Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Transformers 5 Poster Demands You Rethink Your Heroes

A new poster has been released for Transformers: The Last Knight that demands you "Rethink Your Heroes". The tag line goes along with the trailer that suggests that Optimus Prime has turned on the Autobots. Things to note is the ships(?) in the background that to me look a whole lot like pirate ships and a bit of Bumblebee's arm on the rock pile.

The other thing to note is the purple eyes of Optimus. Hardcore fans are familiar that this is the sign of Nemesis Prime which as the name suggests is an evil version of Optimus Prime. The character doesn't really have a comics presence. Really he just exists for the toy lines as a black and purple recolor of the same Prime mold. The character concept is based on Star Trek's Mirror Universe concept which TF fans sometimes refer to as the Shattered Glass universe. The core concept is straight forward - the Autobots are evil, the Decepticons are the good guys. Both sides retain their line-ups and logos, they just tend to have different color schemes and their moral code is the opposite of what we know them to be. Since mostly a toy line creation, sometimes Nemesis is Optimus turned evil but often it is a completely separate character.

So from a movie perspective this poster then brings up a few questions. Is this Optimus turned evil or a new character? Is he called Nemesis Prime in the story? As always speculate away in the comments. Thanks to Feris O. for the heads-up. Hi res versions of the poster are available on Michael Bay's flickr account.

8 comments:

  1. dicks out for my nigga bumblebee

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  2. Now granted that a lot changes in Bayformers but if that is Nemesis Prime..isn't he black?

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  3. If they make Optimus evil and kI'll bumblebee this franchise will die

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    1. You do know they are working on a Bumblebee spinoff movie next year.

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    2. You know it could be a prequel of how he got to earth etc..

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    3. Lol. I'm pretty sure they know that that would be the death of the franchise. I doubt that either one of those things ends up happening. I'm sure Optimus will be evil for a while and then go back to normal and I'm sure Bumblebee will just be badly hurt, maybe even die, but still come back somehow. At worst, one of those things will happen, but not both. I could see Hot Rod being the new Bumblebee, or he could be the new Optimus. I just don't see how this franchise can continue, and succeed, without Optimus.

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    4. I agree I doubt it could survive without Optimus. I'm wondering if we could be seeing a bit of the Fall Of Cybertron story come into play only with Optimus.

      "In Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Megatron was revived through Dark Energon without apparent ill effect but Predacons Rising would later reveal that his overuse of the stuff prevented him from joining the Allspark after dying, instead being confined to a limbo existence. Unicron was then able to use his connection to Dark Energon to easily revive and possess Megatron. Whether the same effects can be expected for all users or just for Megatron, who was kept alive by the substance for a prolonged amount of time, is unknown."

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  4. Just read Celldweller is doing all the musical programming for Steve Jablonsky's soundtrack on the movie: http://regenmag.com/interviews/klayton-interview-completing-the-circle/

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