Watch: 2014 Super Bowl Commercials for TRANSFORMERS 4, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, and More

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The year’s most-watched television event is upon us, and as with anything that’s seen by a large number of people, consumerism reigns supreme.  We’ll be compiling all of the Super Bowl TV spots for upcoming films like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Need for Speed, Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, Muppets Most Wanted, The Monuments Men, and plenty more in one handy dandy spot for your on-demand viewing pleasure.  Additionally, we’ll be adding some of the better regular commercials to the article as well.  This post will be updated throughout the night, so be sure to check back frequently.

Hit the jump to watch the 2014 Super Bowl TV spots and commercials, including a new full-length trailer for Captain America 2.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION: “It’s Definitely Not a Reboot”

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We’re less than six months out from the release of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, but we don’t know too much about the plot of the film just yet.  Since a tight lid is being kept on the film’s details, we’ll take whatever bits and pieces we can get.  In a recent interview for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which he also produced, Lorenzo di Bonaventura gave a couple behind-the-scenes details on the production of the fourth Transformers film.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey GrammerStanley TucciT.J. MillerTitus WelliverHan Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing, Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

2014 Blockbuster Preview: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTERSTELLAR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 22 JUMP STREET, and More

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It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to.  There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties.  Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months.  Read on after the jump.

7 New Images from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

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Paramount has released new images and set photos from Transformers: Age of Extinction.  Few details are known about the upcoming sequel/reboot, and these photos don’t provide anything revealing other than Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor’s characters will be getting in presumably Bumblebee, and Michael Bay felt the need to attack Nicola Peltz with a giant green-screen claw.  I like to imagine he carries that thing around even when he’s not filming.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li BingbingTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

First Image of Optimus Prime from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

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We’ve seen images of the human characters from Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is all well and good, but people show up for the Autobots and Decepticons.  They’ll also be showing up for Dinobots in the new movie, but for now we have the first look at good old’ Optimus Prime who now looks…old.  The red paint is now almost completely gone, a lot of his gears are laid bare, and his expression is much meaner.  I’m curious to see how this new appearance will carry over to other transformers, and if it’s an indicator of a far more serious tone (or at least as serious as movie can be where vehicles turn into giant alien robots).  It’s worth noting that the image of the Transformers 4 toy we saw a couple months ago had more color, so perhaps the Optimus Prime on the Empire Magazine cover isn’t the one we see at the beginning of the film.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li BingbingTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

Entertainment Tonight Visits Set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION; Discovers There Will Be Explosions

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The last news we heard from Hong Kong set of Transformers: Age of Extinction revolved around extortionists wielding air conditioners.  Entertainment Tonight recently visited the set, and their piece is slightly less amusing, but as fluffy as fluffy as you’d expect from the long-running TV show.  Mark Wahlberg likes playing pranks on co-star Nicola Peltz!  Nicola Peltz likes painting crewmembers faces between set-ups!  Cars will be blowing up!  The best bit is when the reporter begs director Michael Bay about plot details and he says, “The world has progressed and modernized to a point where it can almost cannibalize and kill itself.”  In other words: “MORE ‘SPLOSIONS.”

Hit the jump to check out the footage.  The film also stars Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li BingbingTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

Michael Bay Gets Punched in the Face on the Set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION [Updated with Official Statement]

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Here’s something Michael Bay can get asked endlessly about when he does press for Transformers: Age of Extinction.  According to THR, the director was attacked on the Hong Kong set by two local men, reportedly brothers, when he refused to pay them $13,000 (U.S.).  Bay don’t play that way, and an argument ensued in which the director got punched in the face.  One of the men then tried to fight off three police officers who intervened.  The brothers were then arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault (I’m pretty sure we can at least confirm the suspicion of assault).  Bay then resumed filming.

My only question is how the brothers got so close to the director in the first place.  Film sets, especially for mega-blockbusters like Transformers, are well guarded.  Also, I’m surprised the brothers thought they could get $13,000 on the spot.  I know his movies are dumb, but it’s a bit of a stretch to believe Bay would go, “DURRR, OKAY”.  But the big lesson here is not to fuck with people who make shit blow up for a living. [Update: Paramount has issued an official statement clarifying the matter and Bay's reaction to the incident, which is even more hilarious than the initial report, and Bay has also issued a statement. Read both after the jump.]

First Look at TRANSFORMERS 4 Optimus Prime Toy. Plus More from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, STAR WARS: REBELS at NYCC Hasbro Party

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Hasbro threw a party tonight in advance of New York Comic-Con, and they brought out all the toys.  The first Transformers: Age of Extinction images focused on cars, humans, and explosions over Autobots.  So first up is the Optimus Prime toy—we are told this is a good representation of what Optimus will look like in the sequel.

