Transformers has broken our heart time and time again, but nerds the world over can’t help but give their beloved robots in disguise a second chance. Or fifth. Or sixth. And now the full-length trailer for Bumblebee drops and fans are assuring themselves that this time, this time will be different. This one will be good. And it has signs of a good Transformers adaptation! The original form for Bumblebee that fans have been begging for, a likable human counterpart, and tons of 80s references. But does it have enough to make up for the previous movies?
If you’re a child of the late eighties haven’t been watching The Goldbergs then you are missing out on some fantastic memories of times gone by, back before the Internet changed everything. This week, The Goldbergs is doing a Ferris Buehller’s Day Off episode and they’ve brought in the big gun to sit like a ripe cherry on top, Charlie Sheen. That’s right, Sheen is going to reprise his iconic role as “Boy in the police station.” (more…)
Coming off the back of a cumulative worldwide total of just over a billion dollars, fuelled by the predictable ‘ending-that-screams-out-sequel’ fare, we were all expecting the announcement of a sequel to the critically panned, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It came as no surprise Paramount fast-tracked the follow-up to the Box Office behemoth, adding in a tentative 2016 release date for good measure. The business model is sound: you keep lapping up the goods; we’ll keep producing the material – in other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, a few questions still remain… and one of the big ‘uns is whether Michael Bay is returning to direct the follow-up. (more…)
Blah blah die Michael Bay something something hate the movies yadda yadda sucks. There, now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s rewind back to around May of this year when we heard about a new Transformers cartoon in the works. At the time it was unnamed, or at least they were bouncing around a few names. Today the interwebs are alive with the sounds of robots transforming into stuff and trying to destroy each other, and lo, there was a name attached to the project. It’s called ‘Robots In Disguise,’ and you don’t get a more Transformers title than that. It’s sprinkled with a few new faces, and a familiar one gets a promotion. Steer your optics over to the next page for more info and a full video teaser of the series. (more…)
This far into the Transformer series of films by Michael Bay you know exactly what you’re going to get, so you’re either going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and enjoy it, see it and hate watch it, or just ignore its passing and seeing something more engaging to your personal taste at the multiplex. If I could describe Age of Extinction in two words, they would be “too much,” too much exposition, too much action, too much plot, too much Bay-hem… And although it’s not as noticeable, too much silliness mixed in with all the hardcore action. In other words, it’s everything you like, or hate, already about Transformers films, just more of it. (more…)
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)
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ABOVE: This chainsaw carved T-Rex is so epic it will blast you all the way back to the Cretaceous period! Yes, that’s right, I did say chainsaw carved. Scott Dow carved this giant wooden terrible lizard with a chainsaw! You can’t get any more badass than that, can you? Actually, you probably can, because Dow has other animal carvings on his site Animalistic Art. [Obvious Winner]
A lot of pretty pictures of cars have been released so far in promoting Transformers 4, but what about the one thing we see every Transformers movie for: human characters.
Well get a load of the gallery below. Courtesy of Dee Dee Yelverton of the Taylor Daily Press, here are some set shots of new franchise star Mark Wahlberg on the Taylor, TX set of the film. Aside from just showing Marky Mark mill about on set, there are a couple of interesting pics including a shot of what looks like a rusting Optimus Prime and a billboard paying tribute to those who dies in the Decepticon siege of Chicago in Dark of the Moon.
What surprises does Michael Bay have in store for us? Maybe you can find some hints below…
Source: Comic Book Movie
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.
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.
Yeah, I’m talking to you Internet; you just couldn’t leave well enough alone could you? Just look at the mess you’ve made of Transformers IV now. What’s that you say? You didn’t mean it, it was just a joke? Well now you’ve made your bed and Mark Wahlberg is gonna sleep in it.
It all started with a whisper here and a rumor there, next thing you know posts about Mark Wahlberg starring in Transformers IV are everywhere, prompting Michael Bay to at first put the kibosh on the rumor, then later in the week put out a press release saying he had second thoughts about the idea and that indeed Wahlberg would be a part of Transformers IV.
“The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project. -Michael”
“I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.”
Which lead to:
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,”
That also included the first look at the official Transformers IV logo pictured below.
So there you have it Internet, you used your Jedi Mind trick for selfish personal reasons and now we’ve all got to live with it, but maybe you really wanted this to happen. You can use the comments section below for confessional, you’ll feel better getting it all out in the open.
Transformers 4 hits theater screens on June 27th, 2014.