Hasbro and Machinima have released the first images from their upcoming new Transformers series Transformers: Titans Returns! This is the second chapter of the series that began with Transformers: Combiner Wars. If you haven’t watched this series, you totally should, especially if you’re a fan of the original 80s Transformers series! This series is seriously made for all of us who grew up on Transformers. It’s definitely better than the live-action Transformers movies! Here are the details that have been released for Titans Return:
Paramount Pictures just announced that their Bumblebee Transformers spinoff movie has started production. In that announcement, they reveal that John Cena is taking on a lead role in the film. He will star alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. The studio also offered up the first official plot synopsis:
Some new information has surfaced regarding the upcoming Bumblebee solo film that’s currently in development at Paramount Pictures. The movie is set to be directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and it will star Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen).
We knew that the movie would be a prequel story, but now we know when exactly the film will be set. According to Empire Magazine (Via: tfw2005), the movie will take place during the 1980s. They also say that the Bumblebee movie will have “less robots and the main focus is [obviously] Bumblebee”. It’s also said that movie is being made for younger audiences.
So I guess we aren’t getting that R-rated Quentin Tarantino-style Bumblebee film that was pitched to Michael Bay. That would have been interesting!
I actually do like the fact that the movie will be set in the 80s. The 80s is just such a magical time. Especially for those of us who grew up in that era! It also seems appropriate to set the film in the 80s as that when the Transformers were introduced to the world.
In other Transformers news, there’s an animated prequel film in the works. It’s being developed by the writers of Ant-Man and the story takes place on Cybertron. It will dive into the “origin myth of the Transformers millions of years ago.”
There’s also a new Transformers movie being developed that takes place in ancient Rome. There are no other details on the project than that, but it sounds like an intriguing concept. I’m curious to see how that story turns out.
Hasbro Inc. and Machinima co-hosted a panel during the Cannes Lions Festival offering Transformers fans a first glimpse of “Transformers: Combiner Wars”, a new animated series debuting August 2nd on social entertainment platform go90 in the US, AMC Networks International Iberia in Spain and Portugal and in other territories to be announced at a later date. Transformers: Combiner Wars, developed and produced by Machinima, marks the first time the iconic franchise has launched a digital-first series.
Paramount has dated its next three Transformers sequels, and they will come in quick succession beginning in 2017.
Transformers 5 will open on June 23, 2017, while Transformers 6 will come a year later on June 8, 2018. And Transformers 7 is slotted for June 28, 2019.
The first four Transformers movies, which launched in 2007, have earned $3.8 billion at the box office worldwide. Continue reading
Toys are an important part in the development of an individual, and can say much about a person, community, or even a generation. Indeed, if you want to know about a particular group of people or a generation, check out their toys. I wonder what toys from the 80’s say about that generation? Let’s check out our top 10 list from the 80’s. We have some great toys for you to look at, and I am sure you can relate to this list in one way or another. So sit back, and enjoy! Continue reading
Dinosaurs aren’t only found in dried-up riverbeds and ancient quarries–their fictional counterparts can also be seen in TV shows, movies, kids’ books, comic strips and video games. Here’s a selection of pop culture’s most notable dinosaurs, most of which would stand a fighting chance against their paleontologically correct forebears. We can see from todays movies, tv shows and video games that dinosaurs are still very much alive! This is why we present to you our very own top 10 fictional dinosaur list! Continue reading
Though E3 is set to officially begin this week, BestBuy.Ca (via IGN) jumped the gun on one new title set to be revealed in the form of “Transformers Devastation”, a cell-shaded action game that brings players back to the original animated series. Developed by Platinum Games, the title is officially described as follows:
Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devastation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.
• Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth
• Platinum Games signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system
• Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bubblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock
• A deep customization system and 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition deliver hours of intense gameplay
• Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles include Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bubblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more
The game is set to debut on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 6, 2015.