner F.J. DeSanto coming up on a future podcast. Keep checking back for updates.
Photo Credit: Netflix