Tuesday, March 25, 2014
"Iconic" TF Franchise Shows Off Footage at CinemaCon, Maybe Story Tidbit
While Michael Bay was in LA continuing post-production on TF4, Mark Wahlberg was very happy to upsell Transformers, calling it the "the most iconic franchise in movie history." (Who am I disagree with that assessment). He also once again said the movie is a standalone from the previous trilogy so newbies to the franchise should be welcome (there are still TF newbies?).
As for what was shown, sadly you will have to read the tea leaves as borderline useless. Variety saying that the footage included "the resurrection of several transformers and Stanley Tucci holding a serious grudge." Deadline provided no details but did write that "...the footage shown was extremely effective in convincing me Wahlberg may be right when he said this “will be the biggest film of 2014.” In fact, he modestly stated it will be bigger than the other three films “combined.”"
The last bit of info comes the notorious unreliable IMDB.com which tweeted "New concept in 'Transformers 4' footage: Optimus does battle with an "Avatron," which is a robot controlled by a human. #CinemaCon" I can't help but think they are talking about Strafe but who knows for sure. We already know there might be human built Transformers as part of the plot but the term "Avatron" is new. Feel free to speculate in the comics. Thanks to Mackie U. for the links.