The LA Times has published an article today talking about Hasbro's forward-looking plans with their feature film business. As we'd heard about previously, Hasbro is planning their own cinematic universe in the style of Marvel's movies, bolstered by the runaway success of the Transformers film series. This article goes in to a little more detail on early plans for that, including a new try at GI Joe. There's also a little bit about next year's Bumblebee-focused spin off movie. Keep reading for select excerpts and a link to the article!
Entertainment website Deadline is reporting that the Bumblebee-focused entry in the Transformers live action movie series due in 2018 now has a director on board. Travis Knight will have the distinction of directing the first live action film installment that won't be in Michael Bay's care. Knight was previously the director for Kubo And The Two Strings
, and while that is a short credit list in this role, it's a pretty powerful first effort.
Actor Josh Duhamel took to Twitter the other day to express his regret at being unable to be in the crowd the next time the Minnesota Vikings were to play. This is relevant to us because he explained that he was too busy shooting Transformers: The Last Knight
aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, CA! We've got a collection of photos embedded below from the Duhamel's Land fan page on Instagram, as well as Duhamel and the crew of the Carl Vinson cheering on the Vikings from his own Instagram page. Keep reading to see both!
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!
Hot on the heels of the return of Josh Duhamel, Michael Bay has posted video clips of Tyrese Gibson to Instagram with the caption "I'm thinking." Will the duo of Epps and Lennox be reunited in Transformers 5? Obviously Bay is gauging fan reaction with this, so keep reading for a link to Instagram so you can go tell him what you think.
After sitting out Age of Extinction (which was probably wise on his part, let's be honest), Josh Duhamel is apparently preparing to return to the Transformers film franchise. Michael Bay, the official Transformers Twitter, and Duhamel himself were all excitedly chatting about the news this morning as Duhamel returns as William Lennox - who is probably at least a Colonel by now considering his jumps in rank between previous films. Keep reading for more info!
Superhero Hype has announced that Paramount has decided on an official title for Transformers 5! Now titled Transformers: The Last Knight,
filming begins on June 6th in Detroit. Besides Mark Wahlberg and Isabela Moner, actor Jerrod Carmichael is known to be playing a role. Keep reading for more info and a closer look at the new logo! UPDATED
with a link to the official announcement on Instagram!
Entertainment website The Wrap is reporting tonight that comedian Jerrod Carmichael may be in talks to be part of the cast for Transformers 5, due to begin filming this summer. The Wrap previously reported the rumor of Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner also being in negotiations to star in the movie along with returning lead Mark Wahlberg. There's precious little in the way of details, and reportedly Paramount has declined to comment at this time, but with production getting ever closer, more and more of these rumors are likely to prove accurate. Keep reading for a link back to the original article.
Entertainment website The Wrap is reporting that Isabela Moner is being considered for the female lead role alongside Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 5. Moner has starred in a number of Nickelodeon productions among other similarly themed roles. There's no outside corroboration for this information, so for now it should be held strictly as a rumor, but with production due to start in just a couple months, the timing might be right. Keep reading for a brief summary of the character Moner may be cast for.
User Red Goblin on TFW has shared a few images reportedly originating with Industrial Light and Magic, showing some new concept pieces from the live action Transformers movies. There's various shots of landscapes clearly used in the development of Cybertron itself, plus ship and character designs from Age of Extinction specifically - including an orange-armored Drift, giving a good idea where the analogous character in Robots in Disguise got his coloring from. We've mirrored the images, so keep reading to check it out!
The Hollywood Reporter has an article out today talking about the immediate future of the Transformers movie series. As was revealed just before Toy Fair, we're locked in for a schedule of three consecutive years of Transformers movies, the mid point of which is a Bumblebee focused film. Paramount's Brad Grey is quoted as saying that Bumblebee is among the Transformers universe characters deserving of their own movies. It's also called out that the Bee Movie will be kept to a lower cost than typical for the series. Click through for a quick excerpt and link to the original article.
The Winter Wonderfest 2016 is over, but it certainly didn't go without some good stuff to show. In the time since we reported last night, more photos have been posted from the event showing more detail on Masterpiece Optimus Primal, such as the furry appearance derived entirely through paint apps. We also have more detail shots of Blast Off and the Combaticons, including another look at their color promo poster, and new tonight we have showings from Prime 1 Studios with an array of movie-inspired statues, and another appearance of Heroes of Steel Optimus. Click through to see it all, along with a full list of photo credits!
Once again we're on the verge of a growing number of production side tidbits for a Transformers movie. Website My Entertainment World has updated with a very brief listing for Transformers 5, revealing when filming for the next movie is due to begin. With the publicity around the Writers' Room project recently we can at least hope that there will be a completed script by the time they fire up the cameras, though absence of such certainly hasn't stopped production in the past... Click through to check it out!
Just as Michael Bay always comes back to do the next Transformers movie, it seems now a reliable trend that Michael Bay will choose Chicago as a shooting location. Maybe he just enjoys Portillo's, and I couldn't blame him for that, but whatever the cause it sounds like Chicago will see more robot action. In an interview with WGN Radio's Dean Richards focused on Bay's movie 13 Hours, the subject of Transformers and a return to Chicago come up briefly. We have a summary of the relevant portion of the interview. Click through to take a look, and to get a link back to the original if you want to hear more about 13 Hours.
Rolling Stone has published an interview with Michael Bay, regarding his movie "13 Hours", but within that article comes the confirmation of what we've all expected: Michael Bay is back on board for the fifth Transformers movie. Bay himself seems to be losing count at this point, and expressed once again
that this would be his last time in the director's chair for the franchise. The interviewer pointed out how it's not the first time he's made such a claim, but Bay insists that he really means it for real, this time. Keep reading for excerpts, including possible first details of the movie!
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