A bunch of villains were on display at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 table including Electro, the primary bad guy in the sequel.  The toy version of The Winter Soldier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier notably comes with Precision Strike.  And Lucasfilm released an image of the packaging they’ll use for Star Wars: Rebels.  See it all after the jump.

New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Image Reveals Mark Wahlberg and the Human Cast

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Thus far, the official images from Transformers: Age of Extinction have consisted of shiny cars and director Michael Bay getting pelted with his own explosives.  Now we finally have our first official look at the film’s main human cast, as Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor strike their best “Christian Rock Album Cover” poses in the latest still.  Not much is known about the plot for the fourth Transformers film, but we do know that the Dinobots will make an appearance and a portion of the story will take place in China.

Hit the jump to check out the image in high-resolution.  The film also stars Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li BingbingTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

Michael Bay Shares New Image from the Set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION; Explosions Ensue

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Another image from the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction has been released online, and it should amuse both fans and detractors of Michael Bay’s explosion-heavy style.  In the new image, we see Bay operating his own camera as he gets pelted with the products of his over-the-top special effects.  No Dinobots or shiny cars to be found, but it’s still neat to see the filmmaker embracing his reputation wholeheartedly.

Hit the jump to check out the image in glorious high-resolution.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Bingbing LiTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.

TRANSFORMERS 4 Gets Official Title as TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Plus the First Teaser Poster

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Mere moments after more or less confirming the existence of Dinobots in Michael Bay’s Untitled Transformers 4 Sequel, it comes out that the movie is now officially titled, Transformers: Age of Extinction.  If that doesn’t scream “Dinobots” then I don’t know what does.  It’s a better tag title than the last couple of efforts and it’s particularly interesting to wonder just which age is going to go extinct: that of the Autobots, the Decepticons or we puny humans.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Bingbing Li, Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27, 2014.  Hit the jump to check out the film’s newly-released teaser poster.

TRANSFORMERS 4 Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Confirms Dinobots

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If a Google-translated interview between Transformers 4 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Beijing News is to be believed, then the Dinobots will be appearing in the untitled sequel.  Directed by Michael Bay, the newest installment in the Transformers franchise features newcomers Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, alongside veterans Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer.  Chinese actress Bingbing Li also stars and likely adds some increased interest to the overseas box office.  The untitled Transformers film opens June 27, 2014.

Hit the jump to see what di Bonaventura said (which was then poorly translated), and click here for the first poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay Shares First Official Image from TRANSFORMERS 4 Set Featuring Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor

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While plenty of unofficial photos from the Detroit set of Michael Bay’s sequel Transformers 4 have already made their way online, the filmmaker has now revealed the first official still from the film—aside from those numerous car images, of course.  In the image, we see stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor getting ready to film a scene atop some Transformer-looking technology, while Bay triumphantly watches over.  Little is known about the plot of the film, but with an entirely new cast it’s clear that Bay is moving away from the story of the first three films.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller, Shophia Myles, Li Bingbing, and Kelsey GrammerTransformers 4 opens on June 27, 2014.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Pushed to August 8, 2014

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Paramount Pictures has shifted the release date of director Jonathan Liebesman’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.  Originally scheduled to hit theaters on June 6, 2014, the pic will now bow on August 8, 2014, where it will go head-to-head with the new Dracula film starring Luke Evans and the Helen Mirren-led drama The Hundred-Foot Journey.  The move is apparently to distance the release of Ninja Turtles—which will enjoy a heavy merchandising push—from Paramount’s other big toy franchise, Transformers.  Director Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 is currently scheduled to open in theaters on June 27th, but Deadline notes that this will probably be moved back to June 25th because the Transformers films have traditionally opened on a Wednesday.  As such, the studio wants to spread out its presumably toy-heavy releases.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner, with Alan RitchsonPete PloszekJeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher playing the CG turtles and Danny Woodburn portraying Splinter.

Will Forte and Tatum O’Neal Join SQUIRRELS TO THE NUTS; Titus Welliver Joins TRANSFORMERS 4; INTO THE WOODS Casts Rapunzel and Her Prince

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Plenty of names in tonight’s casting report:

  • Will Forte, Tatum O’Neal, Joanna Lumley, and Debi Mazar have signed on to Peter Bogdanovich‘s show business comedy Squirrels to the NutsOwen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and Imogen Poots star.
  • Michael Bay cast Titus Welliver in Transformers 4Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor star.
  • MacKenzie Mauzy and Bily Magnussen will join Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick in the star-studded supporting cast of the the Disey musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall (Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides).

Hit the jump for more on each project.

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