Roberto Orci speaks out about the leaked image of Bumblebee's face

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  1. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Mods, merge this if you want, I just didn't want this get lost in the posts

    Oh, and, Told ya so :D 

    "Bumblebee's face was revealed last night and there was obviously a split between people's opinions to the face. However, over at the Don Murphy board, half of the screenwriter duo, Roberto Orci, was asked whether or not the face was the final design, which many fans have speculated. Mr. Orci had this to say: 'without confirming or denying anything, all faces will have CG elements augmenting them.' "
    http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=6447
     
  2. The Phazer

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    Yeah, that was fairly obvious. But it's also obvious he's not going to have a mouth or anything, because otherwise they wouldn't have put the pug there and left it blank. They'll probably exaggerate some of the movement in his eyes, but that's about it.

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  3. Matrix Soul

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    I disagree, I think that if they animate a face over the skeletal work, you can see the pug when he talks, like you can see his inner workings, also gives the animators better reference points when animating
     
  4. saber72

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    dont fogget guys the origonal bumblebee toy did not have a mouth or even eyes
     
  5. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Which was nicely retconned in the form of a battle mask in the comics, and fixed in the minibots reissue. :) 
     
  6. saber72

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    yeah thats right, but which is his true face, the toy or the comic/ cartoon, the movie face could be a cross of both
     
  7. mblase

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    Look, if you're going to go around claiming the TOYS are more canonical than the CARTOON, which (among other things) teleported Omega Supreme's non-rocket parts anywhere his rocket flew and routinely stuck more cassettes into Soundwave's chest than could possibly fit without invoking the fourth dimension, then we're never going to get anywhere with this.
     
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    Eh... that would be a tremendously difficult way of doing it, and the lighting on the pug would be all wrong for an object that was supposed to be covered. It'd stick out like a sore thumb.

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  9. Matrix Soul

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    I just don't think that the prop department would go as far as building a detailed prop and just leave the face part "blank" because it would be CG'ed, my point basically is that the face we see now is not what is going to be on screen on 7-4-7
     
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    yeah, i'm sure they'll 'enhance'' it some, but if you start to believe from that post that they'll put a "real" face over it, i'm pretty sure you're setting yourself up for dissapointment.

    while still dissapointed with the general design aesthetic, i am impressed at the level of practical effects that they ar eputting into this.
     
  11. Onslaught Phase 2

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    Maybe they'll have projection-like faces? You know... since they are an alien race of robots.... they could adopt human expressions that way? They might do it... who knows? It'd be interesting in any case.
     
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    He's actually kinda cute, not my cup of tea as Bumblebee, but cute.
     
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    Yeah cute like a baby Lamprey
     
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    Cute like a Teddy Ruxpin after an encounter with the business end of a flamethrower.
     
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    I've actually seen that....
     
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    damn.. now i can't decide if he looks like a skinned furby, a monkey, or a torched teddy ruxbin.. either way he looks creepy
     
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    Exactly.

    Transformers has no one official source material.
     
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    He can't speak. So why does he need a mouth?
     
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    I figured as much. It's all wait and see at this point.
     

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