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I’m not one of those people that loses my mind over the desgin aethetic that Michael Bay brought to his series of four (so far) Transformers movies, but as someone that grew up playing with the original toys and watching the Generation One cartoon, it’s nice to see those characters look how they’re supposed to look again. To what do I refer? The upcoming game Transformers: Devastation, which features several playable characters who all look like how you remember them if you were born before the year 1990, meaning no Bay-formers here. But what does the game itself look like? Are you one of those weirdos that likes to know what your buying when it comes to your gaming entertainment? Well behold, it’s you first look at the gameplay for the new Transformers game. (more…)

New ‘Transformers 4’ Shot: Ultra Magnus, Is That You?

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of liking these snapshots of the vehicles appearing in the upcoming Transformers 4. They’re kind of like collector cards, and Michael Bay is releasing the whole set one card at a time. But maybe I’m crazy, and maybe we’re all crazy too for thinking that this latest shot is of Autobot Ultra Magnus.

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That’s the grand assumption stemming from this shot of a 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner. Now Ultra Magnus has had many forms over the years, originally he was just kind of a re-painted Optimus Prime figure but towing one of those car racks that transports multiple vehicles at a time rather than a full cargo trailer. (Apologies to car buffs everywhere, but I don’t know what that “car rack” is really called.) So could another truck cab be an obvious nod to Ultra Magnus?

Of the shot itself, which was posted on Michael Bay.com, the picture came with the following description: “The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America . . . the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner.”

Most casual fans of Transformers will likely recognize Ultra Magnus from his first appearance in the animated Transformers The Movie where we voiced by Unsolved Mysterious host Robert Stack, and he was the the presumptive successor to Optimus Prime as leader of the Autobots. Is this bad news for Optimus for Transformers 4? Well, the whole identity of this car is a supposition as it is.

Transformers 4 is currently shooting with a release date scheduled for next summer. We’ll have more news as it develops.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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And now it’s time for some more Transformers 4 news, whether you like it or not.  Michael Bay has been making all sorts of announcements about which new Transformers will be appearing in the fourth installment of the franchise, along with some of the changes that are being made to their design.  This time up, he’s just confirmed that Hound will be taking part in the new flick.  Look down a bit to see what he’s looking like.

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If you feel so inclined as to watch it, Transformers 4 will be hitting theaters on June 27th, 2014.

 

Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

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There’s some new shots coming out of Micheal Bay’s Transformers 4 production that just started shooting. We get another look at Drift, the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse from yesterday and over there, on the back of that truck, is that Bumblebee sporting a brand new look and paint scheme? What’s that rusty old tractor-trailer truck, is that Optimus Prime before his makeover? Take a look at the pictures below.

That’s certainly a different look than the slick new Optimus Prime look Bay tweeted out yesterday. The leader of the Autobots should look the part.

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What do you think about Bumblebee’s new look? Is Bay trying to make Bumblebee look like a bad-ass? Could that just be a new disguise for Bumblebee, something to help him get a closer look at some new Decepticon shenanigans? I’ve always liked that Bumblebee looked kinda wimpy next to the other Autobots and Decepticons, but when he fought he showed his true heroically kick-ass self.

Via: Bleedingcool

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Like it or not there’s another Micheal Bay Transformers movie in the production pipeline. Principal photography on the fourth Transformers film is set to start this Thursday. Paramount has released a couple of new images of two new Autobots, don’t get to excited though, it’s just their robots in disguise look.

First up is the 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than a whopping $2.4 million! The character name is most likely Drift.

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I guessing this beauty will have its own computerized stunt double as well as on set security. A much cheaper car was stolen off the Captain America set after all, and don’t forget the last Transformers movie had police cars crashing the set and damaging Bumblebee.

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The second is a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car. Slingshot is thought to be the character name. You know Chevy is going to cross market the heck out of this movie and new car.

Those are two sweet looking cars, and just what we’ve come to expect from Bay’s Transformers franchise. The only question left is, “What horribly racist and demeaning accents will the two new characters use?”

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Lastly, Bay has given the world its first look at the updated look of one Optimus Prime in truck form, via his own website, accompanied by the following description: “The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).” Welcome to Pimp My Transformer on MTV.

