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I won’t say that the Transformers movie series is cursed. It’s too successful, too huge, and too popular to carry such a label, even if Transformers: Age of Extinction underperformed at the domestic box office. However, the Transformers movie series does have the nasty habit of chewing up actors and spitting them out and ensuring that nobody takes them seriously for a good long while. Look at Shia LeBeouf, whose time in the series saw him transition from a promising young actor into walking, weeping art project. Look at Megan Fox, who was reduced to a sex object and has had to spend the past few five years reminding us that she’s a perfectly fine actress with rock solid chops. Only Mark Wahlberg has weathered this series and that’s because he’s Mark Wahlberg – nothing embarrasses him anymore.

So the news that the young TV star Isabela Moner is joining the cast of Transformers 5 makes me want to grab her parents by shoulders and give them a good shake while demanding for them to explain why they obviously don’t love their child.

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Transformers Pop-Up Book

Pop-up books have always been fun for kids, but what Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created with Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe is truly a marvel in paper engineering. The pop-up book commemorates the 30th anniversary of Hasbro’s iconic robots in disguise, and it features paper creations that actually transform from vehicles into their respective robot forms with just the pull of a paper tab. It’s something that your kids, and even some adults, will be pretty impressed by.

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Transformers 5 Cinematographer

The most recent Transformers sequels, Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction, had Man of Steel director of photography Amir Mokri helping Michael Bay behind the camera. But for the filmmaker’s final outing on the franchise with Transformers 5, he’s bringing in some new blood.

John Wick cinematographer Jonathan Sela has boarded Transformers 5, which is being written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, both writers who were part of the big writing room that planned out the future of the Transformers franchise, including sequels and spin-offs. Find out more about the new Transformers 5 cinematographer below. Read More »

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I today’s Sequel Bits, we take a look at the following stories:

  • Shooting of Trainspotting 2 movie begins
  • Why Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman left the Transformers writing room
  • Zoe Saldana shares a photo from the Star Trek Beyond reshoots
  • And Keanu Reeves give san update on Bill & Ted 3

All this and more, after the jump.

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bumblebee movie

Last week Paramount unveiled its plans to make a new Transformers movie every year, copying Disney’s plans for the Star Wars films. Transformers 5 is set for release in June 2017, to be followed by a film in the two following summers. It was reported that the second of those three films would be a spinoff featuring Bumblebee, again copying Disney’s plans for a spin-off film every other year sandwiched in-between two continuing franchise movies. And now we’ve learned that the Bumblebee spin-off film will be a lower budget film. Find out the details, after the jump.

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Transformers Age of Extinction - Bumblebee

Earlier today, we reported that Paramount Pictures had set dates for Transformers 5, 6, and 7 in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Well, it turns out that wasn’t exactly accurate. While it is true we’re getting three more Transformers movies over the next three years, they won’t all be direct sequels. One of them will be a spinoff featuring Bumblebee (that’s the yellow one, for those of you who suffer from a Transformers-specific form of face blindness).  Read More »

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Transformers 5 plot

Thought you’d seen enough of the Transformers already? Paramount would like you to know that it’s just getting started. The studio has just dated the next three Transformers movies for the next three years, taking us all the way into summer 2019. Get the Transformers 5 release date and more after the jump.  Read More »

transformers live attraction

If you ever watched the Transformers movies and thought “You know, this would be better if all of this mayhem was actually happening right in front of me in real life,” you may be in luck. A live Transformers show, appropriately titled Transformers Live is in the works. There’s only one hitch that will render it a little inaccessible for a certain portion of the franchise’s fandom – this show is putting down roots in China. In other words, time to look deep into that pile of loose change you were hoarding for that Shanghai Disneyland trip and wonder if you can afford an additional evening of mayhem on your upcoming Chinese vacation.

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Michael Bay

After directing Transformers numbers one through four, Michael Bay has confirmed he will return yet again to direct Transformers 5. The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as Bay entered talks to direct last fall after months of speculation (and let’s be real, totally reasonable assumptions). There’s a catch this time, though: It’s going to be the last Transformers movie Bay will ever direct. Or so he says. For now. Read the Michael Bay Transformers 5 comments after the jump.  Read More »