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Eventually, they’re going to stop making Transformers movies. They have to quit at some some point. All things must pass. However, Paramount is betting big that their lucrative franchise will outlive the interest of director Michael Bay, who is set to helm his fifth entry in the series. After all, they’ve assembled an entire writers room dedicated to hashing out sequels and spin-offs for the next decade or so. Robots who can turn into cars and then back again so they can punch each other in the face are here to stay.

Now, the official Transformers movie Instagram has released a brief teaser for the upcoming fourth sequel, but don’t get your hopes up for anything too extravagant. This is just thirty seconds of ominous noises, an extreme close-up of Optimus Prime’s face, and a title reveal. That last one is the biggie, of course.

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Iron Man vs Optimus Prime

This coming weekend we’ll see Captain America squaring off against Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, dividing the Avengers into two different teams in a truly epic superhero battle. But before you head to theaters, why not see how Tony Stark and his armored battle suit fares against one of the Transformers? More specifically, how will Iron Man do when he has to face the Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots?

The latest episode of Super Power Beat Down, which is the first digitally animated episode of the web series, brings these two different heroes together for the first time ever. Are Iron Man’s repulsors and missiles any match for the arsenal that Optimus Prime has hidden in his body? Find out in the Iron Man vs Optimus Prime episode of Super Power Beat Down below. Read More »

transformers isabela moner

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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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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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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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 »