The new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight landed yesterday, focusing on Isabela Moner’s character Izabella. Izabella is a young girl who has been apparently spending a lot of her time in a junkyard with robots — I mean, that’s what I got out of the trailer at least.
Honestly, I think someone must have pointed out to Michael Bay that the Star Wars franchise has been doing really well with women in lead action roles, and as an attempt to market to young girls this is his “close enough.” I mean, she could be a great character if handled well, but I’m not sure how much I actually trust Michael Bay to do it.
I guess we’ll find out when Transformers: The Last Knight comes out June 23, 2017.
Okay, so we never thought Michael Bay would direct the Bumblebee spin-off movie, but it’s just nice to think about finally getting a Transformers movie without him. It’s a wonderful feeling.
Anyway, as for who is directing the Bumblebee film, it’s been reported that Travis Knight is taking the reigns. Knight is probably best known for directing the Oscar-nominated animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, and this would be his live action debut.
The Bumblebee movie, which is disappointingly just being called Bumblebee, is the first foray into the Transformers cinematic universe outside the main line of films. Should this be successful, we may see other movies made about standout characters in the series who aren’t Bumblebee, Optimus Prime or Megatron.
…though I can’t think of any off the top of my head.
Look, it’s commonly accepted wisdom that only a minority of nerds and geeks really care about organized sports. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with liking sports, but it’s just not as common in our community as it is in the rest of the general populace.
That said, every year during the Super Bowl ads for things us geeks are extremely interested in debut, and we really want to see them. To help out those of you who chose to skip Sunday’s game though, we’ve rounded up most of them right here… because we’re good people.
If you took footage from every science fiction and superhero from across the last twenty years and mashed them all up to create a single trailer which would both convey visual spectacle yet have zero depth… you’d get the new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight. And since Michael Bay’s Transformers movies thus far have usually been all visual and zero depth, I guess that’s unsurprising.
There was a time where I rejoiced at seeing Autobots and Decepticons on the big screen, and I really did enjoy the first couple of entries into this franchise. But the fourth movie was six parts boring to one part creepy, and it’s hard for me to get excited about yet another foray into this particular Transformers’ universe.
And, I’m loathe to admit this, I kinda miss Shia.
Whether we want it to or not, Transformers: The Last Knight comes out June 23, 2017.
Liam Garrigan, best known for playing King Arthur in the television series Once Upon a Time, will apparently be yanking the sword from the stone a second time. According to Mashable, Garrigan will play King Arthur again, but this time in Transformers: The Last Knight.
This hasn’t been confirmed by the studio of course, so take it with the appropriately sized grain of salt.
Transformers: The Last Knight is going to pull heavily from Arhurian myth, and we’ve known for a while that King Arthur would appear in the film. Obviously Garrigan is well cast as King Arthur, so he’ll do as good a job as anyone could with the kind of scripts the last few Transformers films have had.
Of course, any time actors reprise roles in different franchises, the geek brain has to wonder if there isn’t some sort of connection between the two. I mean, just try to connect Transformers and Once Upon a Time — It’s a hilarious thought.
Transformers: The Last Knight comes out June 23, 2017.
On this episode of the Nerd & Tie Podcast, Trae and Nick are going it on their own (as Pher is unfortunately ill). We mourn the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, contemplate Steven Moffat leaving Doctor Who, consider Star Wars Episode VIII’s move to December 2017, skeptically consider Michael Bay’s future with the Transformers franchise, wonder where all the money is from TCE2, and talk about Yourminicon cancelling half of their conventions.
In an interview with Collider, director Michael Bay stated that that the upcoming Transformers 5 would be his final time directing a film in the franchise. After this one, he will be leaving the franchise to move onto other projects. He doesn’t want to spend one more additional minute chronicling the adventures of Optimus Prime. He’s totally done after this one.
…pardon me if I have a hard time believing him.
You see, we’ve heard this before. Like more than once. Since the third movie, it’s continuously been his “last” Transformers film. So, like I said last time, I guess I’ll finally believe him once a different director’s name is attached to Transformers 6.
Not buying it until that happens though.
Transformers 5 is scheduled for a mid-2017 release.
Transformers 4 may have been so uninteresting that I actually, for the first time I can actually recall, left in the middle of it — but that’s not stopping Hasbro from making another one. The latest rumor about Transformers 5 is an interesting one for long time fans of the franchise though.
Unicron, of course, was first introduced in the 1986 Transformers film, and was famously played by Orson Welles. The character has since gone on to appear in various incarnations of the franchise, and like “The Fallen” seen in the second live action film is a “Multiversal singularity” in Hasbro’s canon.
If you don’t know what that means, it’s okay — neither does Michael Bay.
The film will also include the Quintessons, who are my least favorite (and often retconned away) piece of the lore. Of course, that is assuming what was said by Ryan was true and not a misdirect.
Filed under “things I wanted fifteen years ago but I’m not actually sure that I still do,” Hasbro has announced that they and Machinima are producing a new series called Transformers: Combiner Wars which will be targeted at adult and teen fans.
Cue celebrations from the dark corners of the internet who want everything to be made from all-black plastic.
Cue complaints and whining from the same corners of the internet once the series actually debuts.
Look, I know this sounds like a thing that we want. I mean, it really does — the comics have been really good lately, but I’m a bit skeptical.
On this episode we talk about recent casting for both the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, Transformers 4 getting submitted to the Academy just because, Robert Orci getting kicked off Star Trek 3ish, a Japanese Godzilla returning, and recent disasters in the con scene.
We’re looking at the terror attack at Midwest FurFest in a serious light and the cancellation of Emoti-Con in a not so serious one.