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In related news, The Wrap is reporting that TJ Miller (Pictured above) has been cast in the film as the blue-collared comic relief mechanic and friend to Mark Wahlberg’s character, I’m sure he’ll be saying , “Hi to his mother.” for him.

Via: Bleedingcool

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Much to the chagrin of fan-boys everywhere, Michael Bay‘s Transformers franchise is continuing, with T4 currently in development. Now, before you enraged bastards evoke a satanic ritual to curse the production, a plot detail has been revealed which may turn heads… in a good way.

The Michigan Film Office announced today that Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4 has been approved for a film incentive from the state.  The film, expected to film this spring in metro Detroit, opens soon after the end of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, where a great battle left a city torn,  but with the world once again saved.

That’s not the eye squinting, beard stroking, worthy news. Details regarding the films big-bad, however, is. Here’s how the Michigan Film Board describes the “plot” (I use the term loosely) for the movie:

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

“an ancient, powerful Transformer menace”? My inner Autobot immediately assumes that means… UNICRON, the planet-eater! Man, if Bay did anything like the 1986 Transformers animated movie – which Unicron is famous for – the haters might finally stop hatin’. This is what we want, what we’ve been waiting for! Of course, after seeing what they did to Devastator in the 2nd Transformers movie, I have no hope that it would be done right.

Unicron, or no Unicron: T4 is bound to continue the racism, objectification of women, and gratuitous bodily excrement jokes synonymous with the franchise. I can’t let my inner child continue to hope that Bay might eventually give me the Transformers I long for.

 

 

After rumors of a leaked Transformers IV script spread across the Internet yesterday, it was only a matter of time before someone asked director Michael Bay to confirm or deny the story. Bay beat them all to the punch by releasing the following statement on his official website:

“Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!”

Back on December 6th, Bay had to clear up some casting rumors going around the Internet aboutNicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent). Stories that the two were cast as Mark Wahlberg‘s character’s daughter and her race car driver boyfriend.

“Actor announcement on some web sites last night about Transformer cast joining Mark are completely false.”

Principle filming is set to begin in May 2013 and Transformers 4 should hit theater screens June 27th, 2014.

Via: Comicbookmovie

Nerds everywhere can rejoice — the following Autobot-on-Decepticon violence has nothing to do with Michael Bay.

A direct sequel to 2010’s warmly welcomed War of Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the transformers game people have been waiting for.

Obviously with “fall” is in the title you know no good is in store for our Autobot friends. However, it’s disco fever for the Dinobots.

Exclusively from Kotaku, the following gameplay footage shows off the games melee style combat with Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots. Featuring commentary by creative director Matt Tieger, you can experience all the joy for yourself in the player below:

Getting to beat the motor oil out of insecticons with one of the 80’s most hardcore transformers is w00t worthy. Seriously, I don’t care how good the rest of the game is. Being able to play the game as Grimlock is reason enough to buy.

Fall of Cybertron takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Activision and High Moon Studios video game, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 August 28th.

Source: Coming soon

The Interwebz is a great place for all sorts of crazy things. Often, you’ll find things like purple alien hentai and fucked up shit like that. We see awesome nerdy art pieces every day, but we’re fuckin’ lazy bastards… so here is your weekly fix to fuel your nerdtastic jizzfests!

This Harry Potter/Doctor Who mash-up piece was initially planned to be a replication of the movie poster for The Philosopher’s Stone, but time constraints resulted in changing the plan and only doing the Doctor Potter character. Still pretty fuckin’ cool. You can check out the work-in-progress pictures by Jeffrey Delgado here.

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New Transformers Dark of the Moon TV Spot

Micheal Bay and the Transformers are back and they’re definitely “more then meets the eye” in this new TV spot for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  Called “Always Feared” (New Enemy) this gives everyone a brief treat with new footage, highlighting the Decepticon villains currently filling toy stores everywhere.

Let’s check it out and hear your thoughts fleshy people of Earth.

This is shaping up to be quite the movie that Bay has put together. More explosions, cameos as far as the eye can see and no Megan Fox in sight. It’s finally a perfect movie for the whole family to enjoy. An overstatement for sure, but I think we all really want this to be the film the first one wasn’t.

Here’s the Synopsis:

The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime “Transformers” character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, directed by Michael Bay, is set to be released on June 29th in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters everywhere.

Via: Geek Tyrant