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Michael Bay Says Transformers 5 Will Be His Last One, Totally Means It This Time

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.

Via Collider

‘Transformers 5’ May Feature Unicron

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.

According to Mark Ryan, the voice of Jetfire and Lockdown, Transformers 5 will feature two concurrent storylines — and one of them will include Unicron himself.

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.

Or something.

I don’t even know anymore.

Via IGN

An “Adult” Transformers TV Series Announced

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.

I guess we’ll find out either way.

Via AV Club

Episode 36 – Lack of Direction

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.

Y’know, for obvious reasons.

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Paramount has Submitted Transformers: Age of Extinction to the Academy

In a move that can only be described as “Someone over at Paramount got really blitzed the other night”, Paramount Pictures has submitted Transformers 4: Age of Extinction to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as a candidate for a Best Picture nomination.  Paramount, a movie studio that’s been around long enough to be taken entirely seriously, submitted the blockbuster movie earlier this week. Not only have they asked it to be considered for best picture, but Michael “KABOOM” Bay has also been submitted as Best Director, an award won previously by Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg.  Several other technical aspects of the film were also submitted for consideration.

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Just because Paramount decided to hit the submit button, however,  doesn’t mean the Academy will allow it to be nominated. First, the application must get past whomever will look at said application, have a hearty laugh, and call everyone over because “hey guys look at what Paramount sent to us”.

In other words, don’t expect Michael Bay & company to get played off the stage during their explosion-filled Oscar acceptance speech anytime soon.

via Escapist Magazine

Bay Says He Won’t Direct the Next ‘Transformers’ Film… again

According to USA Today, Michael Bay has said that he plans on passing the baton for the next Transformers film. If this sounds familiar, it might be because Bay was saying the same kind of stuff after the third Transformers film… so I guess I’ll believe it when I see someone else’s name attached to the project.

Bay’s direction of the Transformers films have been at best inconsistent. While the first Transformers film in the modern series was actually pretty good, each subsequent sequel has fallen in quality… yet they keep making money. Big screen biscuit tinning tends to do that though.

Whether or not Bay returns though, Transformers 5 is sure to happen though… and we can only hope it gets better.

Please get better.

Via USA Today

All the Good Parts of Transformers in One 20-Minute Supercut

Michael Bay is a lot of different things: Hacky, trollish, predictable,  egotistical, etc. The list goes on. But we can all agree that the guy loads up the Transformers movies with a hell of a lot of robot punching, right?

WRONG.

One masochistic YouTube user decided to comb through the original Transformers trilogy and compile every instance of the titular bots punching each other across the sky. The result? Only 20 minutes of an almost 8 hour trilogy features fighting robots. On the plus side, it’s the only 20 minutes you’re ever going to need to see from the first three movies.

Kinda puts the complaints about 45 minutes of Godzilla‘s monster fighting into perspective, huh?

via io9

Episode 20 – Live at No Brand Con!

This fortnight we come to you live from No Brand Con 2014! We talk about a potential return of MST3K, the Agent Carter TV show, Transformers crossing over with Evangelion, the DC carnival of Sadness continuing, Bryan Singer being terrible, Lose Lose… and our listeners are in the room.

And things get real.

Episode 14 – The DC Carnival of Sadness

On this fortnight’s episode we mourn the passing of Justin Carmical, cheer ourselves up with talking about Marvel’s cinematic universe, get a little sadder with DC’s cinematic future, feel okay with Star Wars episode VII getting a new script… and finally feel pretty happy about the new looks for both the Ninja Turtles and the Doctor.

Man, a TMNT/Doctor Who crossover would be great…

Episode 4 – The Second Worst

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss DC Comics recent PR disasters, the new Robocop trailer, Robert Orci losing his mind online, a new Potterverse movie, and Voyager leaving the solar system!

We also talk about Transformers for some reason, and Trae seems to have a thing about !mpact comics.