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!
Barret-Jackson has announced that they will be handling the auctions of the stunt vehicles representing Optimus Prime from the first three movies, and Bumblebee's mainly black "Classic Camaro" form seen in Age of Extinction. These vehicles will apparently be part of the larger Scottsdale 2016 vehicle auction happening during the last week of January. With the listings are a batch of nice photos of both vehicles. You can keep reading to see the mirrored images, and links back to the listings and article on the Barret-Jackson site.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Hollywood - in the form of Paramount Pictures - is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Cinematic Universe based on Hasbro properties. Micronauts, Rom: Spaceknight, MASK, and Visionaries are slated to tie into existing film franchise GI Joe, and a writer's room is being assembled in the vein of the one created for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Transformers is assumed to remain separate - though there was
that first Micronauts promotional image, so we'll see! Keep reading for details.
Over the months, the bits and pieces of future movie development news have made it fairly clear that we could expect to see Mark Wahlberg back for Transformers 5, about as much as we expect Michael Bay to be back in the director's chair. But in an interview with CinePop, Wahlberg is asked directly if he'll be returning, and confirms his involvement with the next movie. No further details are presented on this subject, but you can watch the entire quick interview clip with Wahlberg answering a couple other questions, embedded below.
Deadline is reporting tonight that Hasbro Studios and Paramount have reassigned Akiva Goldsman away from writing the next Transformers movie. Apparently so pleased with his success leading the Transformers writers room, he will go on now to run a similar project for GI Joe, and then again for Micronauts when time comes to develop that property for film. Reportedly Goldsman will still have a supervisory role over the Transformers movie scripts, but will not be directly contributing to them himself. Keep reading for more on the new writers being negotiated and the original article link below.
We have our first good out of package look at the surprise movie Sideswipe figure that appeared for order on RobotKingdom this weekend. Thanks to Jimmy Yu and Ck Wong on Facebook, we've got several nice shots of the figure, showing off its extensive silver paintjob. Between that and being the Dark of The Moon mold, this may be the best overall representation of movie Sideswipe out there. Now, if only we knew why it was given AOE Crosshairs' guns... Click through to see all the photos!
RobotKingdom has posted a listing for a brand new entry in the Movie Advanced Series, a limited edition release of Sideswipe. Based on the Dark Of The Moon Deluxe mold and for some reason including weapons from Age of Extinction Crosshairs, it becomes overall quite inexplicable! RobotKingdom has this as shipping on November 14, and as we have no word on other release avenues for this, it might be a good idea to jump on now if you're interested. Click through to see the in-package photos!
Max Nicholson from IGN recently talked with Akiva Goldsman, notable lately for having led the writer's room effort that has reportedly produced the story outline for Transformers movies for the next decade. In a brief conversation about the Transformers franchise, Goldsman addresses things like the necessity of humans to Transformers stories, as well as the environment of the much talked about writer's room. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link back to the original article!
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