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Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers
Date: Monday, June 26th 2017 6:40pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Syfy.com

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Courtesy of Syfy.com, we have some more detailed information about the upcoming First Strike comics event from IDW Publishing and featuring pretty much the entirety of the current Hasbro Universe - plus the tease for Visionaries once the event comes to a close. The article brings us an interview with the two writers on the series, Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez, artist Max Dunbar, and editor David Hedgecock, plus an unlettered preview of the first issue, and some covers (some we've seen, some we've not, like the thumbnailed First Strike #2 by Leonardo Manco). Check out some relevant snippets below, and head here for more!

Since First Strike is the second story in a trilogy with the Hasbro universe, is it packaged in a way that will allow newcomers to come in fresh, not having read Revolution? Folks still have time to catch up, but what’s the important stuff to know going in?

DR: I think the series works as a jumping on point without needing much catch up. The events that the reader really needs to know is that at some point in the past, Optimus Prime annexed Earth and begged forgiveness (not really) rather than asked permission. This rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way. But now Earth is getting a seat at the big kids' table on Cybertron and joining the council of worlds. But Colton, and some other upstanding citizens of the planet, decide that the risk is too great. The Cybertronians are an immediate threat and need to be dealt with. And even if you don’t know that, we set this up in the early pages of the series.

MS: The Davids and I have done everything possible to make this event very new-reader friendly. We add little things like captions to introduce a character the first time they show up and David Rodriguez and I have made sure the dialogue gives you a great sense of who these people are and what they want right off the bat. That said, if you like earning extra credit, you should check out Revolution from last year, the current G.I. Joe comics, Revolutionaries, Optimus Prime, and Till All Are One. I am 100% biased, but definitely read all of Till All Are One just because we’ve had a grand old time doing robot politics.

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Will Cybertron give the Transformer characters an upper hand going in? Quoting a line in your zero issue, are the characters from G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K. for example, going to be out of their weight class?

MS: I think the Transformers are at a huge disadvantage. Joe Colton has been studying how to defeat them for years; he is a master strategist and has planned a decisive first strike (Get it?) to knock them completely off balance. They also have to try to fight off the villains while protecting their home and civilians. Transformers may be in a whole other weight class, but they have never dealt with a foe quite like Joe Colton, which is why Scarlett becomes so important, because no one knows Joe quite like her.

DR: I think it hinders the Cybertronians at first because it is SO outside of their personal reality. A human invasion of Cybertron isn’t really something they’ve ever considered, and even while it’s happening, they are still sort of like “well damn, we’ve got termites, we ought to do something about that.” And that’s the teeny tiny advantage Colton exploits to get the jump on them. But that only lasts so long before the Transformers remind everyone just how deadly 30-foot war machines can be.

[...]

Can we expect more titles besides the announced one-shots bridging this to the third act, presumably next year? After all, Revolution was just short of 30 comics after all of the one-shots and tie-ins were tallied.

DR: I’m sure one of our lovely editors would LOVE to answer this question.

MS: Hedgecock?

David Hedgecock: Everything you need to enjoy FIRST STRIKE is contained within the mini-series and the one-shots. Coming out of the event, we have all-new, exciting storylines that will be new-reader-friendly!


Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Transformers News: Unlettered Preview for IDW First Strike #1, Plus Writer Interview and More Covers

Jim Carter Talks Transformers: The Last Knight and Cogman

Transformers News: Jim Carter Talks Transformers: The Last Knight and Cogman
Date: Sunday, June 25th 2017 8:00pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): HeyUGuys

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Given the reaction to Transformers: The Last Knight's robotic star Cogman, here's some news on the voice behind the bot: Jim Carter! Also known for his role in Downton Abbey, Carter was interviewed by YouTube channel HeyUGuys at the London premiere (images here and footage on Chicago here), and talks about his experience on set with Michael Bay and Anthony Hopkins. Check out the video below, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!


New Interview with Jerrod Carmichael From Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: New Interview with Jerrod Carmichael From Transformers: The Last Knight
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 7:53pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter has published a new interview, this time with Jerrod Carmichael, who plays Jimmy in Transformers: The Last Knight. During the interview, Jerrod talks about how The Last Knight was a big learning experience, as he actually had to change a joke he had created because it would not translate well in other languages. He also talks about how money is a factor in bringing actors together, but how having the fun they did on set was also a good way to bring them together. He also refers to Sir Anthony Hopkins as "C-Hop" and Hopkins actually responds to it. Check out the full interview by following the link above, and catch a few snippets below.

118-degree heat in Arizona sounds like a pretty rough first day.

But it was nice because sometimes you feel so sterile in these sound stages, just standing around and holding green tea. We were sweating and running and it felt like a real experience. And Michael Bay is such a hands-on director — he’s sprinkling dirt on people’s faces and handling the smoke machine and the camera and the lights.

