More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot

Transformers News: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot

Monday, March 18th, 2019 8:57PM CDT

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Yes, you read that title right. And if you are confused, that's fine, it means you have been rather attentive. Very recently, Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that not only would there be a big Transformers film following the Last Knight (though not necessarily continuing that film's plot), but that subsequent films would bring back some Bayhem.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we are being told that the next big film, following the Last Knight, will be a reboot. We are also being told that the sequel to Bumblebee, the buddy film with Optimus Prime, will tie into the new continuity of said film. Both scripts are being developed at the same time and it is unknown which film will start filming first or be released first. We know many fans were hoping for a reboot simply because that would mean that the films were stepping away from the Michael bay films. But we have since been told that the next films would contain Bayhem regardless, so it seems the reboot is simply to avoid continuity problems, like having Megatron show up in the Bumblebee sequel, as opposed to a change in style or content from previous Transformers films. Of course, this is merely inference from all that was said recently and in this interview from Gamespot.

Looking at what is being told to us, is this the reboot you were hoping for? Let us know!

"The main Transformers movie we are working on is a reboot, and I will say that the Bumblebee sequel will be more directly linked to the timeline that we set up," Di Bonaventura told GameSpot.

"I think Paramount should just pick the best script and release that first," the producer said. "I don't think there is a plan in terms of what movie comes out first, and I always think you should just go with the best script first instead of planning a franchise based on release dates."

He went on to say that the Bumblebee sequel will be bigger than the previous one, despite the spin-off having had the smallest budget in the franchise. "It is going to bring Bumblebee into a bigger adventure," Di Bonaventura said. "What was fun about the first one was that we didn’t have to be beholden to the other Transformers movies."


Transformers News: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot
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Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015135)
Posted by Burn on March 18th, 2019 @ 9:04pm CDT
Think it might be time to put a muzzle on di Bonaventura given all the different things he's saying.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015138)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2019 @ 9:11pm CDT
Burn wrote:Think it might be time to put a muzzle on di Bonaventura given all the different things he's saying.
Ain't that the truth.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015139)
Posted by william-james88 on March 18th, 2019 @ 9:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Think it might be time to put a muzzle on di Bonaventura given all the different things he's saying.
Ain't that the truth.

Preach on brothers!
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015141)
Posted by Ig89ninja on March 18th, 2019 @ 9:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:Think it might be time to put a muzzle on di Bonaventura given all the different things he's saying.
Ain't that the truth.

Preach on brothers!

This guy must be the biggest internet Troll ever!
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015143)
Posted by TulioDude on March 18th, 2019 @ 10:07pm CDT
The easiest way to understand this,in my opinion,is that the movies are folliwing up the storyline setup in Bumblebee,carring references to the other films,but not whole continuity,like when the idea of the World War II Transformers presence,was not brough up in the Bumblebee film.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015145)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 18th, 2019 @ 10:36pm CDT
Why can't the bumblebee movie be the reboot! And be the start of a new series
Instead of wasting more time on the previous main movie series and call that a reboot
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015148)
Posted by Burn on March 18th, 2019 @ 11:03pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:Why can't the bumblebee movie be the reboot! And be the start of a new series

Because I don't think di Bonaventura really understands what the term "reboot" means.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015149)
Posted by william-james88 on March 18th, 2019 @ 11:06pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Why can't the bumblebee movie be the reboot! And be the start of a new series

Because I don't think di Bonaventura really understands what the term "reboot" means.


:lol: that's true, he said so himself:

Reboot, I always hate that word because for one, I’m not sure I really understand what it means.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015150)
Posted by Nexus Knight on March 18th, 2019 @ 11:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Why can't the bumblebee movie be the reboot! And be the start of a new series

Because I don't think di Bonaventura really understands what the term "reboot" means.


:lol: that's true, he said so himself:

Reboot, I always hate that word because for one, I’m not sure I really understand what it means.


Well, if this is to be Bumblebee 2, sequel to the first, and this sequel will follow the continuity of the new reboot, then it could be said that by default, the first Bumblebee movie was the first in this reboot.


Or di Bonaventura has no idea what the crap he's saying and I think we should wait for Paramount to have an official press release on the subject before we take him at his word.
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Posted by 15ngcs1 on March 18th, 2019 @ 11:17pm CDT
"What was fun about the first one was that we didn’t have to be beholden to the other Transformers movies."

Yeah I guess it's slightly hinted here
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015152)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2019 @ 11:24pm CDT
The lesson to be learned: Unless it's 100% clear that they are speaking our language, never trust anything anyone from the corporate side of things ever says about "continuity", because 99 times out of 100 the concept of "continuity" means something completely different between the fandom side and the corporate side.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015155)
Posted by Burn on March 19th, 2019 @ 12:21am CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:Or di Bonaventura has no idea what the crap he's saying

I worked out what it is.

