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Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More

Transformers News: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 11:24AM CDT

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Transformers 4 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has officially confirmed the Dinobots for the upcoming film! In a recently published interview by Beijing News Bonavertura dropped a couple of new Transformers 4 tidbits. The original interview (in Chinese) can be found by clicking here.

Here are the high points:

  • No specifics, but the Dinobots confirmed
  • Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will have multiple appearances, much like an actor changes outfits
  • Transformers 4 will have only one Global edition, no special editions for regional markets
  • Chinese filming locations will be Beijing,Hong Kong, and two additional cities
  • Chinese vehicles will be featured in the film, which means the the recently spotted Chinese E-Jet seen below is likely a Cybertronian

Image courtesy of Instagram user kdubluvsjmac:
Transformers 4 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview





He also reiterates that Transformers 4 will have one global edition, unlike other recently films.
Credit(s): Beijeng News
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Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515096)
Posted by First-Aid on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:37am CDT
Offical dinobot confirmation, finally. Not a big surprise there.

Multiple appearances (costumes) for Prime and Bee? That explains the glut of Bumblebee alt modes we've seen...three confirmed at this point, I think. But we've only seen one Prime haven't we? THe plus side to this: fewer BB repaints..they just will have multiple alt modes instead. This also makes me wonder if they will have different bot modes as well.

THe existence also seems to lend some credence to possible time travel...

...so does anyone else want a TARDIS Transformer? 8-}
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515098)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
Okay guys, now we can start flipping out about the Dinobots being in the upcoming film. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515101)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:56am CDT
The 3 for Optimus would be the current one,

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the one from the first trilogy,

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and I think the beat up grey COE might be him to go with retro Bumblebee ('67 Camaro), if you look closely, you can see flams on the cab.

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Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515102)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:58am CDT
Cyclonus43 wrote:The 3 for Optimus would be the current one,

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the one from the first trilogy,

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and I think the beat up grey COE might be him to go with retro Bumblebee ('67 Camaro), if you look closely I think you can see flame outlines on the cab.

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Fixed. ;)
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515104)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on September 1st, 2013 @ 12:02pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:

Fixed. ;)


You got the first 2 mixed up ;)
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515106)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 1st, 2013 @ 12:03pm CDT
Cyclonus43 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:

Fixed. ;)


You got the first 2 mixed up ;)


Well, actually, you did. All I did was fix the image links.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515139)
Posted by NovaSentinel on September 1st, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
Im gonna go ahead and make the call that the black Argosy is Optimus Prime.

Why? Lorenzo said Prime and Bee have multiple alt modes, Bee has two confirmed modes so far, plus one rumoured. Prime has one confirmed, one rumoured, so that's three to two. If they're in it equally, id think they would both have (at least) three vehicle modes. For those who say the New Prime and the Argosy were in a 'chase' scene together, the new Camaro and old Camaro were also shot together, so that 'chase' could be the reformat scene.
Finally, Nelson said that there would be as big a shitstorm over the identity over the argosy as there was over the flames on Prime...and I think Prime being a Black truck wouldn't be to everyones taste.

Now I know im just speculating, and I hope im wrong, but just think about it, it could happen.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515146)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 1st, 2013 @ 2:00pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Cyclonus43 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:

Fixed. ;)


You got the first 2 mixed up ;)


Well, actually, you did. All I did was fix the image links.



the images were fine in the original post actually because with the way you rearranged them, it now shows the new design as the "original trilogy" design. ;)
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515181)
Posted by dragons on September 1st, 2013 @ 4:16pm CDT
I hope they give us some explaination what bee and prime need differnt looks for ive been following movie news for this film im allready confused what with these many changes in one film for one character altogether,.

Any takers say that hasbro will give us crap load of repaints for camero version, and repaint 1974 camero from fist film paint it black theres our new bees for film with new unnecseacry repaints of bee in difernt colors stealth bee, sector 7 bee for example not shown in film?
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515246)
Posted by First-Aid on September 1st, 2013 @ 10:58pm CDT
NovaSentinel wrote: Bee has two confirmed modes so far, plus one rumoured.

Three confirmed with one rumored. 5th Gen Camaro, '67 Camaro, 6th Gen Camaro, plus the Pinto (rumored).
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515248)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Cyclonus43 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:

Fixed. ;)


You got the first 2 mixed up ;)


Well, actually, you did. All I did was fix the image links.


No, you did. The CURRENT one is the one with 3 stacks, the one from the first trilogy is the Peterbilt.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515250)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on September 1st, 2013 @ 11:27pm CDT
NovaSentinel wrote:Im gonna go ahead and make the call that the black Argosy is Optimus Prime.

Why? Lorenzo said Prime and Bee have multiple alt modes, Bee has two confirmed modes so far, plus one rumoured. Prime has one confirmed, one rumoured, so that's three to two. If they're in it equally, id think they would both have (at least) three vehicle modes. For those who say the New Prime and the Argosy were in a 'chase' scene together, the new Camaro and old Camaro were also shot together, so that 'chase' could be the reformat scene.
Finally, Nelson said that there would be as big a shitstorm over the identity over the argosy as there was over the flames on Prime...and I think Prime being a Black truck wouldn't be to everyones taste.

Now I know im just speculating, and I hope im wrong, but just think about it, it could happen.


I doubt that, as they've already shown footage of the black truck with Optimus chasing him/it.

I think it'll be the Peterbilt from the 1st trilogy, the new version, and the old beat up grey COE cab with flames.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515259)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on September 2nd, 2013 @ 12:25am CDT
dragons wrote:I hope they give us some explaination what bee and prime need differnt looks for ive been following movie news for this film im allready confused what with these many changes in one film for one character altogether,.

Judging from the posters and that billboard, I'm guessing after Chicago all Transformers are considered hostile. The Autobots will be forced into hiding and will have to change their alt modes.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515263)
Posted by noctorro on September 2nd, 2013 @ 12:57am CDT
dragons wrote:Any takers say that hasbro will give us crap load of repaints for camero version, and repaint 1974 camero from fist film paint it black theres our new bees for film with new unnecseacry repaints of bee in difernt colors stealth bee, sector 7 bee for example not shown in film?


Oh please, don't start the repaint rant already, it's to damn early.
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515338)
Posted by brindapari1 on September 2nd, 2013 @ 12:19pm CDT
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE :BOWDOWN: don't screw up the Dinobots, ok? :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515582)
Posted by partholon on September 3rd, 2013 @ 3:02pm CDT
i have no doubt that bay will give us a complete cluster fuk when it comes to the dinos.

"twins" level of bollocks.

BUT.

I Have to say i cant think of how an action scene with the dinos can look bad.

and hey this means a movie grimlock toy to look forward to.

:KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Interview: Dinobots, Multiple Appearances for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and More (1515597)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 3rd, 2013 @ 3:40pm CDT
@ partholon

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