series Lorenzo di Bonaventura has spoken to Deadline Hollywood
about the Transformers movies and the nature of the series' partnership with China. The article also drops a small piece of information about the number of robots we can expect to see in the film - and it's less than even 2007's Transformers
, as we all expected. But also more than two! And also, an interesting tidbit about why, exactly, Transformers is so big in China to begin with. Keep reading to see!
Thanks to ISSU, we have details on the article in Brand Licensing Europe 2017 with Hasbro's Katherine Buckland who answer's questions from the press on Transformers Cinematic Universe and the Bumblebee spin-off in production now. She shares some details on these new properties and how Hasbro develops products for them.
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!
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.
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.
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.
International Business Times reports that Robert Kirkman, creator of popular zombie-encrusted soap opera The Walking Dead
, has opened up on the reasons why he was only in the Transformers Cinematic Universe's Writers' Room for a single day. It's related to the health issues that kept him out of last year's San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 10 years. Keep reading for further details and a video of Kirkman responding to the question.
Transformers 5 director Michael Bay recently sat down with Collider to talk about his latest movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi that will be coming to theaters next weekend. The interview is pretty much focused on the new movie, but we do get some comments from Bay on what's in the works for Transformers 5 and the recent developments with the Writers Room. According to Bay, we may be seeing some historical elements and or smaller productions.
Thanks to our old friend Sean Long, who's posted a video from the SacAnime 2015 festival held in , Sacramento, CA last weekend. Perter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime made an appearance. It is way too early to know for sure, but he did say that Transformers 5 and 6 may be going back to the roots when asked about the concern about the darkness of the series so far. Read on for more on Transformers 5 is to released June 24, 2016.
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 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).
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