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praetorian
2014-10-30, 02:41 PM
IGN reporting that Michael Bay will not be directing the fifth installment:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/30/no-transformers-5-for-michael-bay-directing-benghazi-drama-instead

Neuronutter
2014-10-30, 07:08 PM
IGN reporting that Michael Bay will not be directing the fifth installment:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/30/no-transformers-5-for-michael-bay-directing-benghazi-drama-instead

Oh, this old sausage again. I'm sure we've been through this nonsense before.

Quote from IGN:
"After implying he'd like to "flex new muscles" after Transformers 4, director Michael Bay has officially passed on helming Transformers 5 -- and instead, will tackle the Benghazi-based 13 hours."

Benghazi through the lens of Bay? Wow.

numbat
2014-10-30, 08:33 PM
Didn't Bay do this with TF4, basically as a lever for funding (and time) to do 'Pain and Gain'? I wouldn't be surprised if he was doing the same thing again - after all, it must get boring doing Transformers films all the time when you're a film-maker. (That said Bay's really an auteur... I wouldn't say he gives variety, no matter the film title, but damn he does his thing well!)

I hope they sort it though - I have severe doubts that Transformers films would work out well without Bay's unique visual style and great directorial balance (he was made for these films!).

Knightdramon
2014-10-30, 11:13 PM
Isn't this like the fourth time in a row he's said this?

Attention whore at best. He'll do it once again, mark my words.

calvin_0
2014-10-31, 07:07 AM
i would be truly surprise if he really left this time... sadly he probably will come back..

Knightdramon
2014-10-31, 10:45 PM
To be absolutely fair to him though, each movie [since ROTF] has been progressively been better than the previous one. Though with a gem like ROTF that's not really saying much. :lol:

numbat
2014-11-01, 09:55 AM
To be absolutely fair to him though, each movie [since ROTF] has been progressively been better than the previous one. Though with a gem like ROTF that's not really saying much. :lol:
Yet the critics say each one has got progressively worse. Bay must have thick skin for that not to irritate him!

(And then you've got people going 'look how amazing and successful Guardians of the Galaxy was based on box office' and 'Even though Age of Extinction was at the top, it performed really badly for that month historically' yet AoE took way more globally and is currently the top box office winner for 2014... Not that I am comparing the two - I personally do think GotG was a much better film.)

Firestrider57
2015-08-07, 10:08 AM
Ok, since this is the Transformers 5 forum, I want to throw my hat into the ring. I honestly believe we will get a Bayesque version of the Quintessons here. Why? The "hands" of the creators were seen early in the AoE and were not overly gigantic-clearly shattering the idea that Unicron NOR Primus could be the creators in this installment. The hands resembled the hands of the Fallen, and were located in their funky weird star ships with weird lights.
Honestly, the Quintessons would be very believable since the G1 cartoon (and comics) gave the creator job to the Quintessons ,and why they built Cybertron. Also, Cybertron, according to Bay, was NOT Primus, but a hollowed-out K'nex piece that imploded on itself in DOTM. The Quints would lend themselves also to current movieverse design, which could prove frighteningly well, with the Fallen as a loose model for design ( add the multiple faces).

Cliffjumper
2015-08-07, 01:20 PM
Fifteen years ago I'd be dead against the idea of Quints. But now I'm basically ready to listen to anything other than Primus.

Though I'd prefer something original over both; after 30-odd years of huge variety the mythos behind Transformers is starting to congeal to a set of boring universal facts; Bay's just the kind of man to stuff a hand grenade in that sort of thing's mouth and drop-kick it off a skyscraper.

Regarding him directing it's a case of "who else?". Paramount want to appeal to the millions of people who went to see the last four, not a few idiots who think knowing Christopher Nolan's name makes them a film expert. And for Bay it gives him more leverage for doing other work; it's basically the same thing Steven Soderbergh does.

Regarding success and reception Bay continues to do good work of utterly confounding doubters (you don't have to go far through any old threads for 2/3/4 to find someone saying Bay got lucky last time and this one would be the disaster) while simultaneously showing most film critics to be old media relics with little to no connection to actual cinemagoers. Most of the ****s watch the things on DVD for a start.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-08-07, 01:37 PM
Regarding him directing it's a case of "who else?". Paramount want to appeal to the millions of people who went to see the last four, not a few idiots who think knowing Christopher Nolan's name makes them a film expert.

Oh my god I heart the notion of the Nolans doing a TF film. If only to find out exactly how he'd motivate Optimus Prime without a dead wife to lean on.

inflatable dalek
2015-08-07, 01:56 PM
Oh my god I heart the notion of the Nolans doing a TF film. If only to find out exactly how he'd motivate Optimus Prime without a dead wife to lean on.

Introduce Elita-1.

Though I'd prefer something original over both; after 30-odd years of huge variety the mythos behind Transformers is starting to congeal to a set of boring universal facts; Bay's just the kind of man to stuff a hand grenade in that sort of thing's mouth and drop-kick it off a skyscraper.

