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Cybertron in 2024 Transformers Animated Movie, Possible Trilogy, Says Producer

Just up on Collider is an exclusive interview with the Transformers Hollywood producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The man behind the soon-to-be released, Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, is also pushing the buttons on the still untitled Animated Movie slated for July 19, 2024 release. When asked about the setting for this "origin" movie taking place on Cybertron, the Producer let us know we will be going there, possibly more than once:

We’re hoping that there is enough emotional construct to that, that would lead to a trilogy of it because, personally, I think there's a natural trilogy. I'm not always looking to do multiple movies, but there's a natural trilogy around their relationship. So, you're going to see Cybertron in a way you've never seen it, that no one's ever seen it before. Because we're doing an animation, we're allowed to really go all out. If you tried to make this live-action, it would probably be a billion-dollar movie or something.

Additionally, we learn that they would like to expand on the origin and look at life on the planet with a Trilogy. With animation, to be created by Industrial Light & Magic, they can do a lot more things than in a Live-Action film that looks at the Transformers society, and character's development:

It's not a coming-of-age story. I don't think you’d believe that, in a way, but I would say they're young men who are finding their path. Like I said, it's more than a tease, that's what the story is, and that's the experience you're going to go through. And how they question society, just like all of us, too, could question our society. We’re maybe not as strong as Megatron and Optimus, so maybe we wouldn't make the same choices, but I think it's really going to be an eye-opener for the fans. For the non-fans, you're going to get to meet the characters in their early formation.

Read the full interview on the Transformers Animated Movie now at

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Joe Velez 2024-06-04 @ 3:31 pm

That Sentinel Prime looks like a cross between Combiner Wars Skydive in robot mode and Fall of Cybertron Blast Off in alt mode.

Joe Velez 2024-05-09 @ 9:29 pm

Sure would be nice if I can look at an article on this site for longer than 2 minutes before my computer freezes due to all the ads. 

Well, I guess Bot Shots people are going to be happy. Never really cared for them myself.

So are RiD 2015 Minicon people. I wanted to get them all but bailed due to the horrendous late wave distribution. While Overload is one of the better Deployer molds, it's not the best. I'm hoping for another use for Crazybolt. I have one Takara version and two Hasbro versions. Got them for super cheap somehow despite them being late wave figures. I don't think the Hasbro version even made it to physical shelves. I don't know how well it will fit into this movie or anything but it would be nice to see that mold again in some new colors. About as nice as it would've been to see new arms for the Overload mold to have the gun on the correct arm for Megatron lol.

I have a BIG feeling that Quintesson figure is going to be very difficult to find. I suggest preordering if possible. I'll be trying to get a few myself for my ever expanding Quintesson army. Given the look of that alt mode, I can see Hasbro using the Takara Prime Arms Micron Unicron mold for a Quintesson of some sort. It wouldn't look out of place. Hasbro finally released the Arms Micron Breakdown mold at current standard voyager prices even though it's said  that he's larger than a standard voyager from back then so I could see them doing AM Unicron as a Quintesson retool at the voyager price. 

It's nice to see a few of those big gimmicky "for children" toys actually looking decent. They have basic articulation and aren't hindered by the gimmicks. 

TECHTRON 2024-05-02 @ 2:03 am

Despite what other people are saying, this has potential. Now it could also go horribly wrong... but that doesn't mean that it will go wrong. So far, I think I can give it at least a chance. This could end up being a movie that appeals to all ages that will both ignite the next generation of Transformers fans, and appeal to the older Transformers fans as well.

p.s. (this really is just hope because I really want this to go well)

Gates13 2024-04-19 @ 4:20 am

Oh... no. This is not for me. I'm really over the era of all characters are absolute dimwits. I'll have to pass and leave this for the age group it's targeted at. Hopefully we get back to thought-provoking kids stories at some point and stop dumbing things so far down. 

Decepticats 2024-04-18 @ 2:51 pm

Wow! I mean, just absolutely wow! This looks like totally garbage. I hate the tf designs, the story, the campy, cheesy feel. Yeah, this is all an easy pass. Funny though, reminds me of a person who has zero self-awareness, but they think they're cool, but they are actually so cringy, it's embarrassing. 

Lunatic Prime 2023-04-10 @ 8:30 pm
On 4/9/2023 at 4:11 PM, BaCon said:

With the Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts coming in hot and heavy for the June theater releases, it is easy to forget there are at two more Transformers movies in the works. The animated being directed by Toy Stoy 4's, Josh Cooley, is supposed to hit screens in 2024, but we don't know anything about it, until now.

It’d be awesome if it was in the animation style of the High Moon Studio games. The title could just be a working title and it would suit the new Studio Series Gamer Edition subline perfectly.

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