Monday, April 15, 2019

Bumblebee Director Hints Discuss Charlie Splitting, Possible Return

In an interview with, Bumblebee director Travis Knight explain the end of Bumblebee (spoilers!) when Bumblebee and Charlie went their separate ways. The story beat seemed a bit sudden and left some fans confused but as Knight says, it has to be with telling a complete story. He also indicated the character could return if the sequel story warrants it.
"I'm sure a creative mind could come up with a way to bring them back together, but it was always incredibly important to me that this film, even though it sits within a larger context of mythology and comics and cartoons and films, that this film be self contained that it lives on its own," Knight told "That it had a beginning, it had a middle and an end and it had proper resolution. And so as I was charting the relationship between these two character there was no other way for it to end. It had to end with them parting. It's about one of those relationships, one of those life changing relationships that where someone comes into your orbit and fundamentally changes your trajectory moving forward. And it was, he has his mission to do and he has to go do it and she has her life and she has to live and she has to go live it. And they change each others lives, but then they had to part and that was the story that I was telling. And so even though I love seeing them together, and I was sad when they had to part as well. It was critical for what this movie was."

Friday, April 05, 2019

Bumblebee Director Breaks Down Cybertron Battle Characters

In a piece from Entertainment Weekly, Bumblebee director Travis Knight provided input on the character designs and decisions made for the opening battle sequence on Cybertron. In it he discusses most of the characters, a few Easter Eggs, and how much Transformers: The Movie influenced certain moments. Click here to read. Bumblebee is now available on Blu-ray and DVD: Amazon | Best Buy (also exclusive Steelbook version) | Target | Wal-Mart

Example regarding Ravage: “I talked to my visual effects producer who said, ‘Okay, we have to lose this… and this … oh, and they want us to lose the doggy.’ And I go ‘The doggy? What doggy?’ And he goes, ‘Well, Ravage.’ And I go, ‘They think Ravage is a doggy?’”

Transformers 6 Will Not Continue Last Knight's Storyline

Transformers movie franchise producer continues to make the rounds promoting Pet Semetary. In an interview with Slashfilm, he answers two questions about Transformers along with stuff about Meg, Snake Eyes and more which you can read here. In regards to Transformers the first thing to understand is he clearly doesn't know what "reboot" and "continuity" is but Bumblebee clearly maintained Bay-verse continuity and was not a reboot. This led to hope that Transformers 6 may continue the Unicron plot. Based on the below, that will not be the case. It doesn't mean TF6 wouldn't maintain the movie continuity, it would just ignore or hand wave away that particular plot point.

For the next Transformers are you looking for new directors or hoping you can still make Michael Bay an offer?
I think Bay has made it really clear that he loved what he did and he’s not doing anymore. So I think the answer is we’re writing a script. At that point, once we get script we have a strong belief in, then we’ll begin to debate that. Michael’s made it really clear that he didn’t want to do it. I don’t blame him. He spent a hell of a lot, a decade of his life, shooting them.

Are you developing a script that picks up where The Last Knight left off?

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Art of Bumblebee From ILM

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted a interesting slide show that depicts the art work created during pre-production of Bumblebee. The art from Stephen Zavala, Alex Jaeger, and Alexander Gustaveson provides some details about the line of thinking and sources of inspiration for the art (like the 1986 movie). Its actually pretty interesting and worth checking out. To view the whole slideshow, click here.
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