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Was there anything that you weren’t expecting about blockbuster filmmaking?

Running was a surprise. It was a great deal of running — and I mean long-distance running. Because there are helicopters capturing [the scene]. We are outside of Stonehenge and Mike’s on a bullhorn like "I need you run from over here to over there." And that’s just take one so he goes "Okay, do it again!" It’s truthfully the most I ever worked out before in my life.

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Has seeing Michael Bay at work inspired you to try filmmaking yourself?

Filmmaking is unique in that you craft everything around it — the lighting, the dialogue, the scenery, the perspective — and I’m infatuated with that now and it’s where a lot of my attention has been as of late. I think that now more than ever you have to be cautious of doing something because you can versus doing something because you can contribute to it. I am still figuring out exactly how I can contribute, as a director. But I want to make sure that in doing it it’s not just because I could, because that is not a good enough reason. You owe audiences more than that.

More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

Transformers News: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017 3:26am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Rumors, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): EW

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After the previous confirmation of the movie being set in the 1980s, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also teased Bumblebee's possible incarnation in the movie as the traditional G1 Volkswagen Beetle model - though obviously take it with as much salt as you can grab.

“You might even see a VW Bug,” Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells EW. “You never know.”


The producer also talked more about the story of the movie, and why now is the best time to work within the Paramount/Hasbro shared universe, name-dropping a couple of other toy franchises as he went.

“The interesting thing about doing a spin-off is it has to have some familiarity with the franchise, and then it has to have its own distinct qualities for it to stand on its own,” di Bonaventura says. After that, Paramount is trying to see if Transformers — and a few other Hasbro toy properties, like M.A.S.K. — can become part of an expanded universe.

Obviously, the Bumblebee film serves as a kind of prequel to the Bay movies.

“It’s the story of a 17-, 18-year-old girl who, through a series of events, she and Bumblebee find each other, and they make each other whole,” di Bonaventura said. “Bumblebee’s a very loving character. He’s got a lot of heart, so of course the idyllic life of these two is interrupted by the evil Decepticons. And how are they going to be able to deal with the problem without Optimus and without everybody else?”


The full piece can be found here, and is best served accompanied by this previous interview too!

Transformers News: More Information of Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Movie: VW Bug Teased, Story

Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Starts Shooting in August, Maybe Sixth Film in 2019

Transformers News: Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Starts Shooting in August, Maybe Sixth Film in 2019
Date: Friday, June 23rd 2017 9:53pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Rumors, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Screenrant

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With Transformers: The Last Knight reaching cinemas worldwide (mostly, does not apply in Japan and other regions) this weekend, we delve into the other movie in the Paramount Universe: Bumblebee! Courtesy of Screenrant and producer Lorenzo diBonaventura, we know that the movie starring Hailee Steinfeld will start shooting this August - with plans for a sixth movie in the linear series to *maybe* happen in 2019.

Transformers News: Transformers: Bumblebee 2018 Starts Shooting in August, Maybe Sixth Film in 2019

In our exclusive interview with Transformers: The Last Knight producer Di Bonaventura, the premiere blockbuster filmmaker told us that filming on Bumblebee will begin this August, followed by an expected theatrical release later next summer. Exclusive:

“Well we’re going to shoot a prequel actually, a Bumblebee movie, which starts in August, so next summer we’ll see a Bumblebee movie. And then we hope to have another Transformers movie the following summer.“

[...]

“Look, I always wait for the audience, because there’s an arrogance to getting ahead of your audience. When you do, you get punched. So we’ll wait each time. We’re planning a lot of movies, but you’ve got to have the audience’s support, because these movies are very expensive.“


There is a possibility that the studio is waiting for more information on box office performance for The Last Knight, not off to a great start as of yet. Read the whole piece here!

More Details on Transformers Bumblebee 2018 Spin-off: 1985 Setting, Iron Giant Tone, Female Lead

Transformers News: More Details on Transformers Bumblebee 2018 Spin-off: 1985 Setting, Iron Giant Tone, Female Lead
Date: Tuesday, June 20th 2017 6:23am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Collider

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After with the confirmation of Hailee Steinfeld for the Bumblebee spin-off movie from Paramount's Transformers series, we have more information on the time setting (confirmed as 1985) and general feel of the project, directly from producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. Check out some snippets below, and the full piece and video over on Collider!

Collider’s own Steve Weintraub recently spoke with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura at the press day for The Last Knight, and he teased a distinctive film while confirming that Bumblebee will indeed take place in the 1980s:

“I know we’re doing a spinoff first in the Bumblebee movie, and that is a very distinctive departure from what you’ve been seeing so far… The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots in a way, and to go back to 1985 and go back to sort of the original heritage if you would of the Transformers. G1.”

