Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Friday, July 16th, 2021 5:00pm CDT

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We saw Mirage, and now it's time for the Autobot leader to roll out through the streets of Montreal. Thanks to photos posted by @ramdeenstudios, yova.prime and the Montreal Car Spotting group, we have shots of Optimus Prime in his truck mode. We also have a shot of Bumblebee roling out at the very same spot as the Prime truck. As can be seen, it 70s Camaro similar to what we had seen at the end of the Bumblebee film and at the beginning of the first Bay film. It is said that Bumblebee will not have this form for the entire film and will get an offroad update for a while. We have no clue what scenes are being shot afterall, whether it be for the end or beginning of the film. As we can see, this film will indeed be a mix of G1 callbacks (Prime truck), name slaps (Mirage), and Bayverse callbacks (Bumblebee) all rolled into one.

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal

Transformers News: Optimus Prime Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal


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Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110406)
Posted by Deadput on July 16th, 2021 @ 5:24pm CDT
I'm glad we are getting another shot at this version of the classic Camaro, really like that car and I feel like Bumblebee should of had it for the whole film in the 2007 one, regardless of what the robot mode looks like, I just like the car.

Optimus is also looking pretty cool, I like how it's distinct enough on it's own while still being a call back to the G1 counterpart.

Seems the truck is a modified version of the Bumblebee truck, which I think is pretty rad.

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Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110414)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 16th, 2021 @ 7:20pm CDT
Very glad to see that Camaro again! Wonder how robot mode will change.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110438)
Posted by Agent 53 on July 17th, 2021 @ 5:07am CDT
So it looks like the bullbar may actually be part of Optimus' new design, should be interesting to see how it is integrated into the robot mode design, and for that matter how the toys adapt that design.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110440)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 17th, 2021 @ 7:10am CDT
I see that they gave Optimus Prime his "big legs" in truck mode!

For once, the "inacurate" truck WILL be accurate! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110544)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2021 @ 10:24am CDT
Optimus Prime and Mirage are rolling out together in Montreal and we have an image of them together. We also have a very clear image of Optimus' truck (cab) mode. That one was taken by Denis from the Transformersfr.com website and both images were posted on their Facebook page. People have noted that the bull guard addition to Optimus' truck mode was first seen on a toy from the Bumblebee movie so this truck design has been on the drawing board for a while and they are finally going with it for this film.

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Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110549)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2021 @ 11:25am CDT
Once again, I'm glad that they are going for a non-real truck with plenty of "meat" behind to allow for a proper traditional Optimus transformation.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110560)
Posted by transformers_va on July 19th, 2021 @ 1:39pm CDT
I'm very happy to see a COE Optimus sans a stupid hot rod flame paintjob

Too bad we're still getting that crappy Camaro Bee, and that he's probably still a main character. If they have to include him, I REALLY hope they at least finally drop that "Bee doesn't have a voice" crap
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110561)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2021 @ 1:45pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:Too bad we're still getting that crappy Camaro Bee, and that he's probably still a main character. If they have to include him, I REALLY hope they at least finally drop that "Bee doesn't have a voice" crap
You know they won't do that. These Hollywood chums see it as too iconic to eliminate.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110562)
Posted by transformers_va on July 19th, 2021 @ 1:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:You know they won't do that. These Hollywood chums see it as too iconic to eliminate.
It's funny that this could be considered "iconic", as Bee was around long before the Bay movies, but I agree with you that they won't do that :-(
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110563)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2021 @ 2:15pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:You know they won't do that. These Hollywood chums see it as too iconic to eliminate.
It's funny that this could be considered "iconic", as Bee was around long before the Bay movies, but I agree with you that they won't do that :-(
Was he, though? He certainly disappeared into obscurity for over a decade after Hasbro lost his name. Like it or not, the first movie is what brought Bumblebee back into prominence and made him a household name for the brand. Before then, Bumblebee was just another name in a long list of Average Joes that only the hardcore fans cared about, with his role having since been replaced by the likes of Cheetor and Hot Shot. And it was the movie version of Bumblebee that became the standout version of the character, then one that made Hasbro boatloads of money. He and his dumb voice gimmick are too valuable to Paramount for them to give up either, especially after the most recent TF movie they made was specifically for him and his gimmick. Like it or not, we're stuck with him being a poor man's E.T. in these movies all thanks to one Mr. Steven Spielberg.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110565)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2021 @ 3:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
transformers_va wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:You know they won't do that. These Hollywood chums see it as too iconic to eliminate.
It's funny that this could be considered "iconic", as Bee was around long before the Bay movies, but I agree with you that they won't do that :-(
Was he, though? He certainly disappeared into obscurity for over a decade after Hasbro lost his name. Like it or not, the first movie is what brought Bumblebee back into prominence and made him a household name for the brand. Before then, Bumblebee was just another name in a long list of Average Joes that only the hardcore fans cared about, with his role having since been replaced by the likes of Cheetor and Hot Shot. And it was the movie version of Bumblebee that became the standout version of the character, then one that made Hasbro boatloads of money. He and his dumb voice gimmick are too valuable to Paramount for them to give up either, especially after the most recent TF movie they made was specifically for him and his gimmick. Like it or not, we're stuck with him being a poor man's E.T. in these movies all thanks to one Mr. Steven Spielberg.

Not enough people credit Spielberg with that, they'd rather just blame bay :lol:
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110566)
Posted by Emerje on July 19th, 2021 @ 3:09pm CDT
Interesting that he's parked next to red and white vans. I doubt that's a coincidence, but it's probably more of an Easter egg than confirmation of Ratchet and Ironhide being in the movie, maybe.

