A group of about twenty Transformers fans from around the world were shown approximately 24 minutes of clips tonight at IMAX headquarters near Los Angeles with Michael Bay. The Cinema Con footage we were shown tonight will be shown in select markets around the world on April 4th. More information from Paramount will be revealed later this week or next. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity for Transformers fans.
Transformers The Last Knight will be released on June 23rd.
Some old school Italian fans of the Transformers franchise have gathered together to bring for the first time in the country, an expo/convention dedicated entirely to the robots - through name changes and all translation mishaps: Cybertrome!
The event will take place in Rome this coming May, 6-7, featuring IDW artist Guido Guidi as special guest, plus exhibitions, collections, more art, books and comics, plus the live action movie car replicas. Check out more info (in Italian) on their Facebook page.
Some questions have been answered about a video that Hasbro posed a while back. It had been originally thought to be an advertisement for a mobile game. The video (seen below) is actually a trailer for an exclusive event in Spain to celebrate Transformers: The Last Knight.
When the official website for the event went live TFW2005 member Black Convoy translated what the commercial had said:
“They surround us, they form part of our lives, and now it is the time to put them on the place they deserve to accomplish an important mission because they are the key to save human race and winning the final battle. The time has come to fight and build the definitive Optimus Prime together.”
This statement from the new video is posted on the event website. Transformers fans in Spain can donate used electronics and small appliances to create a statue of Optimus Prime. This explains why the video shows some seemingly random objects. The shield will be made separate and a poll is being conducted to determine the color of the shield.
Continuing our coverage of NC Comicon 2017 (you can read our summary of the Transformers comics panel hosted by John Barber here), we bring you news that the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe The Movie Adaptation one-shot has been released at the convention, with an exclusive convention cover! This is a few days early, with the book expected to be available at your local comic shop and online this upcoming Wednesday, March 22nd.
We've mirrored an image of the exclusive cover below for your viewing pleasure.
Let your fellow Seibertronians know how excited you are for this book (of course you are, right?) by replying to this post, and keep it here on Seibertron.com for continuing coverage of anything you need to know from the 2017 NC Comicon.
Seibertron.com's ScottyP and Razorclaw0000 were in attendance at the NC Comicon being held today and tomorrow at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. IDW is a show sponsor and a Transformers panel with Optimus Prime writer John Barber was held this afternoon, with editor David Hedgecock also present. While no major announcements for the IDW Transformers or Hasbro Universes were made today, we do have notes from the Transformers panel where Barber gave some details and teases for the upcoming issues 7 - 10 of Optimus Prime. Plus, we have some bonus coverage notes from the "History of IDW" panel from earlier in the day that featured IDW CEO Ted Adams, Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, Steve Niles, David Hedgecock, and Shelly Bond.
IDW Transformers Panel - Details and Teases for Upcoming Issues of Optimus Prime
Issues 7 - 10 will each more or less stand alone, but buildup into a single story.
"A lot will happen" in issue 6.
Not many details given for issue 7, but the art will be by Priscilla Tramontano.
Issue #8 will be a Jazz-centric story and features the long awaited return (for at least this one issue) of Casey Coller!
Issue #9 was called "The Life of Sideswipe" but we're unsure if this is an actual title or just how it was phrased. Art on this issue will be by Kei Zama.
Issue #10 will be another story about "Barbarian Galvatron" and will be set earlier in the history of this universe than any other stories have been. Livio Ramondelli will handle most of the art for the book (as is typical of flashback stories such as this one) with Kei Zama contributing a framing sequence.
By the end of Issue 10 we'll find out who (if anyone) becomes Earth's representative on the Council of Worlds.
There will of course be more of Thundercracker & Buster, perhaps also in the upcoming Hasbro Heroes Sourcebooks where we'll find out exactly how Thundercracker can open bags of dog food to feed Buster, but we were warned this may not make it into the final versions of the books.
Comics harkening back more due to technology and availability being easier with Comixology, can get back issues on sale at any time unlike the 70s.
The foundation of how the IDW Transformers and G.I. Joe series could potentially work together in a timeline (despite events like All Hail Megatron) was actually seeded by artist Andrew Griffith who was an avid follower of the Joe series.
Someone at Hasbro (usually Michael Kelly) makes final call on the larger events and plot points. Hasbro trusts them to tell the stories they think will resonate with fans.
Hasbro enthusiastically signed off on Chromedome/Rewind. Hasbro said (paraphrasing) "We asked you to make them like real people, and you did."
Talked about Transformers vs GI Joe - Tom Scioli wrote letter into letters@idw email address about something unrelated, and one thing led to another and IDW pitched to him to do it.
Barber wrote a full script for #0 and the final product ended up nothing like it. This was said in an upbeat, joking manner.
The original plan for the about to be released Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Movie Adaptation was for Rob Liefeld to do the art with Scioli coloring, but this never went very far and Scioli ended up doing almost the entirety of work for the book on his own.
Audience was reminded that Action Man #1 takes place in the Channel Islands - which is kind-of sort-of where James Roberts lives.
Q&A session began. Someone asked about other Sunbow property crossovers. Nothing was directly answered except to say that we'd all know an answer to this by the end of the year and for those interested to keep up with Revolutionaries. Was also noted that Revolutionaries Issue 8 will include a guide to all of the obscure references and Easter Eggs from the series up to that point.
