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Old March 28 2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Transformers Universe?

http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/27/83...more-happening

If it was a re-boot with no Bay. Yes. But no. I love Transformers and this is not what it needs. I am hoping for the best.

ETA: Transformers Prime was awesome, G1, the 1986 movie.
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Old March 28 2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: Transformers Universe?

Transformers: The Next Generation
Transformers: Deep Space Prime
Transformers: Voyager-class
Transformers: Age of Unicron
Transformers...
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Old March 28 2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: Transformers Universe?

Transformers Into Darkness
The Decepticons Strike Back
Episode 7: The Energon Awakens
Prime v Voltron: Dawn of Crossovers
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Old March 28 2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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Re: Transformers Universe?

Maybe a Transformers movie with ONLY TRANSFORMERS in it?

Please?
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Old March 28 2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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Old March 28 2015, 06:30 PM   #6
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Re: Transformers Universe?

I think some of these new "cinematic universe" things are getting a bit over hyped. In that having some sequels and a spin off doesn't really equal a cinematic universe.

Puss n Boots was a spin off of Shrek, which also had a few sequels, but you don't necessarily have to go "ooh there's now a Shrek cinematic universe."
Or the upcoming Minions movie doesn't mean there's now a big Dispicable Me 'cinematic universe.'


Red Sonja / Conan.


Sequels and spin offs have been around for ages.
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Old March 28 2015, 06:53 PM   #7
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Sequels and spin offs have been around for ages.
I suppose what is different with universes is having a game plan that takes several years to complete, and announcing that plan upfront, rather than make sequel after sequel until one bombs.

Not that I'd ever tire of a Transformers franchise, but I do find it odd Trek wouldn't be top of Paramount's plans.
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Old March 28 2015, 07:06 PM   #8
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Not that I'd ever tire of a Transformers franchise, but I do find it odd Trek wouldn't be top of Paramount's plans.
Trek isn't Paramount's biggest property anymore. It's also a property they no longer have free reign to do anything they want with.
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Old March 28 2015, 07:32 PM   #9
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First off, this cinematic universe thing is starting to get out of hand. I guess we have Marvel to blame for this, but really it's not their fault. Fans wanted a cinematic universe for marvel movies and it makes sense, but note very franchise needs one. Second is after the last one that I got suckered into watching, I'm done. I'm done watching these movies in theaters and I'm done paying to see them. Unless I see 80s looking Tranformers and no Michael Bay involvement and a really, really good plot, I'm out. They really need to earn my trust again as a fan. I gave them plenty of chances to really entertain me and I sat though every movie in theaters and I'm just done. I can't sit through another one.
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Old March 28 2015, 07:37 PM   #10
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I think some of these new "cinematic universe" things are getting a bit over hyped. In that having some sequels and a spin off doesn't really equal a cinematic universe.

Puss n Boots was a spin off of Shrek, which also had a few sequels, but you don't necessarily have to go "ooh there's now a Shrek cinematic universe."
I think to qualify as a full-fledged cinematic universe, there should be at least two spin-off movies, ideally running concurrently with the main series, or two at least two concurrent series (à la MCU). By this metric, X-Men is already a cinematic universe, qualifying with the release of The Wolverine, and it would also mean the '99 Mummy series is one, if one counts the two DTV Scorpion King prequels as well as the theatrical spinoff film.

By that same somewhat arbitrary, measure, Shrek doesn't qualify until there's a Puss in Boots sequel, though one could make an appeal based on the Netflix series and dvd short films.
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Old March 28 2015, 09:27 PM   #11
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I wonder what they'll come up with. With what's been established with the movies I'm not sure how you construct movies around that. It worked well with the Marvel pan to have individual movies and bring them together but I have a harder time thinking of what they'd do for individual movies int he Transformers universe.

I always liked those trippy post-movie space episodes of the Transformers cartoon but I'm not so sure that would translate well at the box office. Between Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars maybe something in that vein would fly?

Maybe like Captain America they could have a period piece? I'm not sure how they'd set it up but a movie set in the 70s with lots of muscle cars and such could be fun. You could have a funky painted van, a classic VW, an Evil Knieval/Easy Rider chopper that would transform into some crazy looking robot and so on. The Decepticons could be the real cause of the energy crisis.
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Old March 28 2015, 09:38 PM   #12
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Wreckers movie please ?

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transform...f_the_Wreckers

And 'Yaeyz', Nick Roche IS a bad man !
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Old March 28 2015, 09:54 PM   #13
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Roche did a really good job designing Springer and Sandstorm as well as the upcoming Ultra Magnus (and hopefully Overlord).
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Old March 28 2015, 10:12 PM   #14
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Wreckers movie please ?

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transform...f_the_Wreckers

And 'Yaeyz', Nick Roche IS a bad man !
It's funny how hard it is to suss out what the story is about from that link.

The fact that "The premise of the series was generated editorially" should not be more prominent than details of the plot and its strengths.
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Old March 28 2015, 10:23 PM   #15
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Wreckers movie please ?

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transform...f_the_Wreckers

And 'Yaeyz', Nick Roche IS a bad man !
It's funny how hard it is to suss out what the story is about from that link.

The fact that "The premise of the series was generated editorially" should not be more prominent than details of the plot and its strengths.
True ! This is the Amazon entry -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers.../dp/1600107168
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