Yeah, I'd be up for that as well (whilst at the same time acknowledging that for 99.99% of the audience over familiarity wouldn't be a problem and Primus flashbacks could allow for some gonzo insnane imagery). Hmm, no official fiction has ever done the "Merge the Quints and the Primus stories" fan fic thing has it? That would allow for the Epic Universe shattering history (and let's face it, Bay would be all over a villain who wants to destroy reality, it'd be the biggest explosion ever!) but at the same time giving bad guys more on a scale the heroes can interact with.

Regarding him directing it's a case of "who else?". Paramount want to appeal to the millions of people who went to see the last four, not a few idiots who think knowing Christopher Nolan's name makes them a film expert. And for Bay it gives him more leverage for doing other work; it's basically the same thing Steven Soderbergh does.

Well, unless they're going to have him direct all of them this (ridiculous to my eyes, but you never know, they might pull it off) shared Transformers cinematic Universe is going to have to find fresh blood. And in terms of the main (? whatever they'll be called) film series, if Paramount want it to be a sustainable ongoing concern they'll have to bring in a new director sooner or later if only because Bay isn't immortal (though I suspect he'll ultimately get too expensive proportionally before that).

I can certainly see why Paramount would want more of the same, but the strength of the first Bay film was that it shook up the franchise up and brought it firmly into the Noughties. Someone doing the same for the rapidly approaching twenties wouldn't automatically be a bad thing.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-08-07, 02:09 PM
Introduce Elita-1.

Is regrettably the only answer that was ever going to result in.

Cliffjumper
2015-08-08, 09:34 PM
I'll believe a shared film universe when I see it, TBH. It's still just too expensive to do well IMO (hell, Bay needed a ton of money from China to make the last); sounds more like a contingency plan so if/when TF5 flops or Cullen dies or GM hike up the Camaro price they can bring out a fresh cast. Any spin-off would surely still be Earthbound and feature humans heavily for simple budgetary reasons, which would make them basically indistinguishable from the main films.

I'm really not sure there's a market for it, even - part of the reason for the box office of the four so far staying so high is that it's the only transforming robot series in town as a film every couple of years seems to satisfy everyone. The last thing any film studio wants to be doing right now is aping Marvel IMO; superhero films and cinematic universes are hurriedly reaching saturation point and in a couple of years there are going to start being some big reverses. Best that Transformers keeps to its' USP.

Firestrider57
2015-08-09, 08:02 PM
The only reason I am stating that we need to see the quints goes back all the way to 2007. This was when Frenzy was introduced as a gleaming, shiny little scrat of a robot. Fast, fluid moves made this guy interesting. Throw in ROTF and the Nemesis encounter. We know grotesque robots can be made with current CGI techniques. DOTM brought on tentacles!! Now for multiple or morphing faces!! The quints also could use their own backstory. In Beast Wars, the Vok was brought in as TF creators, but the Quints are much more believable than the Vok. Primus is credited with the creation of TF's from certain comics and later TV series, but the organic creating the nonorganic thing makes the most sense to me. We can't escape the "hand" we saw in the opening of AoE. It looked completely organic.
There is one other theory that seems to hold some history. The comic universe refers to the "first cause" in the TF universe as being Primacron, a diminuitive, omniscent that created three "uberbeings": Tornatron,Unicron and Primus. Tornatron was defeated by Grimlock, but the last two have remained to the present day. So, Quints? Primus? Unicron or Primacron? All are probable, but it might be the "powers that be ( pun intended)" to decide the identity of the TF creators.
P.S. The "creators" are known to be malevolent, at least according to Bay, so Primus is not really expected since he is a benevolent being.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-08-09, 08:18 PM
In Beast Wars, the Vok was brought in as TF creators

Been a while since I've seen Beast Wars, but I'm 95% certain that no.

Skyquake87
2015-08-10, 07:34 PM
The Vok were doing their own thing. On screen, all we saw were that they were aliens whom were a bit shady and conducted experiments with life on a cosmic scale. The Beast-era Transfomers are the ancestors of the original Transformers and took the series took elements from the existing cartoon and comic mythos and married them together (and with just one line of dialogue too! "Primus help us all if that thing survived.") and added some innovations of their own (Transformers having proto-forms, Sparks and sketched in a back- drop of political intrigue).

I think there's been discussion with the show runners since and they've aluded to the Vok having a connection to the Swarm from Generation 2 or something.

Heh, fancy the creators in a Bay film being malevolent..! I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you! I am genuinely interested to see what they movie guys come up with. I'd be up for seeing some thing a bit fresh and wouldn't be adverse to Quints either.

inflatable dalek
2015-08-10, 07:54 PM
I always felt that the "Vok are the Swarm" idea was just a creator going "Yeah, sure, why not?" in response to a convention question. One of the issues of the show is that it becomes very obvious towards the end that no one involved really had any idea what was going on with the aliens and were just making it up as they go along, them being cheerfully prepared to firebomb Earth at the end of season 1 really doesn't make sense in terms of their "Protect the timelines" attitude in their last episode.

Plus, they're clearly the Vorlons.

