Tom Scioli sat down with Max Robinson of Deadshirt.net at the Small Press Expo to talk about his work on The Transformers vs. GI Joe
, his influences, his goals, and how success has put more eyes on his work at both Hasbro and IDW. Scioli is a smart guy with a good eye for comics and their history -and as usual, it shows in this interview. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full conversation!
Newsarama has posted an interview with John Barber and Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover, a 2015 event which will happen in both Robots In Disguise
and the ongoing Windblade series
that- prior to five minutes ago, none of us had the slightest idea existed. Keep reading for quotes and info!
The Japan Times has published an article about Age of Extinction, its Japanese connections, and the samurai-inspired changes to the character designs. Bay also reveals that despite vowing that Dark of the Moon was his last Transformers film he was "prevailed upon, expertly" by a group or person he does not name to direct TF4. Will the same be true of TF5? We'll see. Keep reading for a link and selected quotes!
The 2005 forums have posted a translation of the interview featured in the Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide. Designer Hironori Kobayashi talks about his design work on MP-1 Optimus Prime, MP-08 Grimlock (The head/tail mechanism is inspired by Beast Machines Rattrap!), MP-09 Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod, and the upcoming MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link!
The Huffington Post have posted an interview with three time Transformers movie writer Ehren Kruger who penned the latest "Transformers: Are of Extinction" movie that swept box offices last weekend. In the article the writer shares a number of insights about how the so-called new trilogy was decided on as well as many of the aspects be brings to the table. We learn about director Michael Bay's idea to make this new forray a "Father-Daughter" story as well as the origins of Lockdown and the one character Bay will never do (which means he will, at some point).
Age of Extinction's Jack Reynor (Shane Dyson) and Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yeager) were interviewed by io9 about what it was like to work with director Michael Bay and how the effects shots were accomplished. Peltz described one finished shot she got to see recently as "That was (Michael Bay) hitting me with a broom." Click the title for an excerpt and a link to the full interview!
Just in via Car and Driver is an interview with the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction director Michael Bay. He talks about some his very own vehicles we have seen in his movies, wrecking cars, some of the things that he did for the new movie and more about working with cars and movies. Read on for more details about working with Transformers and more.
IGN sat down to talk with actor Mark Wahlberg about "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The lead actor who plays Cade Yeager is pretty confident about this film letting us know we should "Expect to be Blown Away." He goes on to say there are plenty of surprises for new comers and die-hard fans. He also shares some insights about how the relationship with the Dinobots takes place. This might be a bit revealing for some so take note of SPOILERS AHEAD
Every new Transformers movie brings new twists to what they can do with a movie. This story of the Kristiansand company from Norway who produce special command chairs made for controlling drilling rigs who were asked to supply some props for the new movie. Judging from the image of the chair, it is not hard to see Cade Yeager jumping into the MH OCH 300 seat in his last ditch attempt to save the planet from evil robots. Read on for more on this story via the translated article and image showing the chair with a certain yellow robot we all know.
USA Today have posted short bit with voice actor Peter Cullen talking about the Optimus Prime voicing for the Transformers series over the years. Cullen will be reprising his role in the new movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" as the Autobot Leader character. Read on for his comments and a look a new image of Optimus Prime from the movie what will be out in theaters June 27, 2014.
There's more tricking in from the Entertainment Weekly interview with the director of the Transformers Age of Extinction move, Michael Bay. He's gives up some solid details on the Lockdown character who's got a face for a gun. Bay reveals he's a robot in the middle who's not on either side, he's just out to capture another "one person, one alien" to complete his mission and leave. Read the full quote from Bay on the Lockdown character.
Thanks to the Transformers Live Action Movie BLOG (TFLAMB) who have posted news of a recent interview from Entertainment Weekly with Transformers Age of Extinction director Michael Bay and actors Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. While they don't use the word "reboot," it was made pretty clear that the initial trilogy of films is now in the past and we're going into "a new Transformers" as described by the Director. Who goes on to say "It's always good to freshen it up and change the story."
Thanks to TheArnoldFans BLOG we have some comment from Titus Welliver who plays a Navy seal / thug by the name of Savoy. The actor was in attendence as the recent premier of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie "Sabotage." Titus gives us some insights on the role he plays in the movie. He describes himself as "the shark" who's job it is to remove all the Transformers from the planet. He also gives us some insights on where he draws his expertise on the Transformers property.
Collider have posted two new video interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor from Transformers 4 The Age Of Extinction. The stars were out for CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week talking up the new movie. Watch the first clip with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor followed by the second clip with Mark Wahlberg who talk about working on a big summer movie and Michaeal Bay's direction for more.
Variety magazine caught up with Transformers 4 Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg at CinemaCon who has given us a few comments on the movie. He was hot on the hype with this film saying it would be the biggest movie of the year. He's also reviving the idea that this IS indeed a reboot saying the movie is the "most iconic" of the movies and that it "stands alone" from the others. We don't know why Bay and others refuse to call this a reboot, but its getting harder to see it as part of the franchise linage.
Tformers had a chance to talk with Noel Lee of Calibre Toys who are rolliing out new Transformers products including their Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee 30th Anniversary Metallic Color Resin Statues, as well as the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Optimus Prime and Bumblebee coin banks, mini-figures, sticker play-sets and much more. Get the scoop on Calibre Toys in the Q&A below:
Thanks to the official Transformers Rescue Bot facebook page who have posted an interview between Heatwave and Boulder who take questions from the fans for script writer Nicole Dubuc. Get the scoop on what is happening behind the scenes for season two. Read the full interview with Nicole Dubuc below for the full details now.
While we have seen the first teaser trailer for the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction movie, we are still learning about who in this movie. Thanks to the Movie Hole blog, we have an interview with actress Melanie Specht who will be playing the senior executive to Joshua, played by Stanley Tucci, in the movie. We have also seen her in movies such as Loveless in Los Angeles (2007) and Something Sweet (2004). She shares some of her insights on working on a big production movie and learning from a director like Michael Bay.