Transformers

New ‘Transformers’ Franchise Writer’s Room Includes Robert Kirkman, ‘Iron Man’ Writers and More

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
Paramount
A couple of months ago, we learned that Paramount, along with producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, hired Akiva Goldsman to head up a new Transformers brain trust, giving Goldsman creative control over the future of the franchise. Goldsman has just put together the writer’s room for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs, and it’s…interesting.

50 Marvelous Marvel Comic Facts You May Not Know

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by CA Staff May 6, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | ComicsAlliance
Marvel Comics
Did you know that Doctor Doom is not a real doctor? Or that Marvel gave Optimus Prime his name? Or that Captain America drew Captain America? Or that Marvel created a character to slaughter Doctor Who's Daleks? We've uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than fifty years of Marvel Comics history to provide you with tidbits to amuse, educate, and inform --- including weird-but-true facts about Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, and the big guy himself, Groot.

‘Transformers’ Gets Their Own Female-Only Transforming Team

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by Britt Hayes April 26, 2015 @ 11:19 AM
IDW Publishing
The other day, DC and Warner Bros. announced plans for the female-only DC Superhero Girls multimedia project, targeted specifically at young girls with the aim to promote the idea that superheroes and action figures aren’t just for boys…because they aren’t. Now Hasbro is jumping on the bandwagon, with a plan to unveil a new, female-only line of Transformers. Roll out the lady-bots!

New ‘Transformers’ Movie Coming in 2017, Expanded Universe Plans Confirmed

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by Britt Hayes April 20, 2015 @ 7:07 PM
Paramount
Last month, we reported on Paramount’s plans to continue their Transformers franchise, following Michael Bay’s decision to exit the director’s chair to focus on non-robot projects (we’ll see). According to reports, the studio plans on not only releasing another sequel, but expanding the universe with spinoffs, hiring Akiva Goldsman to oversee a creative team of writers. Hasbro has now confirmed those plans, along with the intention to release a new Transformers movie in 2017.

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

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by Britt Hayes March 27, 2015 @ 3:17 PM
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.