I'll believe a shared film universe when I see it, TBH. It's still just too expensive to do well IMO (hell, Bay needed a ton of money from China to make the last); sounds more like a contingency plan so if/when TF5 flops or Cullen dies or GM hike up the Camaro price they can bring out a fresh cast. Any spin-off would surely still be Earthbound and feature humans heavily for simple budgetary reasons, which would make them basically indistinguishable from the main films.

I'm really not sure there's a market for it, even - part of the reason for the box office of the four so far staying so high is that it's the only transforming robot series in town as a film every couple of years seems to satisfy everyone. The last thing any film studio wants to be doing right now is aping Marvel IMO; superhero films and cinematic universes are hurriedly reaching saturation point and in a couple of years there are going to start being some big reverses. Best that Transformers keeps to its' USP.

Yeah, it's depressing how many people seem to have looked at how Marvel managed to do what they did and completely missed the point of how it worked.

Clay
2015-08-10, 08:39 PM
I'll believe a shared film universe when I see it, TBH. It's still just too expensive to do well IMO (hell, Bay needed a ton of money from China to make the last); sounds more like a contingency plan so if/when TF5 flops or Cullen dies or GM hike up the Camaro price they can bring out a fresh cast.

I dunno, I think that the success of TF4 already proved that the concept itself is enough to hold water: new human cast, (mostly) new robot cast, another version of their origin (was the cube, then the matrix, then the 'creators'), and it did just fine. I see the idea of a shared film canon as more of a way to have multiple projects in development simultaneously so that Paramount can have a TF brand tentpole every summer. I think that could wear thin very quickly, especially if the running times stay at 2 1/2 hours each.

Vehicon Mike
2015-10-01, 05:12 AM
IGN reporting that Michael Bay will not be directing the fifth installment:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/30/no-transformers-5-for-michael-bay-directing-benghazi-drama-instead

Oh yeah, I believe it's true! after what he did, I think he's not going to return for any of the other movies.

Dead Man Wade
2015-10-01, 12:19 PM
after what he did

Which was what, exactly? Besides turning out another successful installment in a film series that's made more money than God?

Brendocon 2.0
2016-01-04, 10:12 PM
In news that's about as shocking as George RR Martin missing his deadline, Michael Bay is going to be doing Transformers 5: Rise of the Duocons.

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2016/01/04/michael-bay-confirms-hell-direct-transformers-5/

Red Dave Prime
2016-01-04, 10:50 PM
ah well. so much for that one. Still fingers crossed that Transformers 6: Bumblebees awfully big adventure turns out ok.

Just curious (as its that kinda thread) - if not Bay, than whom (realistically)? I might swing a bag of cash at Peter Berg, directed Battleship. I know its a ropey film but he handles the effects well, already worked with Hasbro and has some other better films under his belt (nothing great but I've a soft spot for Hancock and Very Bad Things was good too). Would also through a side bet at Jon Favreau. Iron Mans good, IM2 and Cowboys and Aliens are both ropey films but directed well enough (script issues in both). Also Elf!

Patapsco
2016-01-04, 11:15 PM
well a decent script and story would do for starters. Could Christopher Nolan done anything with AoE aside from looking at the first hour and saying "nope, there's 45 minutes of filler here, it's gone"?

Red Dave Prime
2016-01-05, 04:51 PM
I do wonder that - how much can bay affect the script? Would Spielberg still have to show the same clunky scenes, suffered the same 1d characterisation and the same ropey cube transformation effect? Id imagine so. But bay does have way too much slow mo/ spinny camera pans in his movie. Reckon you could knock 30 minutes of establishing shots out of that film. Lord of the rings is similar - every ****ing time we change location we have to set the scene and show the fellowship walking from a distance even though the biggest idiot will realise a change in scene.

Cliffjumper
2016-01-05, 07:35 PM
Sadly I think a lot of it is Bay, TBH - something like Pain and Gain, where he had huge artistic control, still has a lot of the same problems. Thing is I'm not sure how much these things are problem for your average cinemagoer; there's a lot of feedback avaliable to studios now, who don't really listen to critics or even users on things like IMDB, but to the audience exit polls and the like.

Cinema has something of a captive audience and what all four TF films do manage is to finish pretty well, so I think a lot of people finish them blown away by Optimus shooting the **** out of whatever rather than still fuming about the human character who was big shit in the first ten minutes and then barely mentioned.

Plus from somewhere some ****ing idiot has decided that even summer action films have to be 2 1/2 hours long now, and that's an unnatural length for this sort of thing. This leads to the sort of stuff that 10, 20 years ago would be cut at the draft stage being left in. It's expected now that the first half-hour, hour of popcorn films will be slow and boring.

Also for Transformers, the money is not infinite (as said above, the fourth needed to bend to filming in Hong Kong to have a complete budget). Logically even something like the desert gathering in AoE costs a lot more and takes a lot more time (which is pretty crucial) than Iron Man zapping stuff. Which makes substantial human subplots and scenes with things like the prop cars a necessity, and the cube transformations were almost certainly the reason we had an army of clones rather than the same old Protoform skellingtons (transformations in general have largely receded in the films, with a few moneyshot ones and the bulk dealt with off-screen or from behind something).

