Were the live action Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay good or bad for Transformers? That’s the question that I put to a number of respected collectors and community members, and not just in regards to Transformers toys, but the general health of the brand and the people who now count themselves as fans.
Perhaps emboldened by the amazing success of Marvel's take on a shared continuity for its increasingly numerous movies and now TV projects, Hasbro has made known their plans to try this approach with the Transformers movie series. But what can we expect from this direction, and how might it affect Transformers 5? Keep reading for some thoughts.
Editor's Note: The following is an editorial and the opinions expressed are solely those of Peter Van and do not represent the ideas of Tformers.com or Entertainment News International as a whole.
Every year, there are certain things that take place within the Transformers community. Last year was the meteoric rise of the third party shops. What originally began as add-ons and kits has now become full-blown homages, like TFC Toys Hercules and iGear's continued homage figures. As this year is just beginning, I have listed five things that I want from the franchise this year. Let's get started!
With the release of Transformers Dark of the Moon
, Director Michael Bay says he is done. Shia LaBeouf says he will not return. What will happen? Mr. LaBeouf suggests a reboot and Tyrese Gibson suggested that maybe Executive Producer Steven Spielberg will step as director if Mr. Bay actually follows through. Don Murphy, a producer on all three Transformers
films says there will "certainly not" be a reboot and suggests perhaps a second trilogy is at hand. "[The Transformers] didn't grow up or become expensive like [Tobey] Maguire," he jokes on his personal message board. Read more.
Tyrese Gibson spoke with MovieWeb earlier this week, suggesting that if indeed what Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) says is true, and that he and Michael Bay are walking away from the franchise, Steven Spielberg is a great safety net. "[H]ere is the safety net. Are you ready for this?" Mr. Gibson asks during his interview with MovieWeb. "Michael Bay decides to not come back for Transfomers 4. There is always Steven Spielberg!" Read more...
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2009 for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. Since Transformers Dark of the Moon is coming out in IMAX, this felt fitting to repost. Information has been updated to keep up with the times.
So a fan over at our Facebook page shared something quite interesting with us. Back in 2009, there was actually a big broo-ha when comedian Aziz Ansari of NBC’s Parks and Recreation
complained on his Twitter account that AMC is charging "$5 extra for a slightly bigger screen [than the normal one]..." Read more
Okay, this is getting really freaking confusing. So is Arcee a combiner or isn't she? And are all three bikes identical? We didn't exactly have that answer pegged down, and a recent article from Inside Line doesn't make it any clearer. The article spotlights luxury bike manufacturer Ducati, which has bikes in box the recently-released Terminator: Salvation
and in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
, and reports that one of the company's bikes will merge with two other bikes to form Arcee. But that's not even the half of it.