[..]

As for the “less Transformers” line, di Bonaventura stresses the distinctiveness of Bumblebee, and just focusing on just one or two Transformers in the course of a film will be a very different kind of dynamic from the previous movies:

“There are dramatically less Transformers. We hired purposefully Travis Knight, who is a very distinct filmmaker. You can’t compete with Michael—you’re gonna lose. And also I think the audience wants something different all the time, let’s keep them interested. They’re gonna get a very emotionally complex story, a very tight story in terms of its location and in terms of its storytelling.”

[..]

“In fact it reminds me a little bit of Iron Giant years ago when I did that movie at Warner Bros. It just reminds me a little bit of that where it was very contained and yet it didn’t feel small.”

Tyrese Gibson on Not Appearing in Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Tyrese Gibson on Not Appearing in Transformers: The Last Knight
Date: Tuesday, June 20th 2017 5:59am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): OK.co.uk

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There was an expectation for Tyrese Gibson to rejoin Josh Duhamel for Transformers: The Last Knight - as his character from the 2007 movie, Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon - but plans did not go as ..well, planned. Due to scheduling conflicts, Gibson was taken up by Fast 8 during the location shootings for TLK, and it just didn't work out. Read more below, and here for the full piece!

“I’m not in the next one,” he explained. “So the truth is when we were shooting Fast 8, I closed my deal for Transformers 5, and I was supposed to go from Fast 8 to T5.

“But because they shot a lot of the movie in Europe, my schedule didn’t allow for me to go from Atlanta to London in between those days.

“I mean, I was p****d. The goal was for me and Josh Duhamel to come back and surprise the fans, that two of the guys from the original Transformers were back. Josh Duhamel was available and I wasn’t. So I was p****d.”

Interviews of Josh Duhamel, Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay From USA Today for Transformers: TLK

Transformers News: Interviews of Josh Duhamel, Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay From USA Today for Transformers: TLK
Date: Monday, June 19th 2017 3:26pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Interviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): USA Today

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We have two new promotional interview clips from USA Today. You can view them on their website:

Clip 1 features Josh Duhamel and Mark Wahlberg speaking of Bay and his Explosions! :michaelbay:

Clip 2 features Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay speaking of Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Enjoy!

Mark Wahlberg Talks Transformers: The Last Knight With Jimmy Fallon On The Tonight Show, Featuring Extended Clip

Transformers News: Mark Wahlberg Talks Transformers: The Last Knight With Jimmy Fallon On The Tonight Show, Featuring Extended Clip
Date: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 8:36pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Interviews
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): The Tonight Show

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Mark Wahlberg recently went on The Tonight Show, where him and a newly-bearded Jimmy Fallon talked bots, specifically those in the upcoming Transformers The Last Knight. He went into previously unknown aspects of Cade Yeager's role in the upcoming film. He reveals that Tessa has been sent to try and live a normal, Transformer-free life while he remains on the run, as well as how he gets looped in with Anthony Hopkins' and Laura Haddock's characters. The interview also featured an extended look at that first interaction between the inventor and the Oxford professor. Check it out below!

Transformers Forged to Fight 2.0 Update Released Today and Interview with Kabam Staff

Transformers News: Transformers Forged to Fight 2.0 Update Released Today and Interview with Kabam Staff
Date: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 8:54am CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Game News, Interviews
Posted by: william-james88

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The Forged to Fight is getting a massive update today with new playable characters like Drift coming out tomorrow. You can read all about the update here. Seibertron was able to interview the game developpers regarding the update, enjoy!

The people interviewed are:

Cuz Parry : Head writer (has previously written the entire Skate series)
Mike McCartney: Game Director
Adam Cooper: Lead character artist
Pablo Greenham: Lead environment artist
Marcelo Matere: Promotional artist (Packaging artist for Hasbro since Armada)
Darren Evenson: Character designer
Nick Williams: Lead VFX artist
Derek Ng-Cummings: Animator

What do you find most exciting about the 2.0 update?

Cuz: Daily log ins. I just like the routine of it. You wake up, check your phone, get your free stuff for the day, you feel good.

Derek: How it will be a whole new experience to players.

Darren: The out of box experience. It has a better presentation, a better flow/pacing. It’s a whole new package I hope fans will like.

Nick: Drift as a playable character finally plus Hot Rod.

Pablo: The new environment with chunks of Cybertron floating around.

Mike: The new characters coming out. It’s also a massive update when looking at all the small changes everywhere, from presentation to daily freebies. Those who haven’t played yet, this is really the time. It’s how we wished the game would have been at launch and we hope that those who gave it a shot and left can come back to see how improved the experience is. We truly are making a Triple A game that you can play on your phone. At least our workload sure feels the same as when we were working at other Triple A companies (i.e. EA).

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