To a certain extent I think Paramount are waiting for the bottom to fall out; they've made a lot of money on the franchise, much more than they expected to, so they're not going to up the budget much beyond inflation when each one might be the flop. At the same time four times now Bay's delivered them a film on time that's gone on to make a daft amount of money, and it's difficult to see why they'd want to change that if Bay's still willing.

Patapsco
2016-02-16, 11:05 PM
5, 6 & 7 have release dates, Marky Mark is back for 5 and 6 will be a Bumblebee movie because of course it will be

Red Dave Prime
2016-02-17, 10:58 AM
Curious will optimus be in 5. Marketing 101 would suggest he would have to be but maybe a break would be good. Also wondering if we will ever see rodinus - wise, cracking, strong, sort of jock type, fast car mode - seems perfect for the American market especially as a bot young kids can move to once they outgrow bumblebee.

Patapsco
2016-02-17, 07:01 PM
Curious will optimus be in 5. Marketing 101 would suggest he would have to be but maybe a break would be good. Also wondering if we will ever see rodinus - wise, cracking, strong, sort of jock type, fast car mode - seems perfect for the American market especially as a bot young kids can move to once they outgrow bumblebee.

the best thing for number 5 would be Last Stand Of The Wreckers but with Optimus instead of Aequitas and Marky Mark instead of Verity but that ain't going to happen

Patapsco
2016-03-07, 06:41 PM
So TF5 is shooting in Detroit this summer and yours truly is going to Detroit this summer (again), so I'll sniff around and see what I can see

Tetsuro
2016-03-07, 08:46 PM
They should just do a freakin' Beast Wars movie.

Patapsco
2016-03-07, 10:16 PM
They should just do a freakin' Beast Wars movie.

all things are possible as they're now going down the "shared universe" route

numbat
2016-03-08, 09:48 AM
I guess the Kiss Players movie will be the R rated Transformers universe answer to Deadpool then...

Patapsco
2016-04-18, 07:49 AM
So it looks like we're getting totally not Verity Carlo (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/transformers-5-casts-nickelodeon-actress-isabela-moner-as-female-a137537) in the new movie. I wonder which small Transformer is her buddy though

Red Dave Prime
2016-04-18, 10:38 AM
With any other director I wouldn't have to say this but please Mickey Bay, leave your perv camera at home for this one.

Still surprised we have never had a hot rod/ rodimus character as the humans best friend role in any of the movies

Patapsco
2016-04-18, 01:18 PM
I'd give anything for a script as coherent as Dark of The Moon, and even that wasn't exceptional

inflatable dalek
2016-04-18, 05:19 PM
Presumably the perving will be saved for the older female characters (is the daughter not coming back?). Stephen Merchant should be good value if that turns out to be true.

Patapsco
2016-04-18, 05:39 PM
The IMDB page only lists Marky Mark, Not Verity and Peter Cullen as cast members, and NINE writers

numbat
2016-04-25, 07:46 AM
The IMDB page only lists ... NINE writers
You know what they say - more writers equals higher quality output. You know, like chefs and what-not.

Clay
2016-04-26, 12:42 PM
I wonder if that's just symptomatic of the general idea for this movie coming from that writers' workshop thing, and everyone getting credit for the story germ while individuals have to actually write out a specific movie.

It's good work if you can get it.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-04-26, 12:49 PM
Yeah if somebody writes out a story idea, then somebody else expands that into a script, then two more people are brought in to rewrite the script, then the director throws in some plot reworks and a lead actor comes in and insists on tweaking his dialogue... boom, they all get a writing credit.

Ryan F
2016-04-26, 12:58 PM
According to the union rules (Writers Guild of America), you can't have any more than two individuals credited on a single writing role.

So AIUI you can have four writers total credited as follows:

Story by person A & person B
Screenplay by person C & person D

All remaining writers would have to be given comparatively minor credits like story consultants or script editors or something.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-04-26, 12:59 PM
That's what I meant.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-05-17, 08:38 AM
Well the title looks to have been revealed, as was bound to happen Someday.

Transformers 5 is now:

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Why they've gone with that is probably Hard To Explain, but I guess you can Take It Or Leave It.

Heavily foreshadowed by Shia's t-shirt in the first one and Wahlberg's daughter being Barely Legal in Age of Extinction.

Maybe Michael Bay knows exactly what he's doing and is a plotmaster supreme.

Or maybe it means nothing and is just a reflection on The Modern Age.

Red Dave Prime
2016-05-17, 12:00 PM
2 Questions:

Is Beachcomber in it and why not?

Skyquake87
2016-05-17, 06:27 PM
He's the last Knight

Sades
2016-05-18, 02:33 AM
Go to all that trouble, but leave out two...

numbat
2016-05-18, 04:33 PM
What happened to Grimlock? Was he not a Knight?

Oh dear... The plot is clearly beyond me.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-05-18, 06:49 PM
The plot is clearly beyond me.

See, people they don't understand
No, girlfriends, they can't understand
Your grandsons, they won't understand
On top of this, I ain't ever gonna understand...

starlord
2016-05-20, 03:38 AM
I am so glad. It is about time.

Patapsco
2016-06-03, 07:41 PM
Guys, Anthony f***ing Hopkins is going to be in this movie

Skyquake87
2016-06-03, 08:04 PM
...still doesn't mean it'll be any good. He was asleep for most of Thor.

