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 »

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 »

Optimus Prime Auction

We all have cars, but wouldn’t it be cool if we had Transformers? Sadly, we’re not likely to have full-size cars that can transform into sentient robots anytime soon, but if you’ve got a huge load of cash lying around, you can have the next best thing.

Automobile auction house Barrett-Jackson will be having a special auction at the end of January, and there are two very special items up for bid that should get any Transformers fan excited. Full-size and functional Optimus Prime and Bumblebee cars will be up for sale. Find out more about the two vehicles below! Read More »

Blonde Bonds and Batmobiles: 7 Times Fans Overreacted

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Fandom is a group of people united by a shared passion. They all love something enough to follow it, to memorize it, to criticize it, and to get genuinely angry when it lets them down. Fans tend to feel a smidgen of ownership over the movie or TV show or book series that has appropriated so much of their time. In other words, fans tend to overreact. A lot.

And can you blame them? After all, you surely know the feeling. You know what it’s like to watch from outside the bubble as something you love is put through the wringer by creatives who have no idea what the hell they’re doing. When you’re not in the room, when you don’t know the reasoning for a certain casting choice or a certain creative decision, it can be nerve-wracking. What are they doing to the thing that you love?

However, not ever knee-jerk fan reaction has been accurate. Movie fans have recoiled against some truly great ideas and they have recoiled against aspects of films that, in the end, simply didn’t matter. You may very well remember these movie fan controversies. You may have tried to do the wise thing and forget these controversies. As these examples show, sometimes movie fans are the absolute last people you actually want making decisions in the moviemaking process.

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