Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed

Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 10:12pm CDT

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We have some pretty big news regarding an upcoming Transformers film. This is for the animated origin film which would be about the relationship between Optimus and Megatron leading into the War on Cybertron. We now know that the director will be Josh Clooney who recently directed Toy Story 4. He is currently reviewing the final draft from writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari. Those two did production work on Ant-Man and were the credited writers on Ant-Man and the Wasp. The article from Deadline says that this is not part of the live action Bay franchise (which they reiterate does include Bumblebee). Hence why calling it a prequel, as the article does, is a bit of a contradiction. It's pretty cool to know that this big budget animated film is now in the hands of the man who directed the most recent winner of the Oscar for best animated film. You'll let us know what you think.

Here is what Sabrblade initially shared with us.

Sabrblade wrote:Houston, we have a director!

It is none other than Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4 and who has also had worked on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, and was one of the writers of Inside Out.

This film will also explore the history of Optimus and Megatron set on Cybertron in the past, but curiously, the article claims that this movie is ostensibly "separate and apart from" the live action films. Time will tell what that entails.


Transformers News: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed

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Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062801)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 29th, 2020 @ 10:23pm CDT
it will be interesting to see which adaptation of transformers this will be apart of or if it will be separate from everything else :-?
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062810)
Posted by TulioDude on April 29th, 2020 @ 10:46pm CDT
This between the Netflix show,the Bumblebee movie,the War Cybertron/Alligned games and the IDW comics,I don't see how this will be much different.
It would be cool to have a story to tie in the previous movies stories,but since it states it's not tied to the movie continuity,it will be another origin story.

I think this can be cool by itself,I just wonder what the thought process that happened.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062811)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 29th, 2020 @ 10:49pm CDT
This movie sounds like it might be another adaptation of the Optimus/Megatron history from the Binder of Revelation (since its lore is still influencing current media like Cyberverse and such), kinda like what the first half of the Exodus novel was.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062812)
Posted by Quantum Surge on April 29th, 2020 @ 10:50pm CDT
Sounds neat, though I have to admit I've grown mixed with Toy Story 4 thanks to, well, certain things that irk me as a fan. Still, kind of bummed out that it's said to not be connected to the 6 movies because I was interested in seeing how it'd better connect things, even if I've seen what the backstory of Prime and Megatron is like in most continuities and would rather stray away from backstories.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062822)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 29th, 2020 @ 11:08pm CDT
What I am really asking with this is to please not be a Prime Wars cartoon / War for Cybertron cartoon on the big screen. Please be more interesting and have more fun with the character designs and story.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062841)
Posted by o.supreme on April 30th, 2020 @ 12:26am CDT
If we get a 90 minute version of the 5 minutes of scenes on Cybertron from the Bumblebee Movie, I will be extremely happy.

Sure I can think of many other ideas I'd prefer, but seeing as this is set in the live action movie verse I'm just laying out the best possible outcome I can think of.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062842)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2020 @ 12:28am CDT
o.supreme wrote:If we get a 90 minute version of the 5 minutes of scenes on Cybertron from the Bumblebee Movie, I will be extremely happy.

Sure I can think of many other ideas I'd prefer, but seeing as this is set in the live action movie verse I'm just laying out the best possible outcome I can think of.
I don't think you read the news story closely enough.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062848)
Posted by noctorro on April 30th, 2020 @ 1:19am CDT
Director sounds very good!
Writers, terrible. Hopefully they will stand out this time and write a cool story (by accident).

I do hope they do more of a Cyberverse type of character design rather than Animated or Prime. Don't like those designs to be honest.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062850)
Posted by Burn on April 30th, 2020 @ 1:57am CDT
So ... same ol story that's been told a number of times with slight variances. Awesome.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062851)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 30th, 2020 @ 2:55am CDT
I really mis-read the title at first and it made me excited, an actual new installment in the Animated branch of the franchise! Awesome! Then I went back and was deflated...then I read the part where it will be unconnected to neither the first five tf live action movies or the Bumblebee movie. I knew they were on about rebooting everything anyway but they'll have this continuity and Bumblebee 2 (and if rumours persist, Beast Wars), but can they really juggle this?
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062853)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 30th, 2020 @ 4:07am CDT
Not that interested in the story, I would rather something new or go back to the uprising vs the quints and have the design team actually have to do new designs/characters (which should also prevent them from screwing any existing characters up) but it could be good.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062881)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2020 @ 9:15am CDT
blackeyedprime wrote: or go back to the uprising vs the quints
Cyberverse season 3 says "Hi." ;)
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062938)
Posted by o.supreme on April 30th, 2020 @ 3:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:If we get a 90 minute version of the 5 minutes of scenes on Cybertron from the Bumblebee Movie, I will be extremely happy.