Cliffjumper
2016-06-09, 09:04 PM
So was everyone else watching the thing, Marvel movies are utter shit.

Do like the crazy analysing of the title, though, because the last one was set in an age of extinction and the one before was all about the last three days of the lunar cycle.

Cue many days of people who won't like this film no matter what pining over Nolans.

Patapsco
2016-06-09, 09:10 PM
No sign of any pre production in Detroit so far but I have visited "Hong Kong"

http://i.imgur.com/HczjLs3.jpg

Red Dave Prime
2016-06-09, 09:41 PM
Cue many days of people who won't like this film because its the same overblown, overlong mess.

Fixed that for ya! No need to thank me :)

Sades
2016-06-09, 09:46 PM
Why is there no lens flare on that traffic cone? Why isn't everything moody and blue-tinged?

I don't believe you.

inflatable dalek
2016-06-10, 12:26 PM
Come on now, the title age of extinction clearly referred to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Which happened in the first five minutes admittedly but it's mildly relevant. Maybe Gladys Knight will walk past in the background in this one. I guess Transformers: I'm Not A Paedophile Honest, I Have a Card That Says So wouldn't fit on billboards (I'm not entirely sure now anything else happened in that one).

Red Dave Prime
2016-06-10, 01:52 PM
Curious how much will link to AOR - for better or worse, there was a few threads they could use for this.

inflatable dalek
2016-06-10, 08:42 PM
Josh Duhamel (did we mention he was back) has tweeted a pic of the new Barricade:

https://twitter.com/joshduhamel/status/741294654025404416

I'm oddly happy about this for no readily apparent reason. I'm sure he won't be doing much but it has felt most of the rank and file Decepticons have been a bit bland in the last few films so having one who made a strong impression in the first film and I suspect is well remembered by more casual viewers (not in the "Ah, that's the character Barricade" sense but "Oh yeah, the cop car one, that was cool" way) is appealing.

He'll have 30 seconds before exploding.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-06-10, 08:50 PM
Josh Duhamel (did we mention he was back)

Heard he's getting a whole 12:51 of screentime.

Nice to see Barricade decide to come back. Had assumed his First Impressions of Earth had put him off.

Red Dave Prime
2016-06-10, 11:02 PM
Happy that Duhamel is back to be honest. Out of all the Good Guy Humans, I felt he got the balance of the tone of movie best. Also would agree with Barricade being a good decepticon character as such. In fact, any carry over from the first film is a plus for me.

Except the blatant racism. You know what I mean.

Patapsco
2016-06-12, 08:17 PM
Why is there no lens flare on that traffic cone? Why isn't everything moody and blue-tinged?

I don't believe you.

I would have tried to see if anything got left behind but that block is very much empty and fenced off and considering it's Detroit (and admittedly very early on a Sunday morning), I really didn't feel like leaping over that fence to find what was left. You might also recognise this from the first movie...

http://i.imgur.com/5WyAm9N.jpg

But I couldn't get to the Packard Plant, which doubled as the ruined section of Chicago where Epps tried to convince Sam not to go in to get his woman, because it's a bit difficult to get to

Patapsco
2016-07-29, 07:39 PM
Hello friends, and by the looks of things, TF5 will be set in London at one point. Except that, you know, it's being filmed in Detroit

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/movies/2016/07/23/transformers-detroit-filming-downtown/87476696/

Brendocon 2.0
2016-08-30, 03:48 PM
http://www.starburstmagazine.com/movie-news/16074-liam-garrigan-to-play-king-arthur-in-transformers-the-last-knight

OH MY ****ING GOD GUYS IT'S A DECEPTICON RAIDER IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT: THE MOVIE THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

numbat
2016-08-30, 06:16 PM
And it's filming at the Quiraing on Skye (Scotland) - one of my favourite places (although becoming rather overdone in cinema of late!).

tfforlife12
2016-08-30, 06:20 PM
Also rumored to film in Mongolia.

Unicron
2016-08-30, 06:34 PM
http://www.starburstmagazine.com/movie-news/16074-liam-garrigan-to-play-king-arthur-in-transformers-the-last-knight

OH MY ****ING GOD GUYS IT'S A DECEPTICON RAIDER IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT: THE MOVIE THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Ramjet better headbutt a ****ing horse or this will all have been for naught.

Cliffjumper
2016-08-30, 08:16 PM
http://www.starburstmagazine.com/movie-news/16074-liam-garrigan-to-play-king-arthur-in-transformers-the-last-knight

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

tfforlife12
2016-08-30, 09:15 PM
What?^

Sades
2016-08-31, 04:03 AM
"Sqweeks"? Already sounds obnoxious.

Maybe they're going to a Renfaire, guise, gawd

tfforlife12
2016-08-31, 10:42 AM
sqweeks has a toolbox soooo maybe he's the tcu's fixit?????

inflatable dalek
2016-09-02, 02:22 PM
longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

longtime fan-favourite Rodimus Prime

It doesn't say which fan though.