There was a question regarding whether or not Hasbro ever said "No" to an idea. One was recently rejected for Revolutionaries but they declined to elaborate on precisely what it was in case they use some elements of it in the future, but it was noted by Barber that due to the rejection he feels like they ended up with a better story.
As a follow-up detail to the above, while the Transformers: Prime cartoon was airing they weren't allowed to include Predacons in Autocracy or to have a cover within the series where Optimus Prime sported a Decepticon logo (this would not have been a plot point, merely a fun cover idea, but that was still rejected).
It was noted that sometimes ideas aren't able to be used because of intellectual property issues, and that this was especially challenging with Rom and Micronauts.
Someone asked why Thundercracker is a writer. Barber replied that his favorites from the Mike Costa Ongoing-era were Swindle and Thundercracker, and when they came back to the Earth stories he thought Thundercracker's perceived understanding of humanity through television would make for a good story.
Bonus Notes From the "History of IDW" Panel
The original business plan for IDW said "No Comic Books"!
Television division is going strong with Wynonna Earp and Dirk Gently.
First attempted TV project was a reality show called "Bar Talk" which never went anywhere.
Talking about getting Transformers license. They were up against Marvel, DC, and Darkhorse for the license after Dreamwave's collapse, and it was both their passion and ability to make Transformers their premier title that convinced Hasbro.
Adams reflected that they were known as the "Horror Comics" company and that those fans were initially upset about the Transformers license.
Mentioned acquisition of licenses such as My Little Pony, TMNT, and Skylanders as other pivotal moments.
Chris Ryall wanted to do Rom for over a decade and first asked about it the day after they got the Transformers license (unknown if this was a little embellishment to help with a joke, but the point was he had been trying to do this for a very, very long time).
Rom was difficult to get going because the licenses were a mess. Parker Brothers owned the toy and Marvel owned some of the characters. Hasbro buying Parker Brothers helped with one side of that.
Ryall had actually given up on Rom, but then Hasbro made it happen.
Revolution came about during a lunch meeting between David Hedgecock, John Barber, and Ted Adams.
First pitched the shared universe to Hasbro and expected to be able to gradually build to it with teasers and Easter Eggs, but then it was just decided to go all in to it when it only took Hasbro a few months to approve of the concept.
Mentioned that Rom is the paranoid dark corner of the universe, whereas the Transformers titles are the sweeping, epic science fiction stories.
Let us know what you think by replying to this post, and stay tuned within the coming days for more NC Comicon coverage by way of a special upcoming episode of the Twincast / Podcast which will feature very special guests!
As you may remember, Pete's Robot Convention will be taking place this June 23-24 in Cincinnati, and is a fan run event. Friday, it was teased that a bunch of rare and one-of-a-kind figure will be put on display for people to take a peek at. Well, we can give you a partial list of these special figures, courtesy of Pete's Robot Convention Facebook! Some of the included figures are the G2 Stunticons, the G2 Protectobots, all of the G2 gobots, a photo sample of a blue Waspinator, and much more! Check out the poster below, and let us know what you think of these rare figures making an appearance in the comments section below.
CinemaCon is one of the biggest events for the movie industry - or rather, the distribution and theater/cinema showings side of it - and it looks like the 2017 edition might bring some more Paramount live-action Transformers footage with it, later this month. According to RedCarpetRefs, the company might have plans to show some footage, though we do not know if this will differ from the two new spots we just saw (here and here). Check out more info below!
On March 28th, events include a presentation highlighting the 2017 release schedule of STX Entertainment, the studio behind The Gift, Bad Moms and the upcoming The Circle. Later that day, Paramount Pictures will host a panel detailing their summer and beyond, with likely appearances by Baywatch and Transformers: The Last Knight.
Not only do we get a new clip today for Transformers the Last Knight, but Isabella Moner also presented a new trailer at the Kids Choice Awards today and it is full of juicy new scenes. It is an exclusive trailer for the show so the video we have is being filmed from there but we can still make out what it going on quite well. We see a scene that follows the one from the clip with Canopy (the orange robot) being badly wounded, an awesome new scene with Megatron, lots of Sqweeks, childish humour with Grimlock and some more Bee vs Optimus.
Seibertronian SlyTF1 has let us know that tonight Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards a new Transformers: The Last Knight video was shown off, this time in the form of a 1 minute clip from the movie. This clip involves Isabela Moner's character running through a battered city block with other children attempted to escape from a human walking tank mech. The characters take cover, hiding from the mech as it leaves, only for it to be revealed that Isabela is in league with the yellowing robot that we've seen in several trailers! The video is titled "We're Covered" and can be seen on the Transformers Instagram. We've embedded a youtube video for you to view below. Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments section!
Watch an exclusive clip from
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
Isabela Moner introduced the clip during the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards with co-star Benjamin Flores, Jr.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT opens in theaters June 23
Directed by: Michael Bay
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Social Handles
Via an unrelated Wonder Woman fan Twitter account, we have news of a preview - though unsure if it'll be new footage - of Transformers: The Last Knight to be shown at the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (Saturday March 11) - with cast member Isabela Moner attending the awards, too. Check out the shakey trailer clip below!
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