Life-Size Optimus Prime Appears at SXSW 2023

Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

SXSW is currently happening in Austin, TX, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts made a huge impact at this year’s festival at the Porsche House. A life-size statue was revealed for Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. In addition, Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals, also made an appearance as a giant statue along with Mirage, a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8.

The cast and crew were present to promote the upcoming live-action Transformers movie including stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback & Tobe Nwigwe, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and director Steven Caple Jr.

This is just the beginning of the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts statue world tour. Other cities will get to see the statues in all their glory including Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, London, Mexico City and Tokyo.

The statue captures the look of Optimus Prime in the upcoming film, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Caple Jr. and his team captured the look of G1 Optimus Prime while also adding some bells and whistles. He still has his iconic head with mask and chest plates along with the classic blue and red paint job. The leader of the Autobots is a popular figure in pop culture since the ’80s, and the life-size statue is a tribute to fans from all over the world.

Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures
Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

About Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Synopsis: Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.JUNE 9, 2023

The film is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and written by Joby Harold and Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters from a story by Joby Harold. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, and Duncan Henderson. Serving as executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, and Valerii An.

Cast members include Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, and Cristo Fernández.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2023.

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