Transformers 7 is already set to introduce the evil Terrorcons khổng lồ proceedings, so why vì fans think Unicron will be Rise of the Beasts" main villain?
An exciting new Transformers 7 theory contends Unicron is Rise of the Beasts" primary new villain in the upcoming Transformers sequel. Scheduled for a domestic June 9th, 2023 release, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to lớn be both a Bumblebee sequel & the first chapter from the Transformers: Beast Wars narrative that makes up part of the overarching Transformers franchise story. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, therefore, will naturally introduce the Maximals, a group of Transformers who transform into robotic animals at will.Bạn đã xem: Transformers 5 : rise of unicron
In addition khổng lồ acting as the Maximals" origin story, director Steven Capale Jr."s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will also flesh out Optimus Prime"s history beyond Michael Bay"s initial five Transformers movies. Following Optimus Prime và Bumblebee"s reunion at the end of Bumblebee, Rise of the Beasts takes place seven years later in 1994 as a pair of archaeologists from Brooklyn stumble on an ancient conflict between three factions of Transformers: the Maximals, the Predacons, và the Terrorcons.
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Yet despite the film"s already sweeping plans to lớn introduce three new robot factions into the fold in the midst of the Beast Wars, a popular Transformers: Rise of the Beasts theory states that Unicron will be Transformers 7"s real villain. This idea primarily stems from Rise of the Beasts" set photos, which reveal the leader of the Terrorcons carrying Unicron"s symbol on its hood. As a result, here"s the Unicron is Rise of the Beasts" new villain theory explained và how Unicron connects to the Transformers: Beast Wars narrative.
Simply put, Unicorn is the villain to over all villains in the Transformers franchise canon, và while his origins have varied across much of Transformers" continuity, the cataclysmic level of his threat remains unchanged. Unicron"s originating point has expanded over the years from simply being a large robot khổng lồ being a god of chaos who devours realities. The most recently accepted Transformers history states before the dawn of time, order and chaos existed within an extradimensional entity known as The One. To lớn explore the fledgling universe, The One created Unicron before subdividing him, creating his twin, Primus, with the pair representing good and evil in the Transformers universe. As a result, Unicron naturally seeks khổng lồ eradicate all Autobots throughout his Transformers appearances, often conscripting the lesser Decepticons và Terrorcons to bởi vì his nefarious bidding.
Canonically, Unicron has several ties khổng lồ the Transformers: Beast Wars narratives through evil-aligned characters. In the original 1986 Transformers continuity, Unicron uses the fallen Decepticons" bodies khổng lồ create Scourge, the new leader of the Terrorcons and one of the main Beast Wars antagonists. Separately, the 2003 Transformers: Armada comics features four Beast Wars-inspired characters (Rhinox, Airazor, Terrorsaur, & Cheetor) being abducted by Unicron in its final story arc. These four Beast Wars characters return later in the subsequent Energon comic series transformed as the Heralds of Unicron set to bring destruction & death in their fallen master"s name.
The primary evidence for Unicron being Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" main villain is derived from a series of mix photos (such as this one). Several of these images, many originally from director Steven Capale Jr."s Instagram account, appear to show the leader of the Terrorcons carrying Unicron"s symbol on its hood. As aforementioned in the original Transformers canon, Scourge was vengefully created by Unicron, meaning his appearance as the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" big bad makes perfect sense. Provided Transformers 7 sticks lớn the original Transformers continuity for its Beast Wars introduction, Scourge"s character and Unicron"s existence go hand in hand.
Although the major plot beats are being kept tightly under wraps for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Unicron will likely be the unifying threat that brings the Autobots and the Maximals together khổng lồ battle the Terrorcons. In the Transformers canon, Unicron is why the Terrorcons become a greater threat than the sum of their parts khổng lồ the Autobots, with the near-omnipotent god of chaos repurposing the fallen Terrorcons at will. With Transformers: Rise of the Beasts set to be a globe-trotting adventure as Optimus Prime travels to Peru in tìm kiếm of the Maximals, bởi vì not bet against Unicron rallying the Terrorcons for a final battle against the combined forces of the Maximals and Autobots in Rise of the Beasts" climax.
Furthermore, Unicron"s presence has been teased in several not-so-subtle ways by the Transformers movie franchise, particularly throughout The Last Knight. In a bizarre twist, the Cybertronians led by Quintessa call Earth "Unicron," initially suggesting that Unicron has been retconned as the Transformers" name for the planet. The Last Knight"s post-credits scene, however, rectifies this confusing comment, which is backed up by Quintessa stating that "he" doesn"t like to be touched as new structures are built upon Earth. This instead points to lớn the fact that Unicron is either Earth itself (due lớn his gargantuan size) or that he is hiding within Earth. As a result, Transformers 7 needs to lớn use Unicron now after setting up his continued presence across the entirety of the Transformers movies khổng lồ date & install him as the final villain the 17-year film series deserves.