Emerje
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110571)
Posted by transformers_va on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Was he, though? He certainly disappeared into obscurity for over a decade after Hasbro lost his name. Like it or not, the first movie is what brought Bumblebee back into prominence and made him a household name for the brand. Before then, Bumblebee was just another name in a long list of Average Joes that only the hardcore fans cared about, with his role having since been replaced by the likes of Cheetor and Hot Shot. And it was the movie version of Bumblebee that became the standout version of the character, then one that made Hasbro boatloads of money. He and his dumb voice gimmick are too valuable to Paramount for them to give up either, especially after the most recent TF movie they made was specifically for him and his gimmick. Like it or not, we're stuck with him being a poor man's E.T. in these movies all thanks to one Mr. Steven Spielberg.
Yes, he was most definitely around, granted not in the same shining spotlight that he is now

I don't understand the focus he gets these days.. he was a crappy character in G1, and is still a crappy character (even worse is he's lost his Bug charm, and is now a POS Camaro). I don't recall anyone in the 80s saying, "Man, Bee is my favourite character"... almost EVERY character was cooler/better than he was
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110572)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:13pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:Yes, he was most definitely around, granted not in the same shining spotlight that he is now
Oh? Where was he during Beast Wars? Beast Machines? Robots in Disguise '01? Armada? Energon? Cybertron? As in, where the brand's main focus was before the movies.

transformers_va wrote:I don't understand the focus he gets these days.. he was a crappy character in G1, and is still a crappy character (even worse is he's lost his Bug charm, and is now a POS Camaro). I don't recall anyone in the 80s saying, "Man, Bee is my favourite character"... almost EVERY character was cooler/better than he was
Simple. Spielberg wanted a mascot, a focal kid-appeal character for his "A boy and his car" premise for the first movie, one that they could milk for all its worth in a foolhardy attempt to recapture the magic of E.T.'s whimsical appeal. Since the kid in the movie was gonna be named Witwicky, they chose the name of the Autobot who was the original Witwicky boy's best friend.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110573)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:19pm CDT
I can understand the "Bumblebee fatigue". But I'm pretty damn happy that Baybulbee is a thing because thanks to that mascot, Transformers is now more popular than ever and it brought at least two new generations of fans.

Thus ensuring the vitality of the brand for years to come.

Also, it's thanks to Baybulbee that we had two trilogies in a row celebrating G1, and much more to come.
:michaelbay:
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110574)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:26pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I can understand the "Bumblebee fatigue". But I'm pretty damn happy that Baybulbee is a thing because thanks to that mascot, Transformers is now more popular than ever and it brought at least two new generations of fans.

Thus ensuring the vitality of the brand for years to come.

Also, it's thanks to Baybulbee that we had two trilogies in a row celebrating G1, and much more to come.
:michaelbay:

This also never gets the credit it deserves, 07 give the franchise a much longer reach.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110576)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:33pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:This also never gets the credit it deserves, 07 give the franchise a much longer reach.


THIS is the movie that pulled me back into Transformers. I'm a 1980's child but it's the 2007 Bay movie that kicked me "THIS IS SPARTA" style into the TF Rabbit Hole.

And I'm pretty damn sure I'm not the only one.
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110578)
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 19th, 2021 @ 4:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Simple. Spielberg wanted a mascot, a focal kid-appeal character for his "A boy and his car" premise for the first movie, one that they could milk for all its worth in a foolhardy attempt to recapture the magic of BABY WEE WEE. whimsical appeal.[/quote]


Fixed it XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuTJC84yekw
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110581)
Posted by transformers_va on July 19th, 2021 @ 5:11pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I can understand the "Bumblebee fatigue". But I'm pretty damn happy that Baybulbee is a thing because thanks to that mascot, Transformers is now more popular than ever and it brought at least two new generations of fans.

Thus ensuring the vitality of the brand for years to come.

Also, it's thanks to Baybulbee that we had two trilogies in a row celebrating G1, and much more to come.
:michaelbay:

This also never gets the credit it deserves, 07 give the franchise a much longer reach.
Really? So are you saying that it was specifically the Bay movies that did this, or could it be that the Transformers already have a huge fanbase, and any movies would have done this?
Re: Optimus Prime's Truck And Bumblebee's Camaro for Transformers Rise of the Beasts Spotted in Montreal (2110582)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 19th, 2021 @ 5:18pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I can understand the "Bumblebee fatigue". But I'm pretty damn happy that Baybulbee is a thing because thanks to that mascot, Transformers is now more popular than ever and it brought at least two new generations of fans.

Thus ensuring the vitality of the brand for years to come.

Also, it's thanks to Baybulbee that we had two trilogies in a row celebrating G1, and much more to come.
:michaelbay:

This also never gets the credit it deserves, 07 give the franchise a much longer reach.
Really? So are you saying that it was specifically the Bay movies that did this, or could it be that the Transformers already have a huge fanbase, and any movies would have done this?


I don't think that the fanbase was that huge before 2007. It was pretty nice, but it could have been bigger. Then the 2007 movie happened and it was MAGICAL enough to revitalise the franchise into a new prosperity, like Beast Wars did back then.

Hasbro tried it a few more times for other brands like GI Joe but they couldn't recreate what the 2007 Bay movie did.

I find hilarious that to this day, there's still "Bay haters" who just refuse to acknowledge this fact.

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