He's taken inspiration from the movies. The continuity of them can be confusing at times as well. Image
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015157)
Posted by Dinobot4ever on March 19th, 2019 @ 12:49am CDT
I said this a few days ago about another of his interviews ... Larry ‘D’ strikes again!
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015158)
Posted by Dinobot4ever on March 19th, 2019 @ 12:51am CDT
Burn wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:Or di Bonaventura has no idea what the crap he's saying

I worked out what it is.

He's taken inspiration from the movies. The continuity of them can be confusing at times as well. Image


LOL

Good one, Burn.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015161)
Posted by Dinobot4ever on March 19th, 2019 @ 1:18am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Yes, you read that title right. And if you are confused, that's fine, it means you have been rather attentive. Very recently, Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that not only would there be a big Transformers film following the Last Knight (though not necessarily continuing that film's plot), but that subsequent films would bring back some Bayhem.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we are being told that the next big film, following the Last Knight, will be a reboot. We are also being told that the sequel to Bumblebee, the buddy film with Optimus Prime, will tie into the new continuity of said film. Both scripts are being developed at the same time and it is unknown which film will start filming first or be released first. We know many fans were hoping for a reboot simply because that would mean that the films were stepping away from the Michael bay films. But we have since been told that the next films would contain Bayhem regardless, so it seems the reboot is simply to avoid continuity problems, like having Megatron show up in the Bumblebee sequel, as opposed to a change in style or content from previous Transformers films. Of course, this is merely inference from all that was said recently and in this interview from Gamespot.

Looking at what is being told to us, is this the reboot you were hoping for? Let us know!

"The main Transformers movie we are working on is a reboot, and I will say that the Bumblebee sequel will be more directly linked to the timeline that we set up," Di Bonaventura told GameSpot.

"I think Paramount should just pick the best script and release that first," the producer said. "I don't think there is a plan in terms of what movie comes out first, and I always think you should just go with the best script first instead of planning a franchise based on release dates."

He went on to say that the Bumblebee sequel will be bigger than the previous one, despite the spin-off having had the smallest budget in the franchise. "It is going to bring Bumblebee into a bigger adventure," Di Bonaventura said. "What was fun about the first one was that we didn’t have to be beholden to the other Transformers movies."


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Isn’t this the same kind of misinformation and confusion we got leading into each Bayformer movie. Seems SNAFU to me ...

Will, love the picture of Scrapper and Grapple poring over plans. Very apropos.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015165)
Posted by Barricade.it on March 19th, 2019 @ 3:42am CDT
Well... I think that, though it sounds like a leap in the dark, the reboot was the only way to save a plot which was in a dead end. I think Paramount should sue previous writers for the damage they created to this franchise.
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015166)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 19th, 2019 @ 4:06am CDT
What damage? In this day and age reboots are used with abandon. Though they could have just gone the way of bond with one off stories more or less (current bond has more continuity but even that will change when Daniel Craig leaves)

Maybe we should look at Bee as a re-quel as it can be both a prequel and a reboot depending on the fans wish despite it not fully committing to either path fully. While Bee 2 sounds like it will be committing to the reboot (watch them use it to set up GI Joe and Mask lol...oh dear I've jinxed it haven't I)

Though would fans still be happy with a reboot but if they cribbed the action from the older films (the bayhem as they put it)
Re: More Info for Future Transformers Films From Di Bonaventura, now Using the word Reboot (2015169)
Posted by Barricade.it on March 19th, 2019 @ 4:22am CDT
I talk about damage because many fans don't like AOE and TLK and weren't quite enthusiast of the first three movies neither. I think that the wrong road was taken with AOE; TLK is only a consequence, in the worst way.

But there's one thing I'm still surprised of: didn't Thy expect it at Paramount?
I mean: I don't think there's one Tf fan which could appreciate TLK (I appreciate it but only if I watch it like a NON tf movie). I ask myself how could They not consider this? It was evident! They've wasted millions of $ in something that was a complete failure at first sight.
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Posted by Deadput on March 19th, 2019 @ 4:51am CDT
I don't even know what's going on anymore, I'm not quite sure if they do either but man this is just confusing without any clear word.


I guess we will just wait and see, at least we will likely have more films that are made like Bumblebee and not like Bay's films (as in confusing plots and crude humor) even if they stick with the Bay continuity I guess they could find a way to make it work even if it's limiting themselves with what they can do.

I'm at least somewhat hopeful about the fact that Lorenzo of all people is using the word reboot even if he might not know what it means. (I honestly doubt he actually had no idea what a reboot was, just trying to make excuses for not moving on at the expense of making himself look like an idiot.)
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Posted by Tyrannacon on March 19th, 2019 @ 8:51am CDT
I am thinking he's afraid to give a straight answer for fear of upsetting people and them wanting his head. It also might be a way to test waters by appeasing those who want one thing more than the other. Either way he's playing both sides before settling on a path with it and I feel that is pretty crappy to do in a lot of ways. I just want Bay out of the live-action films while borrowing the action sequences and music from that time because those were the well constructed elements of the live-action films.

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