Patapsco
2016-09-18, 10:24 PM
There has been some new filming in Northumberland and Newcastle. The footage is on the Daily Mail's site so not linking to that fascist rag, but it looks like Drift has a new colour scheme, but the only Autobots in Newcastle were Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Drift and Hot Rod The Optimus Murderer

Patapsco
2016-09-24, 10:58 AM
Guys, this movie is going to be even more of a mess than even you can imagine

http://i.imgur.com/FZRuB18h.jpg

Sades
2016-09-24, 02:29 PM
At first glance I thought that was the White House and I was going to make a "Trump winning" joke. But then I actually looked at the picture. And made the joke anyway.

(I looked it up, don't worry :yawn: )

Patapsco
2016-09-24, 03:50 PM
even funner fact: That house they dolled up to be Nazi HQ? Where Winston Churchill was born

Brendocon 2.0
2016-09-24, 04:21 PM
YOU MOTHER****ERS ARE MISSING THE BIG PICTURE HERE AND THAT IS THAT WE'RE GETTING MINI-DINOBOTS
http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/09/23/mark-wahlberg-confirms-mini-dinobots-transformers-last-knight-325210

You know what this means, don't you?

COMPYTRON!

Cliffjumper
2016-09-24, 06:14 PM
Fiver says Arthur and Blenheim are only briefly featured as part of flashback stuff showing how this one's Macguffin travels through the ages [/nofunatparties]

Brendocon 2.0
2016-09-24, 06:16 PM
NO DUDE IT'S TIME TRAVEL THESE ARE TOTALLY GOING TO BE IMPORTANT KEY SCENES AND no it's obviously a progression of time montage to open the film, you are correct.

Sades
2016-09-25, 06:23 AM
even funner fact: That house they dolled up to be Nazi HQ? Where Winston Churchill was born

Yes... I looked it up. ^^

:p

Scotimus Prime
2016-10-02, 07:22 PM
Maybe this is the key to the omega lock?

Scotimus Prime
2016-10-03, 07:22 AM
Looks like i was right

praetorian
2016-10-05, 01:03 PM
Here's some info about showcasing of concept art from the film, and probably toys.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/10/03/hasbro-showcase-transformers-last-knight-content-ble-2016-325707

Also, this quote:

"Transformers Franchise is making a rather large presence in UK this year and the next with majority of the 5th movie taking place in the country. Filming is currently taking place in London and historic places such as Stonehenge and Blenheim Palace."

I'm hoping that the 6th film will do a historical revision of historical revisions.

koriand'r
2016-10-24, 03:56 PM
even funner fact: That house they dolled up to be Nazi HQ? Where Winston Churchill was born

bay always manages to break records in being disrespectful as f*ck.

i mean winston was was shady as hell but the guy also dedicated his life on keeping the nazis out of britain, to do that to the house he was born in is just plain disrespectful :down::down::down:

on another note i know transformers in the live actions movies have never been 'pretty' and are alien like on purpose but g.d i'll never get used to it. hot rod looks so stocky and kinda bumblebee-ish. bay could save up some money on dispensable explosions and apply it in character design :sweatdrop

inflatable dalek
2016-10-24, 08:05 PM
I'm not sure the people who own Blenheim Palace should feel constrained about which film and TV productions they should hire out to based on the imagined reaction of just one person to have lived there. Considering it seems to be the go to place for out of the UK EVIL organisation headquarters (it was SPECTRE's Rome base in..err...SPECTRE as well) I wouldn't be surprised if it's played host to actors in Nazi costumes before either.

I may be going out on a limb here but I'm going to guess that the film will come down on the side of the Nazi's being bad and the allies being good, so it'll be a fairly respectful treatment of Churchill's side if not directly the man himself (wouldn't rule out a cameo though).

numbat
2016-10-25, 08:44 AM
so it'll be a fairly respectful treatment of Churchill's side if not directly the man himself (wouldn't rule out a cameo though).
Zombie Churchill?!?!?

(Or the canine insurance salesman?)

Sades
2016-10-25, 03:44 PM
Lich Churchill would be way cooler.

Skyquake87
2016-10-25, 07:14 PM
I hope they get Christian Slater to reprise his role as everyone's favourite gun-toting UK Prime Minister.

Summerhayes
2016-12-06, 12:36 PM
We have a trailer then. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntcyqJ6brc)

I was planning to avoid all trailers, like I did for Age of Extinction, but it came up as the ad at the start of another Youtube video and I figured I could probably watch this one trailer, once, to whet my appetite without spoiling things. It got me excited at least!

Bad Prime!
Anthony Hopkins doing the old-guy-who-narrates-exposition thing!
A floaty planet monster that might be a bizarre Unicron!
Lennox!
Marky Mark looking buffer than ever!
King Arthur and Nazis!

Cyberstrike nTo
2016-12-07, 12:12 AM
We have a trailer then. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntcyqJ6brc)

I was planning to avoid all trailers, like I did for Age of Extinction, but it came up as the ad at the start of another Youtube video and I figured I could probably watch this one trailer, once, to whet my appetite without spoiling things. It got me excited at least!

