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 »
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 »
For decades, Transformers have just been a fictional race of robots who can change into vehicles. But history has been made in the year 2016 as a Turkish company has created real life Transformers.
Letvision has created a fully functional prototype of a new remote-controlled vehicle called Letrons which transforms from a driving BMW into a standing robot. How long before Michael Bay gets one of these in his garage?
Check out the real Transformers creation after the jump. Read More »
Since Transformers: The Last Knight has been in production for awhile now, we assumed that all of the cast members had been revealed. However, while appearing in Deauville, France to receive a career tribute this past weekend, Stanley Tucci revealed that he will return in the sequel as the character he played in the previous sequel, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
However, for any fans hoping to see Stanley bring back his fantastic character from Devil Wears Prada in a sequel, the actor casts some serious doubt on that ever happening, no matter how much some people out there might want it to happen. Read More »
Just last week, director Michael Bay provided the internet with a look at his custom RED camera affectionately known as “Bayhem.” However, it didn’t really show how helpful the camera is on a traditional Michael Bay set since he was just using it for some Victoria’s Secret commercial. But thanks to a new video from the set of Transformers: The Last Knight in the United Kingdom, we get to see what Michael Bay does with his custom camera in the middle of one of his explosive movie sets.
Check out the Transformers The Last Knight set video after the jump. Read More »
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When it comes to the Transformers film franchise, we’re really just watching Michael Bay play with an endless array of expensive toys and technology to bring his craziest visions to life. But wouldn’t it be great if we could see a movie that brought to life the kind of cinematic battles that children imagine when they’re playing with their action figures?
A new short from French Canadian filmmaker Patrick Bolvin does just that as he uses visual effects to bring some Transformers action figures to life as a child is making them battle on a table in the backyard. It’s wonderful and I only wish it was longer. Watch the Transformers short film after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Of all the places we would have predicted the Transformers franchise would end up, “Arthurian times” was pretty low on that list. But now that Transformers: The Last Knight has committed to going medieval, it’s calling in an assist from the most famous medieval hero of all. Liam Garrigan has just been cast to play King Arthur in the Michael Bay-directed sequel. Garrigan already has some experience in the role, as he also plays King Arthur in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Read More »