While attending the Texas Frightmare Weekend at the beginning of May, Transformers' Glenn Morshower told fans that he would not be in Transformers 4 citing a scheduling conflict as they had begun filming and he couldn't fit the film in. Last year the actor had said he though he would be in Transformers 4 and 5 so I guess the story changed and didn't need his role of General Morshower. Considering Michael Bay frequently has said Transformers 4 is going in a different direction, losing the military angle would be a good start. Thanks to Shane E. for the info.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
JoBlo.com is reporting their sources have revealed some of the potential Transformers characters and brief story points that might be in Transformers 4. JoBlo's track record is iffy at best but that doesn't mean this isn't one of the times they get it right so spoiler warning. None of this is remotely confirmed so take it with a grain of salt. If the previous movies are any indication, it will be a while before we have any real information on what TF characters will be in the movie. Thanks to Wynton R. for the heads-up.
Rumored TF Characters:
• Optimus Prime - rides Grimlock into battle in Hong Kong
• Bumblebee - rides Swoop into battle in Hong Kong
• Grimlock and the Dinobots - as Autobots somehow "brought back to life by a captured Optimus Prime"
• Lockdown - as Decepticon
• Hound - as Autobot
• Drift - as former Decepticon, now Autobot trying to regain his honor (yep the IDW comic character)
• Galvatron - "basically Megatron reborn"; unclear if summarizing the character as potentially used in the movie or his Transformers: The Movie (1986) origin
Tomorrow brings Transformers: Robots in Disguise #17 to stores. Last issue ended with something that has never happened in Transformers history - Starscream winning control of Cybertron. Now the next story arc begins with a focus on Shockwave and his origin story. A preview of the issue can be found here.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise #17
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli, Casey Coller (c)
SHOCKWAVES! The fate of Cybertron is sealed—but what is the DECEPTICON scientist called SHOCKWAVE planning? After the stunning revelations in MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, learn the origin of the one-eyed, gun-handed master of machinations… and the countdown begins for the biggest TRANSFORMERS event in comic book history.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Monday, May 20, 2013
The China side of Transformers 4 production has found one of their 4 or so actors professional actors by casting Li Bingbing in the movie. The actress is an A-list actress in China while a complete unknown in Hollywood with her first big role being Ada Wong in Resident Evil: Retribution.
The press release (below) for the casting, Michael Bay said "I am excited to have Li Bingbing join our cast and to be shooting portions of the movie in her native China. I have always aspired to work with the best actors and this cast is especially exciting now with the addition of Li."
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Examiner.com is reporting that Transformers 4 is expected to start principal photography "beginning late May, 2013" and as started looking for extras in the area and LA for the film. In addition, while summarizing the casting of the film, they provided the name of Mark Wahlberg's father character as Flynn Vincent joining the only other named role of Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer). Details on the Austin extras casting is here. Thanks to Sam and Wynton for the heads-up.
Friday, May 17, 2013
After four weeks of "encore" episodes, Transformers Prime is starting its next run of four new episodes on The Hub at 7:30pm EST, starting with Project Predacon. The first four left off with a repair and more powerful Prime rejoining the Autobots. In this need episode, "The Decepticons launch a new scheme to clone an army of beasts." Below is the promo, clip and a look at Predaking. The last video is the new opening posted by hitfix that has a "heavier rock version" of the opening theme that was composed by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3).
05/24 - Chain of Command (3.06) - Tension builds within the Autobot team as they face the return of the Predacon.
05/31 - Plus One (3.07) - While on a mission to gather a Precadon bone relic, Agent Fowler finds himself in a tight squeeze with Jack's mother.
06/07 - Thirst (3.08) - Knock Out and Starscream experiment with synthetic lead and threaten to take over the Decepticon ship and unleash an old enemy.