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.
Previously rumored, it looks like we have definite confirmation of our first cast member for 2018's Bumblebee movie. Hailee Steinfeld talked with news.com.au about her upcoming tour in Australia, during which she verified her involvement with the prequel movie. She also said that as soon as she gets back from Australia, it'll be time to begin filming. The movie currently branded as Transformers Universe: Bumbkebee
is expected in theatres next summer, so this production timeline is just about on track. You can find a link to the news.com.au article below.
It's virtually impossible to make reference to a movie Optimus Prime's face without referencing "give me your face" from Revenge of The Fallen
. MPM-4 Optimus Prime may not literally give you his face, but these new pictures of the Movie Masterpiece figure show off some up close looks, plus reveal the means of swapping between faceplate or open face: A riveted swivel joint. It might be as mechanically impressive as the new Leader Megatron's lever-based mask gimmick, but it is effective. Click through to see the pictures via Weibo user NOTRAB.
Thanks to Yenting Lai on the TFND Facebook group, we've got a nice collection of photos showing MPM-3 Bumblebee. The first release in the renewed Movie Masterpiece line, this is the most accurate representation of Bumblebee's earlier movie appearance, and this gallery gives us some better angles to see how that plays out. And an important reveal is the relative scale between Bumblebee and G1 Autobot Car MPs. You can find this all in the album below!
Ever wonder what the huge, hyper-detailed, movie Transformers statues from Prime 1 Studio look like in-package? Thanks to a poster on Baidu, now we know! This is a really impressive piece, a statue that looks like it walked out of the 2007 movie, standing at 50 centimeters or over a foot and a half tall. Keep reading to see the images, which we've mirrored here for your convenience!
Just in from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas via comingsoon.net, we have our first piece of promotional material for the 2018 Transformers movie, which will focus on Bumblebee at some point before the main film series. Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
as it is currently titled on the poster has been said to skew younger, and have a smaller robot cast. There was also the hint that the 1980's might be the target time period for the story. You can find the image that was on display at the expo mirrored below.
It is official, Michael Bay, the director with five Transformers and a slew of other blockbuster movies under his belt has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, today. According to the reporting from Malay Mail Online, who is being called the "$6 Billion Man". Mr Bay attended the ceremony today with his dog Rebel to leave his mark, adding his hands and feet impression to the avenue of Hollywood's greatest achievers. Read on for quotes from Bay on the event.
with information on the Transformers Live Show! Sys-Con Media reports that Hasbro has partnered with DMG Entertainment to create a new Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experience centered around Transformers. The first of these "digital simulation experience centers" will open in Shanghai this summer, with plans to expand across China over five years. No plans outside of China have yet been announced, but the project is said to be designed "with the global audience in mind." Keep reading for info!
After the recent trademarking of what's believed to be the Bumblebee Movie logo, Hasbro continues preparing for its 2018 cinematic outing with a new trademark reported by Transformers@TheMoon: Bee Vision.
Really, what are the odds this isn't
related to the Bumblebee Movie? With the trademark specifically calling out toy masks as a potential use, it looks like there'll be some type of roleplay-toy gimmick in next year's movie toys. Keep reading for the data!
The US Patent Office has received a registration for a new logo from Hasbro showing a stylized bee in gray. The logo is being trademarked for use in relation to "Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms" - the usual legal descriptor with USPTO for Transformers toys. So it looks like we've got the logo to go with next year's Bumblebee-themed Transformers side-story movie! Keep reading to see.
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Weibo user NOTRAB has shared another update of photos featuring the just-revealed MPM-4 Movie Masterpiece Optimus Prime. This batch focuses on answering one of the most important questions: How big is it? Particularly how tall compared to Revenge of The Fallen Leader Class Optimus, long considered to be a high point in engineering this design. At the same time, these side by side comparisons should help dispel any notion of this being a retool of that prior figure, as every visible part between them is very clearly different. The photos are mirrored below, click through and check it out.
Following their Superior Optimus Prime statues what melds aspects of the Generation 1 and Movie characters. Prime 1 Studio bring us Superior Megatron. The teaser image doesn't give up a whole lot, with a look at what may be his chest plate, but we'll be seeing more of this guy soon enough.
Following the earlier reveal, we have some new images and a story of the Transformers Superior Optimus Prime from Prime 1 Studio that is a Generation 1 and Movie Mash-up bust statue.
The Superior one is said to part of the Transformers: Age of Time universe. It was designed by Josh Izzi who has sculpted statues for the other Premium Masterline Transformers statues before. Read on to see the details and new looks at Prime's face and the bust for more info.
As it turns out, several days ago Michael Bay stopped to have a quick chat with MTV in a video clip available on MTV's Facebook page. The questions focused mostly on next year's Bumblebee spinoff movie, with a bit of the conceptual angle of it revealed. There was also the ever-present question of whether Bay was truly leaving the franchise behind now. Whether he is or not (his response was decidedly non-committal) he did say he wants to direct one of the later spinoff movies, so he's likely to be back in some capacity or another no matter what. Keep reading to see more.
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