Bad Prime!
Anthony Hopkins doing the old-guy-who-narrates-exposition thing!
A floaty planet monster that might be a bizarre Unicron!
Lennox!
Marky Mark looking buffer than ever!
King Arthur and Nazis!

It actually did the reverse for me, it pretty much killed what little interest I had in this brain dead series, from now I rank the live action Transformers movies as I do the DC movies as 100% shit that should end.

Skyquake87
2016-12-07, 08:41 PM
I thought it looked good until I thought "ohhh more mysterious mysteries from the past". I will totally be going to see this, whatever, so I'm not going to pretend otherwise, despite how inherently awful/ repetitive it will be. I'm at the stage where I just enjoy the spectacle and know I'm just going to see a whole bunch of guff dressed up with alien robot punch ups and explosions.I do hope that big ball of dandelion fluff isn't going to be Unicron. That'll be up there with the disappointing Galactus storm cloud from the FF movie.

Clay
2016-12-08, 06:01 PM
I thought it looked good until I thought "ohhh more mysterious mysteries from the past".

Don't write it off yet: we still don't know what the macguffin is for this one!

numbat
2016-12-09, 11:46 AM
I'm just excited to see Transformers in some of my favourite landscapes on Skye in Scotland.

:headbang:

praetorian
2016-12-14, 09:48 PM
Official movie poster reveal:

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/12/13/transformers-last-knight-movie-poster-revealed-329975

No excitement for this movie, but ooh, that tagline! Actually fitting since Optimus hasn't been the classic hero he is since the first film.

Skyquake87
2016-12-15, 07:27 PM
I'm just excited to see Transformers in some of my favourite landscapes on Skye in Scotland.

:headbang:


...get destroyed by 'splosions

another tf fan
2016-12-15, 09:23 PM
I really like the movie poster. It's the first one that isn't a mish-mash but beautifuly simple.

Maybe now that Ehren Kruger isn't writing these things they might be a little better.

Ryan F
2016-12-30, 12:57 PM
Interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

http://collider.com/transformers-5-plot-characters-dinobots-details/

Not earth-shatteringly enlightening, it's mostly just him droning on about 'mythology' like he's Chris Carter or something.

Oh, and

Quintessons

Scotimus Prime
2017-02-03, 03:31 PM
New tv spot just dropped
https://youtu.be/HW9dYl6aC-g

Blackjack
2017-02-08, 02:28 PM
Oh shit Anthony Hopkins is in this movie? That was unexpected.

Not keeping up with the news at all, as you can imagine -- I've only watched the TV spots, and that bit caught me by surprise.

Scotimus Prime
2017-02-10, 07:07 PM
Extended TV Spot(Superbowl)
https://youtu.be/-lBn9nAHnFA
Mini Dinobots(Superbowl)
https://youtu.be/H275mEF1N1I

Blackjack
2017-02-21, 07:20 AM
Thanks to Takara's toy packaging, we have some official artwork for Barricade (also Optimus and some others but we already know what they look like): pictures here in Seibertron (https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-the-last-knight-hound-barricade-bumblebee-optimus-prime-packaging-art-revealed/37413/).

Look at Barricade! Not sure I like the new face, but dang if those Protect and Serve knuckledusters aren't hilarious.

Scotimus Prime
2017-03-12, 10:53 AM
Kids Choice Awards The Last Knight clip
https://youtu.be/qOR-Av4qG1A
Extended TV Spot/Trailer
https://youtu.be/izwi_ahOb20

Clay
2017-06-19, 07:55 PM
Hey everybody! Transformers 5 comes out this week! It's gonna earn the better part of, if not more than, a billion dollars!

Do we... do we care? I kind of want to care, but I can't seem to do so. I think that my expectation is that it'll be three hours of McGuffin chasing to stop the end of the world while we learn that the Transformers have secretly been intertwined with human history... just like the last four movies.

But as much as I'd like to see a different creative take on the live action stuff, they're not going to rock the boat while these things make a billion dollars each. Ho hum.

Brendocon 2.0
2017-06-19, 10:33 PM
I'm definitely up for another two and a half hours of massive spectacle and huge explosions and increasingly ludicrous inattention to continuity.

Not even joking. Rewatched the first three yesterday and Marky Mark Meets the Dinobots tonight (not actually seen that one since the cinema) and time/distance has made them nowhere near as annoying as I expected.

Big dumb fun and I am happy for some more.

Clay
2017-06-20, 03:19 PM
Yeah, I mean the big silly tentpole stuff is fine for what it is. It's just that... I dunno. With at least the first couple, I was intrigued with what they were going to do them, how certain characters would be adapted to film, and so on. For example, Hot Rod is supposedly one of the robots in this one, but I know from experience that that means very little by itself. It might be like Hot Rod, or it might just be a robot that's named Hot Rod that's in the background of a couple of scenes. So... the anticipatory magic is gone. For me, at least. :|

Brendocon 2.0
2017-06-20, 04:17 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing where the "Prime goes into space to confront his creators" plot goes (seriously, I didn't even remember Age of Extinction ending with a sequel set-up).

