Thursday afternoon following the Transformers brand panel at San Diego Comic Con, our coverage team got to spend a few minutes talking to Ashley Creedon, Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing & Development for Transformers, and Lenny Panzica, Senior Product Designer on Transformers. The video interview covered a number of questions, including the future of the Titans return boxsets, all the way to what we can expect of the HasCon experience later this year. You can find the video of the interview below, as well as a transcription for easy reference. Click through to watch now!
In a video interview on comicbook.com, Lorenzo di Bonaventura goes in full spoiler mode talking about The Last Knight
, touching on how some of the movie's themes came about, as well as his feelings on the matter when the interviewer asks about a possible move towards Beast Wars representation. But he seems to have the most to say when the question comes up regarding certain aspects of Quintessa, which, if held to, could lead future installments to very weird places. Keep reading to find out what he said, but be aware that it has spoilers for the movie!
Chevrolet Japan has published its company newsletter, and there's a fairly lengthy feature about MPM-3 Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee within. Lead designer Yuya Onishi talks about the figure, due out in Japan on July 15th, and the fact that it apparently uses a fair amount of diecast metal largely to the demands of overseas fans. Keep reading for a mechanically-translated transcript of the feature and a photo!
Collider has posted information from an interview they had with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, where the producer talked about some of the directions and details of next year's Bumblebee-focused prequel movie. Perhaps the most noteworthy is the suggestion of having only a couple of robot character, and spending a lot more time with them, a concept he seems to link to a "departure" from the movies thus far. We've highlighted certain passes below, and you can find a link to the original article as well - keep reading...
Movie website Fandango
has interviewed director Michael Bay about his plans for the future, and they once again do not include another Transformers
film. This is the fourth time Bay has made this declaration, having recanted after Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon,
and Age of Extinction
- frequently citing an admirable desire to keep his crew together and keep them getting paid. Keep reading for a link to the full interview and the relevant quote!
It appear The Last Knight is the last stop for more than director Michael Bay as lead actor Mark Wahlberg reports this is also his last Transformers movie. And it appears he's quite glad about it too offering his less than happy feedback on having to get in shape and wear his hair long. It's all good Mark, you can load up on Whalbugers now.
BBC Newsbeat has another interview with Hailee Steinfeld. Just recently she confirmed her involvement with the upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
project in a brief remark. She talks in just a bit more detail here, though of course any real specifics are left out. But what it all boils down to is that production is getting ready to start any time now, which means it's likely the new cycle of set leaks leading up to the first official "behind the scenes" releases is likely right around the corner... Keep reading for quotes from the article.
British tabloid Daily Mail
has interviewed Hopkins about his career, Transformers, and a variety of other subjects. He knows his part - but that doesn't require knowing the complete mythology of the Transformers film series. But he enjoyed working on it nonetheless and was on-set in a variety of interesting locations. Keep reading for the short segment of the interview dedicated to TF5.
Empire Magazine's online arm have posted what they are calling an "Exclusive, Explosive New Look At Bumblebee In Transformers: The Last Knight", which is something that we have seen already in early trailers where Bumblebee saves the kids from the bipedal Mech-bot at the abandoned stadium, but still!
The good news is beyond the Bee, we get some insights on the making of the latest movie with words from the writers room on the early formation of the 5th Transformers movie and how they pretty much got what they wanted...
This weekend the New York Times has posted an article entitled "Actors Share How They Got The Job," a series of brief interviews with actors from upcoming films. Isabela Moner talks about her audition process for Transformers: The Last Knight,
what Michael Bay was looking for in a lead actress, and how she narrowly escaped a haircut. Keep reading to see!
Actor John Turturro has an impressive resume above and beyond his Transformers work. Impressive enough to lead some to ask why he'd decide to work in a movie series that he's previously described as "not the kind of movies I watch". In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert at the 6th annual Montclair Film Festival, Turturro addresses that question briefly while also talking about what it's like to work with Michael Bay. Keep reading for the excerpt.
On Youtube, Flickering Myth has posted a quick 5 minute interview with The Last Knight
's Isabela Moner, talking to her about her Rising Star Award, a bit about the experience of being in a Transformers movie as well as early exposure to the property, being on stage at CinemaCon recently, and seeing her "girl power" trailer for the movie before a showing of Beauty And The Beast.
The video is embedded below, click through to watch!
Actor Santiago Cabrera has given an interview to Sabado,
the weekly magazine of Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.
He talks about the process of getting his part in Transformers: The Last Knight
as well as some specifics of the role and the possibility of returning in the next film. Keep reading, but be advised of light SPOILERS.
Comic artist Rob Liefeld has recently announced that producer Akiva Goldsman will be spearheading a new writer's room based on Liefeld's creator-owned Extreme Comics
universe. But as proof of concept, Goldsman gave him a look at the production bible for the Transformers Cinematic Universe - one of only eight copies in the world! Keep reading to see Liefeld's reaction to the book.
The website Collider
sat down with Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to discuss Transformers: The Last Knight,
its place in the franchise, the direction of the story, and how it ties into the Bumblebee solo movie due in 2018. There's some fascinating stuff in here and we get confirmation on something we've been speculating about since Age of Extinction,
so keep reading but be aware that there will be SPOILERS ahead!
Speaking to entertianment news site Metro UK, Mark Wahlberg follows up on his Mini-dinobots reveal with even more insights on what going to meet the eye in theaters next summer.
When probbed about the odd mix of factions Autobots to Nazi's, Wahlberg says there are still going to be some surprises. Going on to say they are trying to do something new and something different, adding that he thinks people are going to appreciate the direction the movie has gone.
ComicBookResources has posted an interview with some of the principal players behind Revolution
- the IDW event that aims to set up a shared universe with Action Man, GI Joe, Micronauts, ROM, and MASK. In it Barber lays to rest several of the concerns that ExVee had (and I shared)
about the scope and the origins of the event. Keep reading for excerpts and mirrored images of some of the covers for Revolution #1!
Actor Josh Duhamel has given some interviews in support of the charity Building For America's Bravest
for which he is spokesman. He had some brief comments about the experiences of working on Michael Bay's sets and how that experience mad him both appreciate those big movies and smaller, less explodey ones. The interviews also reveal that Duhamel has already begun shooting on TF5. Keep reading for more info!