Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire

Transformers News: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 10:57PM CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Deadput uncovered art and plans for a WWII set Transformers film that will probably never come to be. He has written all the details below, enjoy!

Remember the writers room thing? One of the ideas was Operation Skyfire which would of been a movie taking place during War World 2 and presumably by the name Skyfire would of been the main character perhaps and probably a different character from Jetfire from ROTF, while a whole movie didn't pan out it did influence the WW2 flashbacks in The Last Knight.

These pictures were in the bonus features but I think this is the first clear picture of them.

This was uploaded on the Artstation of JP Targete and here are his words on the artwork.

"A few years back me and a few other concept artist were invited by Paramount to participate in the "Transformers writer's room". We were there to help the writers visualize their unique "Transformers" movies. The results were exciting and fresh and gave a "new" take on the Transformer's Mythology. The images you see are a result of one of the "Transformer MOVIES" That was presented to Paramount and Steven Spielberg. The images can be seen on the special features of the "Transformers The Last Knight" Blue-ray. I was honored to be a part of this."


Transformers News: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire

Transformers News: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire

Transformers News: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire

Transformers News: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire
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Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008380)
Posted by LevelRage on February 5th, 2019 @ 11:48pm CST
Man, I would love to see this come to light later on for the movie-verse. Probably could even retcon the issue of Bee's WW2 scene and his solo movie. Also feels kinda steam-punkish in a way to me.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008381)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 5th, 2019 @ 11:51pm CST
F4U Autobots, A6M Decepticons




Furthermore i do love A6M Zeros as :SG-CONS:
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008389)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 6th, 2019 @ 1:18am CST
yeah i would love to see starsceam as a Focke-Wulf FW-190
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008401)
Posted by mentre83 on February 6th, 2019 @ 2:35am CST
Should Michael Bay direct anything like this, expect Scourge to come with facial hair shaved as Hitler's. Maybe Unicron too.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008407)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 6th, 2019 @ 4:40am CST
you're telling me that we almost had a movie/toyline filled with vintage alt modes? *groans and stares longingly at rts lugnut, hftf highbrow, and Hubcap*
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008414)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 6th, 2019 @ 6:30am CST
Interesting concept, but maybe if they were to switch to an anthology movie format (no connection to other movies allowing exploration of styles and settings)

Also the new movieverse, if rebooted would not be the Knightverse as he would have to direct all installments for that to be the case. My current thinking is that they will try and have their cake and eat it, with keeping the movies in the timeline set up with the other films but allowing the style of the bots to change with no explanation (thinking we fans will take care of any inconsistencies :lol: which to be fair, we have already... Between all the movies!)
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008425)
Posted by carytheone on February 6th, 2019 @ 7:42am CST
Well this is a nightmare. A giant plane bot barfing Nazis :shock:

Image

The WWII aesthetic is cool and all, but I can't help but feel they missed the opportunity to strike while the iron was hot when the world was obsessed with the WWII Call of Duty games.

That being said, I'd be down with a "Transformers though time" off shoot line. It could be like Assassin's Creed, only with robits ;)^
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008439)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 6th, 2019 @ 8:43am CST
LevelRage wrote:Man, I would love to see this come to light later on for the movie-verse. Probably could even retcon the issue of Bee's WW2 scene and his solo movie. Also feels kinda steam-punkish in a way to me.
The Bumblebee movie pretended like the WWII scenes of TLK never happened.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008440)
Posted by carytheone on February 6th, 2019 @ 8:48am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
LevelRage wrote:Man, I would love to see this come to light later on for the movie-verse. Probably could even retcon the issue of Bee's WW2 scene and his solo movie. Also feels kinda steam-punkish in a way to me.
The Bumblebee movie pretended like the WWII scenes of TLK never happened.
Isn't everyone trying to pretend that TLK never happened ;)
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008467)
Posted by Whifflefire on February 6th, 2019 @ 11:36am CST
Definitely would have seen this. Especially if 'Skyfire' actually referred to Skyfire. Where do I sign for this to actually be made...

The face on the carrier plane looks like first-Movie Megatron's head design, but I can't imagine any logical or sensible explanation for why Megatron (or anybody) would want to turn into an aircraft that exposes their entire face.
Could it have been nudged because the concept of a superhero period war film was already being done that year with Wonder Woman? Maybe they wanted to avoid looking like they'd copied the idea.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008469)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 6th, 2019 @ 12:47pm CST
carytheone wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
LevelRage wrote:Man, I would love to see this come to light later on for the movie-verse. Probably could even retcon the issue of Bee's WW2 scene and his solo movie. Also feels kinda steam-punkish in a way to me.
The Bumblebee movie pretended like the WWII scenes of TLK never happened.
Isn't everyone trying to pretend that TLK never happened ;)


Nope, I'm pretending Bumblebee never happened and all this WWII stuff did. This stuff looks great. Shame it was never produced into a film.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008579)
Posted by ScottyP on February 6th, 2019 @ 5:15pm CST
If I recall from the TLK bonus features, this and many other concepts weren't "movies that will never be made" or formal pitches, they were (very involved) brainstorming exercises.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008683)
Posted by YRQRM0 on February 6th, 2019 @ 10:37pm CST
Whifflefire wrote:Definitely would have seen this. Especially if 'Skyfire' actually referred to Skyfire. Where do I sign for this to actually be made...

The face on the carrier plane looks like first-Movie Megatron's head design, but I can't imagine any logical or sensible explanation for why Megatron (or anybody) would want to turn into an aircraft that exposes their entire face.
Could it have been nudged because the concept of a superhero period war film was already being done that year with Wonder Woman? Maybe they wanted to avoid looking like they'd copied the idea.


I'm guessing it's the Nazi's homage to Megatron, who they somehow know about. Or the Decepticon's homage. Either way, I'm sure it would have been about as dumb as Transformium.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008777)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 7th, 2019 @ 10:29am CST
The look of the large plane reminded me of movie Devestator.
Re: Artwork and Poster for Unproduced WWII set Transformers Film Operation Skyfire (2008864)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 7th, 2019 @ 5:17pm CST
Ravage XK wrote:The look of the large plane reminded me of movie Devestator.

That's what I thought when I saw it too

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