As far as Hot Rod goes, I don't even bother learning the names of the Autobots. Do they have names? Have any of them had names? I remember one of them was called Ironhide and that Jazz got ripped in half in the first one. Beyond that, it's a shrug. Prime, Bumblebee and a random cast of jobbers has been the theme so far, and I'd expect that to continue.

Warcry
2017-06-20, 10:04 PM
I suppose I should be excited for this, but no, not really. The toys are simultaneously mostly awful, overpriced by $10 compared to every other line and pushing out the Titans Return stuff I actually like. And the movie itself is going to be an hour or more longer than it should be, full of characters that are either completely flat or annoying attempts at comic relief, with a plot that will be vaguely incoherent at best.

I'm sure I'll see it at some point, maybe even in theatres, but unless it gets really good reviews I honestly don't care very much about when or how.

Clay
2017-06-21, 12:56 AM
As far as Hot Rod goes, I don't even bother learning the names of the Autobots. Do they have names? Have any of them had names? I remember one of them was called Ironhide and that Jazz got ripped in half in the first one. Beyond that, it's a shrug. Prime, Bumblebee and a random cast of jobbers has been the theme so far, and I'd expect that to continue.

's what I mean. For the first couple of movies, I remember being excited for [character] being rumored to show up, but experience has shown that the films (rightly) just do their own thing without worrying about previous entries. But the part of me that came to watch them with all the baggage of seeing previous iterations of the brand knows to not get too bothered. So what's left to get excited about is... big explosion summer tentpole feature.

...I do love me some Movie Prime something fierce, though...

praetorian
2017-07-04, 01:45 PM
Anyone care to offer some non-spoilerish commentary on the new movie? I have done my best to keep away from most of the trailers, toy pics, and tv spots. I've noticed a recent trend that the frequency and amount of promotion for a new movie is directly proportional to the suckiness of the same. Lots of trailers/tv.spots/ads = lots of suckiness in the movie.

I won't be surprised if this movie really does suck.

Skyquake87
2017-07-04, 09:27 PM
I enjoyed it, personally. I don't expect great things from the LAM and enjoy them for what they are - dumb fun with some really, really good CGI stuff - and direction, in fairness. This does feel to me like the best one since the first. Its long, sure, but there seems to be enough plot and story going on to fill the run time - even if a lot of that ends up going nowhere. The comedy feels less grindingly awful than usual and the human cast all feel fairly natural and there's no offensive stereotypes and the leering at women is toned down. The Autobots are the same set of bell-ends from AOE, but Hot Rod is good fun and has an interesting weapon at his disposal and I liked the Decepticons, despite them all being named by a five year old. Megatron is, as usual, pretty redundant throughout, but at least he looks good this time. Anthony Hopkins is great and whilst having yet another mysterious secret history is stretching things, I like that there's an effort to pull everything that's happened previously together. Enough so I hope Bay at least sticks around for a sixth to round out this set of 3 films and their world building.

Clay
2017-07-05, 12:00 PM
Anyone care to offer some non-spoilerish commentary on the new movie? I have done my best to keep away from most of the trailers, toy pics, and tv spots. I've noticed a recent trend that the frequency and amount of promotion for a new movie is directly proportional to the suckiness of the same. Lots of trailers/tv.spots/ads = lots of suckiness in the movie.

I won't be surprised if this movie really does suck.

It's not good. It's the same magaffin chase while learning the secret, intertwined history of the humans and transformers again, but written by committee. I found myself bored more than anything else.

Ryan F
2017-07-05, 12:21 PM
If you liked the previous TF films then this one is more of the same. Well-made (it looks and sounds lovely) and full of action, but ultimately pretty dumb and one-note.

What I would say is that the stakes are a little higher this time (it certainly feels a little more epic than previous installments), and the stupid humour is toned down a notch. There are some silly moments here (Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock searching a room for a clue is played for laughs, plus every scene with John Turturro), but there's nothing OTT here in the same vein as twitchy Sam with his Decepticon watch, Sam's mother eating hash brownies, the robo-scrotum, or Wheelie humping Megan Fox's leg.

Oh, and Cogman is way cool.

praetorian
2017-07-05, 02:13 PM
Thanks, all. I think I'll save my money for Spiderman: Homecoming and rent TF:5 when Amazon has the HD rental for $1.

Vin Ghostal
2017-07-05, 03:38 PM
It's a disaster. It's a nightmare. I had a feeling it would be awful and so went to see it in regular format during the day instead of dropping $40 on the 3D IMAX version with my lady friend. It's a horrible, horrible movie, the worst of the five by a comfortable margin.

praetorian
2017-10-04, 03:29 PM
It was awful. As if it were written to prove Merlin's existence, that dragons are real, make Pangea factual, and finally to explain Stonehenge. Everything else was filler to put those pieces together. Ugh. Worst.

Makes me wish we could rewind to TF:4 and have Lockdown (who I still believe was the best TF villain) escape near the end, have Prime and the others begin pursuit. Then open TF:5 with Quintessa, who rules from Unicron; she captures Prime with the help of Lockdown. Rather than changing Prime, she makes another one like him (Nemesis Prime). They could all battle it out in space and leave the human folklore out...

But I'm only sputtering now; my heart is sad and I want my 2 1/2 hours back.