With the Transformers franchise bringing its sixth film to theaters this month with Bumblebee, Paramount has released two new clips to remind us that there are still some surprises in store for everyone’s favorite robots in disguise.
The latest clips from Bumblebee’s solo adventure which made their debut on io9 reveal more than meets the eye about two new Decepticons, Shatter and Dropkick, voiced by Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux respectively. These bots feature a concept not yet seen in the Transformers franchise that has been pulled directly from the Generation 1 toy line, called Triple Changers.
What makes triple changers such an interesting concept for the big screen is their ability to transform between a robot form and two distinct vehicle modes. The clip from the upcoming prequel film, based in the 1980’s, introduces the two as they transform from their aircraft modes to cars, and finally to robot mode in order to begrudgingly meet with a squad of humans, led by WWE Superstar John Cena.
In an exclusive featurette that accompanied the newly released clip, the cast and crew offer a glimpse of what makes these two dynamic Decepticons such a great addition to the franchise. “These two Decepticons are the baddest of the bad asses,” added Cena, “I loved everything about it.”
Will audiences agree? One thing is for sure, franchise fans will be treated to a punch of nostalgia that has never been seen in a live action Transformers film until now.
Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Bumblebee will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios’ next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel’s tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel’s Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a “Photo Power FX Glove” and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, “The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.