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 Bingbing. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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 Bingbing. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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 Bingbing. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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.]
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.
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 Bingbing. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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 Li. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
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.
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.
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 Grammer. Transformers 4 opens on June 27, 2014.
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 Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher playing the CG turtles and Danny Woodburn portraying Splinter.
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 Nuts. Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and Imogen Poots star.
- Michael Bay cast Titus Welliver in Transformers 4. Mark 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.
One of the many, many car images from Michael Bay’s upcoming sequel Transformers 4 that has been released thus far is Bumblebee’s new digs for the pic: a modified, vintage 1967 Camaro. However, it appears that the Bumblebee autobot will also be getting an upgrade in the film, as Bay has now unveiled what he describes as “the final jewel in the Transformers 4 crown,” Bumblebee as a 2014 Concept Camaro. Given that we know next to nothing about the film’s plot, it’s difficult to surmise how Bumblebee’s new look comes about and whether he’s suffering from separation anxiety now that Sam Witwicky is out of the picture, but Paramount has released an image of the bot nonetheless.
Hit the jump to check out the new Bumblebee. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, Jack Reynor, and Kelsey Grammer. Transformers 4 opens June 27, 2014.
I’m quickly becoming convinced that the cast of Transformers 4 will be made up entirely of cars. Paramount and director Michael Bay have been releasing images of the pic’s vehicles piecemeal over the past few weeks, as we’ve already seen the Bugatti & Optimus, Bumblebee’s Camaro, Hound, Lamborghini, Sonic, and the Pagani, and now the studio has unveiled an image of a new autobot played by the 2014 Freightliner by Argosy. I don’t really know what to make of any of this other than the fact that these are vehicles that will turn into anthropomorphised aliens at some point, but there you go.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image of the Freightliner. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, and Li Bingbing. Transformers 4 opens on June 27, 2014.
Paramount Pictures has released yet another new image “from” Transformers 4. The studio has been unveiling first looks at the cars that will be showcased in Michael Bay’s sequel, and today they’ve provided a look at the 2013 Pagani Huayra. Little is known about the film’s story at this point, but we do know that Mark Wahlberg takes the lead this time around and a portion of the pic’s action will take place in China. Bay appears to be sort of rebooting his own franchise by not bringing back any of the characters from the previous films, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
Hit the jump to take a look at the car image. The film also stars Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, and Li Bingbing. Transformers 4 opens on June 27, 2014.