Transformers 5 sequels

We already know that Transformers 5 is in the works at Paramount Pictures, and Michael Bay is in early talks to come back and direct yet again, though the filmmaker himself said they’re still working out specifics and nothing is official yet. Yet again it has also been said that this will be the last Transformers movie Bay will direct, but that doesn’t mean the franchise won’t continue after that.

In fact, Hasbro executive vice president and chief content officer Stephen Davis recently partook in the MIP Junior Conference and revealed that the writers room that was assembled over the summer for the Transformers franchise has resulted in a plan for a total of four live-action sequels, which means we’ll get Transformers sequels rolling out for the next 10 years. Read More »


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I see you have constructed a new Star Wars Bits. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • First look at new The Force Awakens books coming in December
  • Domhnall Gleeson talks a bit about his Force Awakens character General Hux
  • Tim Rose discusses returning as Admiral Akbar in The Force Awakens
  • Some new rumors surface about Rey in The Force Awakens
  • A new survey asks fans where The Force Awakens will rank among the saga
  • See a forthcoming new 6-inch Black Series figure from The Force Awakens
  • Check out Hot Toys‘ sixth scale First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
  • Kickstart some awesome Star Wars bluetooth speakers

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The Force Awakens toys

When Force Friday arrived earlier this month, fans were hoping that the unleashing of a stream of merchandise, from toys to lunchboxes to clothes to books, would reveal some of the secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, you might have noticed that there hasn’t really been much in the vein of revelations from the release. And there’s a reason for that.

As of now, the toys that have been released only represent events and characters from the first third of the film in order to avoid any spoilers that happen later in the movie. But there will be more The Force Awakens toys arriving in the months leading up to the release of the movie. Read More »

LEGO Optimus Prime

While Hasbro’s Transformers are some of the most popular toys on the planet, and have been since the 1980s, the Autobots and Decepticons have yet to roll out in LEGO form. But one LEGO fan has changed that.

LEGO Master Builder and Flickr user Savelsberg has created a LEGO version of the iconic Autobot leader Optimus Prime, who usually turns into a semi-truck. And while you might expect this to just be a LEGO version of the truck form of Optimus Prime, believe it or not, this custom LEGO creation actually turns into the robot form of the Transformer.

Check out the LEGO Optimus Prime after the jump! Read More »

Jabba's Rancor Pit action figure

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is already less than two weeks away, and all of us here at SlashFilm will be running ourselves ragged to bring you all the latest news straight out of the convention center housing the biggest pop culture gathering in the country.

And along with the big news coming out of Comic-Con also comes cool goodies that will only be available for purhcase at the convention, and then eventually eBay for those who weren’t lucky enough to be in San Diego. And for all you Star Wars fans, Toys R Us just unveiled a new Black Series action figure set that Return of the Jedi fans will love.

Check out the Jabba’s Rancor Pit action figure set after the jump! Read More »

new jurassic world toys

Star Wars: The Force Awakens might not be revealing any toys at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, but other major 2015 films are. We’ve already seen a bunch of Avengers: Age of Ultron stuff and today we’ve got a slew of toys from Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World.

The highlight here is our best look yet at the deadly hybrid Indominus Rex, which was teased in the first trailer, the Super Bowl spot as well as on the website. Here, you’ll finally see exactly what it looks like so if you’re worried about that, beware of spoilers.

There are other things to see here too, like a brand new Lego set, several of the new dinosaurs from the film and a hilarious T-Rex hand puppet. See the new Jurassic World toys below. Read More »

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Star Wars bladebuilders

So much — maybe too much — has been made of Kylo Ren’s cross guard lightsaber from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The discussion has been all over YouTube; it made it to Comedy Central, and even to J.J. Abrams himself. It turns out though, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber was just the beginning.

Ezra on Star Wars Rebels recently changed what a lightsaber could be by putting one on the end of a blaster. And later this year, Hasbro will allow fans to make any kind of lightsaber they imagine with Star Wars Bladebuilders. Different hilt? No problem. Multiple blades? Sure. A cross guard? That’s nothing. You can literally do anything you want.

Below, see the first images of Star Wars Bladebuilders, which will launch at New York Toy Fair. Read More »

Hasbro Might Be Thinking of Making a Gobots Movie

Gobots movie

It’s always easy to spot a knock-off. A company, show or movie that tries to jump on the success of another by producing a very similar, inferior product. The list in movies is endless. But in the toy world, one of the most famous was the GoBots line.

The GoBots were the less cool Transformers. They had their own mythology, but were basically “robots in disguise” just like those other robots who turned into cool stuff. Besides toys, they, too, spawned a TV show that wasn’t quite as successful, but had its fans. Now, nearly thirty years after the GoBots went extinct, news has broke that Hasbro has attempted to claim a new copyright for the franchise which would include “distribution of motion pictures.” Yes, there’s a chance we might see a Gobots movie. Read More »

Jon M. Chu Returning for ‘G.I. Joe 3′

Jon M Chu

Director Jon M. Chu was kind of a surprising pick for G.I. Joe: Retaliation back in the day. Sure, he’d had some experience shooting action, but mostly of the dancing variety, in films like Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Not so much the military battle kind.

Now that Retaliation‘s managed to rake in $365 million worldwide, though, Chu’s become the obvious choice to helm the follow-up. And indeed, a new report indicates that Paramount and MGM are nearing a deal with him. Hit the jump to get the details.

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