This past summer, Paramount Pictures gave us the opportunity to visit the set of Transformers: The Last Knight while they were shooting up in Pontiac, Michigan. The experience of being on a Michael Bay movie set is one that I’ll never forget, if only because of the amount of explosions, gunshots and debris myself and other members of the press saw in front of our eyes. We’ll have more about the experience of being on a Michael Bay production soon, but this portion of our set visit is dedicated to the story and characters.
While most moviegoers aren’t necessarily going into a Transformers movie with a lot of concern for the story and character development, that doesn’t mean there aren’t longtime fans of the franchise interested in how the battle of the Autobots and Decepticons continues in Transformers: The Last Knight. That includes the return of some human characters from previous movies, a few new ones and a deep dive into the mythology of Transformers in general. And of course, there are plenty of new Transformers, and one returning Transformer that fans will be happy to see more of.
In this set visit report, we run through everything we learned about the story, including where we find our human characters with regards to their relationship to Transformers. There are plenty of new details here that haven’t been revealed until now, so get the full rundown in our Transformers The Last Knight set visit report below. Read More »
Production on Transformers: The Last Knight has officially wrapped, and we know that because the official Twitter account for the film franchise has just posted a video announcing the completing of shooting. The video contains a bunch of stills from the set, as well as behind the scenes footage of Michael Bay directing, and some of the stars in action on set. If that’s not enough for you, tomorrow will bring the first trailer for the fifth installment of the toy-based action franchise.
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Fans of the Transformers franchise have been waiting to see the first footage from Transformers: The Last Knight ever since cameras started rolling earlier this year. Even people who aren’t all that excited about another sequel in the franchise are likely at least curious to see how this movie brings together King Arthur and his knights, Hitler and some mini-Dinobots and mch more. Thankfully a trailer is coming very soon (likely this week), and we’ve got a sneak peek to hold you over until then.
Now we get a taste of the mayhem that Michael Bay (and his trusty camera called Bayhem) has in store for us as the first bit of Transformers The Last Knight footage has arrived in an IMAX featurette that celebrates the impact that the franchise has had on the success of the giant screen company. Watch below! Read More »
The buzz surrounding the next installment of the Transformers franchise is about to take off as the first trailer is on the verge of arriving next week. Word on the street is that the first Transformers: The Last Knight trailer will debut in theaters next week and then hit the web shortly thereafter. But that’s not the only good news for Transformers fans.
Find out a bit more about the Transformers The Last Knight trailer release and the status of the developing Bumblebee spin-off after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has a new title in some territories.
- Pacific Rim 2 adds a new cast member.
- Charlie Sheen says a script for Major League 3 is good to go.
- Star Trek Beyond‘s screenwriter wants more Star Trek movies.
- No, James L. Brooks will not confirm a new Simpsons movie.
- Underworld: Blood Wars reveals a new poster.
- That Cube reboot has stalled.
- And more!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Now that we’re five chapters deep into the Transformers series, it’s safe to say that just about everyone on the planet has an opinion on these movies. And while I’ve never been the biggest fan of what Michael Bay has done with these characters, I have to admire his audaciousness as a filmmaker. There are many, many things you can say about Bay’s filmography, but anyone who calls him lazy or derivative hasn’t been paying attention. Like him or not, he’s really one of a kind and his movies are made with a voice that is all his own.
And that’s why I’ve been digging the behind-the-scenes videos that have been trickling out of Transformers: The Last Knight, showcasing Bay in his element: commanding large armies of artists and technicians as part of a grand plan to orchestrate cinematic mayhem. The latest trio of videos are more of the same in the best possible way.
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Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Transformers: The Last Knight will bring back a couple of familiar names. Director Michael Bay has confirmed that John Turturro and John Goodman are both set to return to the franchise — which means, yup, Transformers 5 is now a Big Lebowski reunion. Turturro played Agent Simmons in the first three Transformers films, and Goodman voiced Hound in the fourth Transformers film.
In addition, Bay also dropped a hint about when we might see the first Transformers: The Last Knight teaser. Read More »
Can we just take a minute to acknowledge how weird it is that there is a Nazi controversy tied to a Transformers movie? All right, let’s get to the story.
Last week, we learned that Transformers: The Last Knight would be bringing Hitler and Nazis into the equation somehow. This information came to light because the sequel from director Michael Bay is currently filming in the United Kingdom, and one of their locations included Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the home of Winston Churchill. However, it had been draped in giant Nazi flags and surrounded by their artillery and SS stormtroopers. This upset some veterans groups, and it stirred up quite a controversy across the pond.
Now Michael Bay has responded to the Transformers The Last Knight Nazi controversy, and in doing so, he has revealed another key character we’ll see in the movie. Find out more below. Read More »
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Transformers: The Last Knight has already been confirmed to use King Arthur in some capacity, with Liam Garrigan playing the most famous medieval hero of all time. But it turns out the franchise’s foray into history doesn’t end there.
Thanks to some controversy stirring up across the pond while Transformers: The Last Knight shoots at Winston Churchill‘s former home of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, we have word that Hitler and the Nazis will have some kind of role in the movie. Also, it turns out the prehistoric flares of the Transformers franchise that emerged with Dinobots in Transformers: Age of Extinction will have some little additions in this sequel as well. Read More »
Even though the Transformers films are pretty popular around the world, not many of our favorite pop culture artists are lining up to pay tribute to Michael Bay’s take on the iconic toys of the 1980s But there’s plenty of love to be given to the animated versions of our favorite Autobots and Decepticons, and this time it’s artist Tom Whalen delivering a series of colorful prints paying tribute to to the cartoon versions of the Transformers.
Check out the set of Tom Whalen Transformers prints after the jump. Read More »