Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight Cheat Sheet

Here is the cheat sheet for Transformers 5 that attempts to summarize details about the movie. Consider this a SPOILER WARNING as will post info as it comes up. Verified means the information either came from someone associated with the film (an actor, director, producer, etc.) or through mainstream press (CNN, THR, etc.) so unlikely to be false (but no guarantees). Feel free to comment on any inaccuracies or new info that isn't reflect in the sheet. The below is ultimately speculation and rumor until officially confirmed through those with the production of the film.

Official Title: Transformers: The Last Knight (verified)
Principle Photography: May 25 - October 15, 2016 (verified)
Budget: unknown
Shoot Days: unknown
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Trailers: Teaser

Director: Michael Bay (verified)
Producers: Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy (verified)
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner (verified)
Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan (verified)
Composer: Steve Jablonsky (verified)

Synopsis (rumor)
Optimus Prime finds Cybertron, now dead after the events of Dark of the Moon and learns that an artifact on Earth can revive the planet. "Somehow the artifact ties into Merlin, the magician of King Arthur lore. Apparently, the power of magic was given to Merlin by a Transformer and somehow the artifact ties into this." (I read that as a Transformer created artifact gave Merlin his magical power).

Bumblebee is in charge of the earth bound Autobots which includes Hound, Crosshairs, Drift, Dinobots and "mini-dinobots". New Autobots with "English" (UK) origins are called "The Creator" (no alt mode suggested), Cogman with English accent (Astin Martin alt mode), and Squeaks (Vespa alt mode). Main villain is Megatron, no mention of who his Decepticons might be.

Trailers: Teaser coming Nov. or Dec. 2016 (verified)

Principle Cast
Mark Wahlberg - Cade Yeager (verified)
Josh Duhamel - Lieutenant Colonol Lennox (verified)
Isabela Moner - Izabella (verified)
Laura Haddock - Vivian Wembley (casting verified, character name verified)

Supporting Cast
Anthony Hopkins - Winston Churchill (verified, character theorized)
Tyrese Gibson - Robert Epps (verified)
Liam Garrigan - King Arthur (rumor)
Stanley Tucci - Joshua Joyce (verified)
Santiago Cabrera - Santos, Merlin (casting verified, role rumor)
Mitch Pileggi - unknown (verified)
Elizabeth Croft - unknown (verified)
John Turturro - Agent Simmons (verified)

Transformers Voice Cast
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (likely but not verified)
Frank Welker - Megatron (likely but not verified)
John Goodman - Hound (verified)
Ken Watanabe - Drift (likely but not verified)
John DiMaggio - Crosshairs (likely but not verified)
Jess Narnell - Barricade (likely but not verified)

Transformes Characters - Alt Mode
Autobots
Optimus Prime - custom built Western Star from Daimler Trucks (verified)
Bumblebee - yellow and black custom-built 2016 Chevy Camaro (robot mode) (verified)
Hound - Mercedes Unimog military tactical vehicle (robot mode) (verified)
Crosshairs - Chevy Corvette Stingray C7 (robot mode) (verified)
Drift - ? (verified)
Squeaks - Vespa (robot mode) (verified)
Wheelie - blue RC truck (verified)
Wreck-Gar - 1924 Mercedes-Benz dump truck (alt mode verified)
Hot Rod - black and orange Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 (robot mode) (verified, alt mode not verified)
Mini-Dinobots - details unknown (existence verified)


Decepticons
Megatron - unknown (robot mode) (verified)
Barricade - blue and black 2016 Ford Mustang police care (robot mode) (verified)
Onslaught - green utility truck (verified)
? - rusted VW van (alt mode verified)

Faction or If TF Alt Mode Unknown
Cogman - Aston Martin DB11 (character rumored, alt mode rumored)
unknown - red McLaren 570S (spotted on set)
unknown - black Citroen DS (spotted on set with Laura Haddock's character)
Submarine TF - details unknown (existence verified)

Filming Locations
Havana, Cuba (verified)
Arizona (verified)
   Roosevelt Dam (verified)
Chicago, Illinois (verified)
Detroit, Michigan (verified)
   Packard Plant (verified)
Scotland (verified)
London, England (verified)
Namibia, Africa (verified)

Rumors and Information
- Possible jeep alt mode spotted in Arizona but nothing since then to verify if a TF or not. (source)
- There are scenes set during World War II, set at Adolf Hitler's HQ but filmed at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK (source)
- Josh Duhamel and Santiago Cabrera are members of the TRF, Transformers Response Force, which sees all Transformers as the enemy. Duhamel doesn't agree with that mandate when it comes to Autobots. (source)
- Lorenzo Di Bonaventura: TF5 will focus on the mythology of the Transformers, how "were created, where did it start, where did they go from being a sort of a slave-race to a sentient race–we’re delving into that aspect of the mythology, so the characters that are involved in there are Megatron before he’s Megatron, Optimus before he’s Optimus, the Librarian, the Quintessons, there’s a whole group of things that have to do with how, in a sense, the Transformers were birthed, and also with how they were divided. What brought up the division, and what were the jealousies involved." This will include exploring more of the "Primes". (source)
- Film will have two stories that converge at the end according to Bonaventura, "They’re part of the same mythology, but the fact that these two pieces could interrelate, and have quite a span in time in which we’re trying to draw from–one is, in the Transformers’ mythology, billions of years ago, and one is hundreds of years ago, so in that sense, those two ideas came together. At first, we thought maybe they were two different movies, and then they came together." (source)
- Grimlock: "He’s funny. He’s like a naughty dog in this movie. He’s really sheepish when he does something wrong. He’s a great character. He’s really–we’re bringing out a side of him that you’re going to like–you’re going to relate to." (source)
- Hot Rod: Has a French accent because, according to Bay, "he just likes the accent." (source)
- Quintessons are confirmed to play a part in the movie, as is Megatron. Neither have been confirmed as the film's big bad. (source)
- There will be scenes involving "early forms" of Optimus and Megatron. (Seems like there will be scenes set before the Cybertronian War started). (source)

last update: 12-7-2016

6 comments:

  1. So Excalibur is Cybertronian. Sure why not. Anything to prolong filming on earth so they don't have to spend too much money on actually showing transformers or Cybertron. Or Combiners. Or Metroplex. Or Omega Supreme. Or Trypticon. or anything bigger than a building for more than 6 seconds.

    Seriously, Fuck you Michael Bay.

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  2. A Scott, I feel you (to a point). However, looks like they are taking plot elements from, "A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court". I was hoping to see The Quintessons. . .In the meantime, I'll continue using my own creativity to counter what the movies come up with. . .

    b.k.a. Sablebot@tfw2005.com

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  3. Ayy! frank Welker as Megatron!

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  4. Excalibur...it can revive CyberTron. Well that should mean, that the Excalibur is an OMEGA KEY.

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  5. I agree Bay needs to go and I've supported him all this time. I'm tired of excuses to put humans and Earth in the movies. I am also tired recycled scenes and patchwork. Ever since The Jungle Book I don't want to hear any excuses about CG worlds being impossible. Y'all just trying to be cheap.

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  6. where the fuck are the writers of the cartoons? they should be writing the movies!!!!! damn it!!!!!

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