Sure I can think of many other ideas I'd prefer, but seeing as this is set in the live action movie verse I'm just laying out the best possible outcome I can think of.
I don't think you read the news story closely enough.


My apologies, yes it was a bit confusing. So not connected to anything else, but still, I'll take that 90 minute film that looks like 5 minuets of BB on Cybertron.

Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote: or go back to the uprising vs the quints
Cyberverse season 3 says "Hi." ;)


But those aren't Quintessons, those are Quin tessins', the cast off rejects of the originals. ;)
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062943)
Posted by megamanfan on April 30th, 2020 @ 3:51pm CDT
now THAT'S interesting. there's a lot of story potential with how they interpret OP and megatron's relationship, and the politics surrounding it. genuinely interested just from hearing this small synopsis.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062949)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2020 @ 4:21pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote: or go back to the uprising vs the quints
Cyberverse season 3 says "Hi." ;)


But those aren't Quintessons, those are Quin tessins', the cast off rejects of the originals. ;)
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Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062951)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 30th, 2020 @ 4:50pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote: or go back to the uprising vs the quints
Cyberverse season 3 says "Hi." ;)


But those aren't Quintessons, those are Quin tessins', the cast off rejects of the originals. ;)
Image

I actually prefer the Cyberverse pronunciation myself
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062953)
Posted by o.supreme on April 30th, 2020 @ 4:54pm CDT
:QUINT: It's like nails on a chalkboard to me, like TeleTRON . But, to each their own. For the record, you'd love the English dub of the Japanese TF Game for PS2, that's how they say it as well.
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062954)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2020 @ 5:04pm CDT
o.supreme wrote::QUINT: It's like nails on a chalkboard to me, like TeleTRON . But, to each their own. For the record, you'd love the English dub of the Japanese TF Game for PS2, that's how they say it as well.
It's also how Simon Furman pronounces it, so it might just be a non-American English thing, since Boulder Media is based in Ireland.

Let's also not forget that the G1 cartoon barely aired over in the UK, so the comics were the dominant G1 media over in that part of the world, in which the Quints' name was presented in only non-audio text form. Kids over there likely read the word and, not unreasonably, thought it was pronounced like the very similar word "quintessence".
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062961)
Posted by o.supreme on April 30th, 2020 @ 5:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It's also how Simon Furman pronounces it,


Pretty much proof it's wrong then. ;) (sorry never been a fan of furman) I get what your getting at though , but this isn't the case of a word that existed for hundreds of years, and some darned Yankee colonists are butchering it. It's a made up word. And again, I never said the pronunciation was wrong, it's just not my preference.


Besides, Modern fans have more access to media from around the world than ever before. I mean I've never heard Jhiaxus name pronounced out loud, (aside from a few comedic online videos which I'm sure were all wrong) but I'd be humble enough to acknowledge that if the way I'd been saying it all along was incorrect, I'd change it, and not just say..."well *the wrong way* is how I've always said it".

Great, here comes the back on topic brigade, my apologies....

It would be great to see an animated film delve into the mostly unseen Ancient History of the Sunbow Animated series, using modern CG as seen in the Bumblebee film, though highly unlikely
Re: Director Announced for Animated Transformers Prequel Movie and Final Draft Being Reviewed (2062965)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 30th, 2020 @ 5:37pm CDT
Can't see it being *that* G1 connected but I wouldn't put it past Hasbro to use it either to get the ball rolling on their GI Joe/Mask /Micronaughts/Transformers shared universe or as backstory for whatever TV project comes after Cyberverse.

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