In a keynote at MIP Junior 2015, Hasbro's Stephen Davis touched on many topics related to the company's media franchises. In the process of answering questions, he revealed that the recently concluded writers room did not just plan Transformers 5, but that they worked to plot Transformers movies for the next ten years, which he suggests will take the property through an eighth film. He also specifically mentions Michael Bay's involvement once again, to no one's particular surprise. Video of the event has been posted to Youtube, so click through to have a look!
Today Deadline is reporting that TJ Fixman, known perhaps best to this audience For his contributions to the Ratchet & Clank series, has been hired in to Hasbro Studios as a creative consultant. Fixman's role will be to work with the existing media producers to help develop the fiction and media sides of the major brands, including Transformers. It sounds like Hasbro Studios is making a serious effort to up their media game, and only time will tell what influence will be seen from this latest addition.
Thanks to Genmon Photo Vault on Facebook, we have some nice photos of the Platinum G1 Dinobots. These are the Generations Series AOE Dinobots in classic colors and with G1-based robot heads, which for better or worse are probably the nearest we're going to get to true Classics Dinobots anywhere in the foreseeable future. Fortunately on that front, these come off looking quite nice with these decos and their retooling. Click through to check out the photos!
Hold up before you sign that check and buy a used car, because there's a statue of a robot you may want to think about first! Prime 1 Studio has posted an extensive image gallery of their elaborate Museum Masterline Transformers Galvatron statue, and it looks pretty impressive! (As it should for an SRP of $1,899 USD!) The Exclusive edition - limited to 888 pieces where the Standard run is 1,000 - includes Megatron's severed head. Keep reading to see!
In a message posted just a short time ago to michaelbay.com and his own Twitter account, Michael Bay states that as of right now he has not officially joined the production of the next Transformers movie. In the very brief and to-the-point statement, Bay notes that he has taken at least one meeting already and that things are being discussed. However, given Bay's track record, we don't expect to see Transformers 5 with someone else ultimately in the director's chair. Stay tuned here for more updates!
The Transformers Writers' Room is closed, and the website Deadline
reports that the results are... two definite movies, one of which is an animated feature about the history of Cybertron, and the other is Transformers 5. Except for the script by Akiva Goldsman, Transformers 5 is shaping up as you'd expect: Michael Bay directs in his third -possibly fourth
- final turn in the Transformers director's chair, and Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade Yeager. Keep reading for specifics!
Thanks to Taiwan fan site TFND who have posted an image review of Tranformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Grimlock Dinobot. Get a look a look at the Lost Age version Dinobot with new decos that are more G1 like with comparison images of the G1 Grimlock and MP Grimlock figures and more in the gallery below.
Here comes Halloween and Target has got you covered with the Transformers Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Muscle Target Exclusive Hollween Costumes. Just spotted both of these at the target store in Colma, California selling for $20.00 USD, each. Read on for the details and images of both costumes now.
Actor Mark Ryan, who most notably provided the voice of Lockdown in Age of Extinction, has gone to Facebook to try to put down rumors about Transformers 5 that have been cited as originating with him. In his post he clarifies that the information comes from casual conversation with fans taken out of context, and that he's never given an interview regarding the upcoming movie. Unfortunately with Yahoo having since picked up and spread these rumor reports, such damage control may be too little, too late. Click through to read the original text of Ryan's post.
Curt over at TFSource let us know the http://tfsource.com/age-of-extinction/platinum-dinobots/] Transformers Age of Extinction - Platinum Edition Dinobots Set of 5 was previously mentioned, however it doesn’t look like it was revealed that this set features new G1 head sculpts as well as different colors on each figure. Get a look at the pictures of all the figures that posted in the gallery below.
Thanks to an article by william-james88 of Seibertron, we have scans of a photo shoot from the September issue of Elle Italia
, the Italian version of the long-running fashion magazine. In the photos, model Josephine Skriver is shown shopping on New York's Fifth Avenue with her boyfriend from space - who is none other than the movie version of Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see the photos.
Olivus Prime of the TFW2005 Forums was able to sit down with Mark Ryan recently and talk Transformers movies. Ryan is the voice behind Revenge of the Fallen
's Jetfire and Age of Extinction
's Lockdown, and spoke of his inspiration for Jetfire, the amount of his own acting that was put into Lockdown... and perhaps most interestingly, a hint at the direction of Transformers 5 and the Transformers Cinematic Universe at large. Read on to see what he had to say!
Get your views in on the Transformers movies listed on Netflix as they will be removed from the listing at the end of September. Transformers: Age of Extinction and a number of other films such as the Hunger Games, World War Z that are part of the Epix distribution deal, have not been renewed at this time. We've been here before, where the deal was done only to be re-done at the zero-hour. Read on to see the quote from Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
Empire Online has posted a ranking of the 100 greatest characters to feature in a movie, as selected by their readership. And Optimus Prime managed to make the list! Just barely avoiding falling in to dead last place, Optimus Prime ranks 98
out of 100. We're not entirely sure on what criteria people made their choices, but the bullet points on Empire's list might have you believe it's due to Optimus riding a dinosaur. We can but wonder if he wouldn't have ranked higher had he not murdered Frasier a short time later. Click through to get a link to the full list.
Following the long slow run up to Transformers 5 and the Cinematic Universe. We have some new insights from Daredevil writer Steven Dekinght. He's been part of the writers room sessions and gives us his take how things are unfolding. Paramount are "pulling all the stops" including a visit from Steven Spielberg himself. While no word on what the new Transformers 5 movie being worked on now by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, we do get a sense the new blood may actually produce a movie a story in it. Read on for more.
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