Source: https://screenrant.com/transformers-7-rise-beasts-action-terminator-2-comparison/amp/ Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will feature action scenes inspired by Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The next installment of the Transformers franchise will see the Autobots and Decepticons joined by more factions of characters including the Predacons, Maximals, and Terrorcons, and feature fan-favorite characters like Optimus Primal. Steven Caple Jr., who directed Creed 2, is at the helm with Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback in the lead roles alongside Peter Cullen and Ron Perlman voicing Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal respectively. The next installment of the Transformers film franchise will be a follow-up to Bumblebee. Bumblebee took place in the 1980s and took inspiration from the franchise 80s roots along with popular films of the time like those of John Hughes. Transformers: Rise of the Beastswill be set in 1994, keeping with the real-world time frame for when the Beast War line of toys was launched but also allowing the films to pull from 1990's action films for major influence. According to Comingsoon.net, in a recent interview with director Steven Caple Jr., he expressed his excitement for taking the franchise to the 1990s and the exciting cultural texture and touchstones that come with it. He expressed he wanted to capture the vibe of Terminator 2: Judgement Day when it came to the action sequences for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. He looked to the film in the sense of the heaviness of the action between two machine fighters. Caple Jr. said: "I think you’ll feel the sense of a journey and expedition in this film. This go-around that connects all of those to what you’re saying. Terminator 2 is classic. The heaviness of the metal, if you will, all that stuff plays into it. So I think when you’re looking at our film and looking at sort of where we’re taking it, [we] kind of want to bring that classic expedition, that classic journey through New York and where we go from there.” Terminator 2: Judgement Day is often regarded as one of the best action movies of the 1990s and a landmark for special effects in film. At the time of its release, Terminator 2 was the most expensive film of all time and went on to become the highest-grossing film of 1991. Even without adjusting the inflation, Terminator 2 is still the highest-grossing film in the Terminator franchise both at the domestic and worldwide box office. The film has inspired numerous other films, including a scene in Captain Marvel where Carol Danvers steals the jacket and motorcycle from a civilian. Given the 1990s setting of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts it makes a certain amount of sense to homage Terminator 2. This wouldn't be the first time there has been creative overlap between the Transformers and Terminator film franchises. Summer 2009 saw both Terminator Salvation and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hit the big screen. Michael Bay himself took aim at Terminator Salvation using for using Transformers inspired machines in their film. While many noted that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen introduces a humanoid Transformers named Alice that had quite a bit in common with the various Terminator models. Now it appears that Transformers: Rise of the Beastswill pay a bit more respect and acknowledgment to their influence.