Transformers fansite TFW2005.com recently attended the UBS Best Of Americas 2012 Conference, where Hasbro president Brian Goldner talked about the company's plans for the future – including Transformers 4 and Stretch Armstrong.
The key point taken from his otherwise toy-centric speech is that fans can expect brand new robot characters in the next film, if only because sales of the plastic children distracters for the third film were somewhat disappointing.
"Transformers: Dark Of The Moon did well in box office," says Goldner. "Regarding toy sales... it’s because of same characters in all three movies. This is why Transformers 4 will have a new cast of [robot] characters and it will be a story revolving around these new characters."
Another key tidbit Goldner let slip was that Stretch Armstrong will have a movie as well as a TV series in 2014, but it was the chance to speculate about which new robots Transformers addicts can look forward to seeing smashing stuff up in the upcoming fourquel that really got people excited.
As they appeared in the surprisingly good video game tie-in, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron, perhaps there might dinobots this time around. For those not in the know about dinobots, they're essentially transformers that change into a dinosaur or similar prehistoric animal. Think Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, that sort of thing.
Of course, that will require some complex plot jiggerypokery from Michael Bay and company, but as this is a reboot (of a sort) then it's best not to rule anything out at this point.
Transformers 4 is set for a 2014 release, though no specific dates have been announced yet.
Why didn't bay stick with the original format in the first place with the arc being in transformers then everything would have fit in even the dinobots would have made sense being the first autobots out while the others were still asleep until present day. Why take the lets change it route just look at marvels films that they change the whole back story and it didn't work eg x men franchise More
My day off yesterday, at a loose end I put on Dark Of The Moon turned my brain to standby and wayched 21/2 hours of mayhem...............Bliss! These movies are what they are...........Entertainment. Who says that you've got to watch Oscar Worthy movis or even movies with morals? That's why it's called entertainment folks! More
The stories and script were never gonna be oscar worthy seeing as it's based on a fucking toy so I don't know what the people that moan about it were expecting!
ou don't half talk some rubbish sometimes. No, it was never going to be "Oscar worthy" (as if that's a valid excuse for poor film-making) but is it too much to expect a half-way decent film that doesn't look at women as if they're objects to be perved over by some drooling idiot of a director?
It doesn't m More
Whats bugged me with these movies... Well there's a lot actually but one of them is seeing Transformers turn up and disappear without a trace. Sound Wave, and Take Side Swipe for example, made a dramatic entrance in part two by cutting a deceptacon (the Audi) in half, then you hardly see him again through the rest of the movie and removed compleatly from part 3, it's little but I thing it's important. The other important plot point they missed a trick on was keeping Star scream alive, where by More
If what they are saying is true - That Shia and the orginal cast are no longer on board, they could come out with an ok blockbuster. The 'characters' were one of the main problems in the last 2 films. It will still be stupidly heavy on pointless story and CGI, but what do you expect from Michael Bay?! More
Now I actually have found the Transformers movies to be pleasantly entertaining in a noisy action fun kinda way and I know a lot of people that like them. The stories and script were never gonna be oscar worthy seeing as it's based on a fucking toy so I don't know what the people that moan about it were expecting! More
Why? Why? Why? These films started well (number one) became crap (number two) and then went into overdrive with such an abysmal piece of dung I don't even want to think about it. And now they are revealed for what they relly are: a giant expensive advert for toys. Tiny mindede kids who wouldn't know a good film if it got up and bit them will love it though, it'll make millions and the world will end. More
It wouldn't be that hard to introduce the dinobots if they had stuck with the cartoon's premise that the autobots had been on Earth for millions of years before being woken up. Although some transformers were on Earth for a long time in the first movie (megatron iceman for example). Of course, it all goes back to the boring "We were here before" bollocks, or that the transformers have been involved in Earth's history (which was the set up of all three movies, however convuluted and con More
As the article suggests, Dinobots are pretty much a dead cert.
I'd like to see more of the COMBINERS introduced, but maybe only one on each side. I'd also have the actual robots characters fleshed out a bit (can anyone tell me the names of the autobots who featured in DOTM without a quick google?).
If they are going for toy sales, then Hot Rod is pretty much a dead cert.
Maybe if there wasn't so many freakin types of toys then sales wouldn't be so bad....
You have big Prime, medium Prime, small Prime, all these sizes sold in ranges such as movie Prime, classic Prime, Transformers Animated Prime, Transformers Prime Prime....
And not only that, Transformers recently celebrated it's 25th birthday, think about all the technological advancements made in the last quarter of a century so why o why are Transformers toys so freakin hard to transform!?!
Also why are More