Transformers

‘Transformers’ Franchise Gears Up for More Sequels and Spinoffs With Akiva Goldsman

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by Britt Hayes 13 hours ago
Paramount
Since Michael Bay decided to make Transformers: Age of Extinction his last directorial outing with the franchise, it’s been unclear just where the series is heading. We’d heard talk of Mark Wahlberg returning to continue the storyline that began with last summer’s film, but little else since then. Taking a cue from Disney’s Star Wars plans (along with every other major studio’s “expanded universe” attempts), Paramount has hired Akiva Goldsman to create a “writers room” and brainstorm new sequel and spinoff ideas.

There's More Than Meets the Eye in These ‘Transformers’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 26, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
There’s not a lot the ‘Transformers’ movies and ‘The Big Lebowski’ have in common. Yet, buried within ‘Age of Extinction’ is a very Dude-like easter egg for those who are paying attention. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies. Roll out!

'Transformers 5' Will Not Be Directed by Michael Bay

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by Jacob Hall August 11, 2014 @ 11:48 AM
Paramount
You'll be hard-pressed to find many people who actually liked 'Transformers: Age of Extinction.' But unlike the previous three movies in this franchise, the box office actually reflected that. With the film currently struggling to hit $250 million at the domestic box office (despite doing great numbers overseas), it isn't that surprising that director Michael Bay is jumping ship on 'Transformers 5'.

The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot is Really Just a 'Transformers' Remake

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by Nick Schager August 6, 2014 @ 1:45 PM
Paramount
If something seems strangely familiar about the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot opening Friday, that’s not too surprising, since Jonathan Liebesman’s film is little more than a thinly veiled remake of the 'Transformers' movies. Sure, the nominal source material for this latest ninja-turtles adventure is Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s 1980s comic books, as well as the cartoon series and three live-action films from the early ‘90s, all of which led to a merchandising bonanza built around the characters’ good-natured valor, love of pizza, and fondness for exclamations like “gnarly!”, “radical!” and “cowabunga!” Yet a closer inspection of Liebesman’s adaptation reveals that, far more than those predecessors, the real inspiration for this wannabe-blockbuster is its producer Michael Bay’s four robot-centric extravaganzas. As proof, here’s a rundown of the many clues that 'TMNT' is nothing but 'Transformers' in a half shell.

Comic-Con 2014: The Best Cosplayers Strut Their Stuff

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by Jacob Hall August 1, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
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Comic-Con 2014 brought thousands of hardcore fans to San Diego to partake in the largest celebration in geekdom, but you can pick out the higher echelon of fanboys and fangirls based on who decided to show up in cosplay. These truly dedicated (and occasionally slightly insane) fans create outfits that range from laughable to truly stunning -- they make walking the floor a continuously surprising and captivating experience.

Comic-Con 2014 Toy Exclusives: The 12 Hottest Items You'll Absolutely Want to Own

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by Nick Romano July 9, 2014 @ 3:44 PM
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Comic-Con 2014 is just around the corner, and while we can't wait to get the lowdown on the most-anticipated movies and TV shows coming in the years ahead, we can't forget about all the exclusive toys and merchandise that'll be offered to attendees. From those super-sweet Funko Pop! figures to 'Alien' in a box, there's arguably too much coolness to handle. But don't worry! We've taken the liberty and scoured through all the many Comic-Con 2014 toy offerings and hand picked some of our favorites. If you're one of those crazy kids making their way to San Diego in a couple weeks, be sure to keep these products on your radar.

'Transformers' Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura On Film Critics, 'Transformers 5' and 'G.I. Joe 3'

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by Mike Ryan June 26, 2014 @ 2:35 PM
Paramount Pictures
Lorenzo di Bonaventura gives us a peek at what 'Transformers 5' may look like, and addresses if we may see Unicron in the next film. Di Bonaventura is also the producer of the just-announced third 'G.I. Joe' movie and reveals just how close that movie came to not happening.

The 'Transformers' Animated Series: The Creators Explain Why the 80s Cartoon Was More Than Meets the Eye

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2014 @ 9:55 AM
Hasbro
The 'Transformers' franchise is a cultural juggernaut with universal appeal. The three live action films released since 2007 have grossed nearly $3 billion. The fourth film, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' is on track to become one of 2014's...

The Collective Yawn Of Losing Shia LaBeouf in 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'

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by Mike Ryan June 25, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Paramount Pictures
On Friday, the fourth movie in the live-action Transformers series of films opens in theaters. This one is called ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ and, like its predecessors, it’s poised to become one of the biggest films of the year, if not the biggest. What’s odd is that in the buildup for this movie, I haven’t heard Shia LaBeouf’s name once -- you know, the guy who was the star of the previous three ‘Transformers’ movies.