Steve Jablonsky, the man behind the score for the previous installments of the Transformers movie franchise has tweeted an image today that should please fans of his work! Claimed as a "secret folder", the image shows a directory titled "TF5 Theme Ideas," strong indicating that Jablonsky will be returning to provide music once again for The Last Knight
. You can keep reading to see the picture and the original tweet below!
Following some strong reactions after it was revealed the production of The Last Knight
would redress Blenheim Palace as a Nazi stronghold. Many saw this as an affront to Winston Churchill, who was born in the palace and to whose family it still belongs. Michael Bay spoke to the BBC yesterday on the matter. Bay, who is well known for his respect towards veterans and service people, indicated that no one had the full context of the situation, and that Churchill was to be portrayed heroically in the film. You can find a link to the report with video below!
So, uh, we kind of found out today that a scene in Transformers: The Last Knight
will likely take place during World War II. We found this out because Michael Bay got permission to use Blenheim Palace for filming, and redressed it as Adolf Hitler's headquarters. That's kind of awkward since it was once Winston Churchill's home. Keep reading for details!
In a bit of a blast from the past, The Allspark has today released a copy they've obtained of an early iteration of the series bible for Transformers Animated
. The document is dated to late March of 2006, almost two years before the series debuted on Cartoon Network. Cntaining a lot of development notes, plus some episode outlines and various stages of character concept art, it's a very interesting read. It's available to download as a PDF, and you can find the link to that below!
The DailyMail is reporting on the filming of The Last Knight
with a small selection of photos from the current shooting location. Besides the chance to see Hopkins leading a dog around and Wahlberg in a singed shirt that's clearly seen some Bayhem
, there's also a motion capture performer in the photos. It seems that something will be involved in these scenes that has to be added in post, and judging by the performer's posture in one image, it might be a bit robotic! Click through to see more!
If you spent the year so far undecided on the Combiner Wars boxsets, this may be your time to act! Hasbro Toy Shop's Ebay page currently features an extreme price reduction on the first two sets - G2 Superion and G2 Menasor. For customers in the United States, either of these can be had right now for just $29.99, shipping included. We expect this price won't last long as they're obviously trying to clear old stock, so act fast if you want to add these toys to your collection at probably the best non-secondhand price you'll find! Links are below, so keep reading. UPDATE:
They keep going in and out of stock, so check back regularly if you miss out on one attempt!
Hasbro wrapped up their final Botcon product preview panel this year with a tease of the long-awaited Overlord. Now thanks to frequent source Mr. Chaos
who has relayed more store computer info, we have confirmation of that figure and its status as a Leader Class figure! Overlord's assortment is to come after Sixshot, which should mean wave 4. More interesting is the other figure in the assortment, listed as Sky Shadow. Could this be the name for Sixshot's recolor/retool? Or might this be an all new mold? With luck, New York Comic Con may tell the tale in another month's time!
ComicBookMovie.com is reporting that Stanley Tucci will be reprising his role from Transformers: Age of Extinction
in next year's The Last Knight
. Tucci was in France recently to receive a tribute for his career, and in the process announced his return for the new movie. So far only he and Mark Wahlberg are known to be returning from the cast of Age of Extinction
, though there's still plenty of time for others to reveal a return as Tucci has done. You can find a link to the original article below.
Website Acting Auditions has a new post up regarding a casting call in London for Transformers: The Last Knight
. While certain behind the scenes images and other rumors have given some hints as to what the movie might include, the casting call is making very strong statements about what the movie's plot may revolve around. Add to this, Actress Laura Haddock has posted a photo to Instagram featuring her holding a skull impaled by a knife with rather specific period styling. Spoilers are possible and likely, so click through to find out details!
Having recently moved to the UK, production on Transformers: The Last Knight
soldiers ahead. Via Twitter we have word of a new face joining the movie, British actress Elizabeth Croft. Croft has tweeted in August 31st that she was getting ready to begin her first day of shooting, though sadly no further details have been related so far. Croft has had a number of roles over the years, including Syfy's Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman
. You can see the original tweet below!
On their Weibo page, KFCToys has posted a teaser for a new project in their EAVI Metal series. Simba is an iteration of Victory Leo, and though there are no direct looks at a prototype or even design art, they have provided a character "bio card". The figure is strongly hinted to combine with Masterpiece Star Saber, which fans long since identified as having extra hardware to make a future combination possible. It seems like KFC may have decided to take advantage of that first and fulfill the idea of a Masterpiece Victory Saber. You can see the images below.
Having revealed negotiations with Liam Garrigan this weekend to possibly take on the role of King Arthur in Transformers: The Last Knight
, Mashable has subsequently added another puzzle piece to the mix. They now suggest that Santiago Cabrera, whose involvement was revealed quite some while back, might in fact be playing the role of the wizard - and Arthur's traditional advisor - Merlin! These rumors, plus the behind the scenes image of a knight on horseback certainly seem like Arthurian legend may be a big inspiration in this movie. More on this as it develops, so keep watching here at TFormers!
It's been a while, but by way of one Mr Chaos who has related reliable information in this area before we have some info on future product assortments for Titans Return. Coincidentally verifying Broadside, whose color testshot we got a first look at yesterday
, we have some additional Voyagers, Titans Masters, and a Legends assortment to look forward to! You can find all of that information in the full article below, so keep reading and let's see what's up!
By way of Previews World, we have news of a case revision you'll want to know about! Titans Return Deluxe wave 2 will have later shipments seeing the return of the wave 1 Deluxes, with one each of Hardhead, Scourge, Blurr, and Skullsmasher. These will ship alongside two each of Chromedome and Highbrow. Though it's often hard to predict how prevalent remix cases like this will be at general retail, it's probably a good idea to make sure to get Mindwipe and Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) as soon as you can. Might this feature Skullsmasher with improved joint tolerances? Or just be extra chance to army build Sweeps? Let's wait and find out!
The Facebook page for Staffin on the Isle of Sky in Scotland has shared some photos taken of filming at the Quiraing. A number of support vehicles are on site, including at least one helicopter for filming. None of the photographed vehicles seemed to be character cars. But what's very interesting is the major subject of the photos: A fully armored knight on horseback. How will this end up relating to the movie's story? It is called The Last Knight
, but this might be just a bit too literal! Keep reading to see the pictures and original Facebook post below.
Having just gotten underway a couple of weeks ago when TFormers was invited to tour the set
, we now have confirmation via Michael Bay's Instagram page that principle production of The Last Knight
has moved to the UK. While Bay evidently took a day to do a job for Victoria's Secret, the post in question mentions returning to Transformers in Scotland the next day. Will UK filming locations play a significant role in the movie's story? For now we'll just have to wait and see!
Since the debut of Machinima's Combiner Wars animated series, a couple of interviews have turned up giving some behind the scene insight to the cartoon. First we have a piece from Comicbook.com with producer Eric Calderon that touches on some of the development. Next is a quick interview by ComicBookMovie.com, talking to Amy Johnston who voiced Maxima, Windblade's companion who made quite an impact in her appearance in the first webisode. We've highlighted some selections of both articles below, so keep reading to check it out.
Luke Y. Thompson has interviewed Hasbro's John Warden for Forbes, and Warden had some interesting things to say and hints to drop about what 2017 has in store for Transformers. The Last Knight
, of course -- but is Titans Return going to stop for the films, or run concurrently? And what about how the toymaker is looking at the renewed interest in their other `80s properties from the film and comic worlds? Keep reading to see!