Lorenzo DiBonaventura: "Three times as many Transformers in this."

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  1. General Tekno

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    Lorenzo DiBonaventura, one of the producers on Transformers, was interviewed by IESB at the premiere of Eagle Eye.

    He says there's gonna be 3 times as many Transformers, lots of fan favorites, but is cagey on the "more Cybertron" question.

    And Re: the trailers for GI Joe and Transformers, he says they're aiming for the holidays but it all depends on the visual effects.

    IESB.net - Movie News, Reviews, Interviews and More! - Exclusive Video Interview: Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks Transformers and G.I. JOE!
     
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    so... 5 autobots + 8 = 13 x 3 = 39

    wow. so about 40 robots. holy effenshite.
     
  3. G1Wheeljack

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    This is gonna be an awesome movie if:
    1.This is true
    2.They're able to give all the transformers adequate scrrentime as well as develop their characters significantly
    This however may hurt my wallet.
     
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    If there really are that many, odds are only a handful will get significant development.

    I'd wager a core group of Autobots, and maybe Starscream and/or Megatron will get significant development.

    I expect most of Devastator (if not all) to get none for instance.
     
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    I know that's probably a rough estimate, but 3 times as many Autobots? That makes 15 or so this time around? So...

    1. Optimus Prime
    2. Bumblebee
    3. Ironhide
    4. Ratchet
    5. Arcee
    6. Jetfire
    7. *Beat*
    8. *Trax*
    9. *Corvette Centennial*
    10. *RC truck*
    11. *Arcee bike no.2*
    12. *Arcee bike no.3*
    13. ?
    14. ?
    15. ?

    Hmm... for that to work, I wonder if the three "Arcee bikes" are actually three different characters? If not, I can only count 10 Autobots, maximum. We're either missing alot of Autobots, or the good guys are going to be really outnumbered this time around...
     
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    I don't mind if there are a few "Bonecrushers" in there as long as they all get one similarly spectacular sequence plus a cool toy.
     
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    The more giant robots the better IMO.
     
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    Even if a character doesnt get more than 30 seconds screen time, Id be happy with a cameo or representation of a given transformer name in the universe.

    It wouldnt even matter if the image was Optimus prime glancing at teletran- with a communication with Vector Sig, or the aerialbots on cybertron, or whatever.

    Just put a couple more on screen, they dont HAVE to have much extended screen time. Just throw a couple in there w cgi and Ill be happy.

    More metal is what it comes down to. j/k
     
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    Well, its supposed that Devastator is made of 7 cons, that's about the same number of cons in movie 1, I can see that happening.
     
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    Psst, 5 x 3 =/= 10. ;) 
     
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    this would be insane.....I am assuming many decpticons will recieve no character development....I hope megs screamer soundwave and fallen get some..the rest are just there to blow shit up
     
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    Well think about it

    1.Prime
    2.Bumblebee
    3.Ironhide
    4.Ratchet
    5.Trax
    6.Beat
    7.Volt
    8.Concept Corvette
    9.Blackbird
    10.RC truck
    11.Ice Cream Truck
    12.Soundwave
    13.Megatron
    14.Starscream
    15.Fallen
    16.Audi R8
    17."Rumble" (frenzy-like robot)
    18-24.7 Constructicons
    25.Arcee

    Those are the ones that are pretty much confirmed and that's 25!

    holy F'N shit this movie is going to be EPIC
     
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    LOL.........;) 
     
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    Wheeljack?

    How do you know its Wheeljack
     
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    Lets hope it wont be like the movie were there's about 3 repaint per figure. I don't have that kind of money.
     
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    The first thing I thought from this article is that it would be cool if there was a joe cameo in ROTF
     
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    HOLY EFFIN SH** that is best news I've heard yet about ROTF,and seeing how we're
    getting 15 Autobots,and 24 Deceps in this movie I am now convinced that Hasbro knew
    this back from the first movie.I mean look at all the back story.Arcee was made a robot
    for the toy line,even tho she won't actually shown in the movie except in motorcycle
    mode when Lennox got on her and rode.Next is Incinerator also being made,and I
    think he will be in Bot Form in this movie.I just think Hasbro and Bay discussed this
    during Movie 1,and Hasbro decided to throw us hints for this movie. What do yall
    think?.
     
  19. unicronsupreme

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    so wait, does this mean 39 legends figures?! Wooohooo! I love legends!

    (I use them as pieces for my Transformers Monopoly and Risk games)
     
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    My guess is its 15-20 core characters .. while the remaining ones are just background roles, like in cybertron for example.
     

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