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Empire Online Transformers Age of Extinction Coverage

Posted on 11-28-2013 at 04:52 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Empire have added an article to their website with higher-res versions of the new Transformers Age of Extinction stills we saw earlier today. Their article also fills out some character names and fills in just a few more story details.

Of particular note, Mark Wahlberg's character is now named as Cade Yeager. Nicola Peltz is confirmed as Tessa Yeager, with Jack Reynor playing her secret racer boyfriend Shane (full name given as Shane Dyson in Yahoo's coverage of the same stills). Stanley Tucci is playing Joshua, and Sophia Myles is playing a geologist named Darcy. These names were all previously listed on a leaked call sheet, though the second names were not given at that time - this leads one to assume that some of the other details given might also be true.

The cast is rounded out by Li Bingbing, who is described as (spoiler, highlight to read) "the CEO of the Chinese Transformers" and Kelsey Grammar as Harold Attinger, who is being called (spoiler again!) the film's non-robot big bad.

The article also sheds new light on what the plot of the movie involves - this one is another spoiler, highlight the text below to read:

Earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies, but is moving on after all the giant robots disappeared. Cade Yeager, an inventor, discovers a buried Transformer (we're guessing a fossilized Dinobot?) which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers


The article ends with director Michael Bay's thoughts. He has a good feeling about this movie and says it has a huge soul. And he's not ruling out staying on to make more Transformers live action movies. "Well, it's a director's world... It's a franchise world at the moment," he says in the article. "You know, Peter Jackson is still in Middle-earth..."


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Beachscreamer
Sounds like in the beginning all surviving Autobots and Decepticons have either left Earth or been in hiding. That could explain Optimus' new robot mode. Maybe the synopsis from the Michigan Film Office was correct since we know humans are messing with Transformer tech?
Also Kelsey Grammar is the "non-robot big bad." Sounds like they are keeping the main Decepticons a secret, unless of course the print edition reveals more.
bumblebee22
I'm going to go ahead and guess that the transformer mark discovers is the rusty truck or a dinobot
MechaV
I'm telling you guys, the rusty truck is obviously Optimus in hiding.

If it were a snake, it would have bit you.
Red Goblin
This comes from a guy over at IMDB who bought Empire Magazine.

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Mark Wahlberg's character discovers a buried Transformer and revives it.

Kelsey Grammer does play the bad guy of the movie, who it seems has a lot of connections and is high up in the government or some sort of organisation.

Said organisation is abbreviated in the article as SOG.

Below a picture of Nicola Peltz it states that she's taking cover while SOG members attempt to capture Optimus Prime.
JetFormers
How does one revive a transformers with out the matrix? (At least in terms of the movie universe). Wait... Don't tell me they have more allsparks shards lying around.
AAarcher221
Wait, what? Buried Transformer? Is it Grimlock?
tonyformer
There are many ways to bring a TF back online. The AllSpark was just one of many of these ways. You guys need to think G1. And was there a pic of the SOG soldier trying to capture OP? I have not heard any SOG name mentioned so this is new to me. SOG was a advanced U.S military organization from the Vietnam war lol
Autovolt 127
His name is Yaeger. One letter away and he would have been hunter.
Primegirl24
What does SOG stand for?
Drozei1989
Sad Old Grandpas???
Drozei1989
And yeah there are many ways to revive a transformer mini cons revived op in armada so maybe the star saber Mark whalberg carrys can revive a transformer
Ring3r
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Originally Posted by Primegirl24 View Post
What does SOG stand for?
Special Operations Group.

It got founded around the time of the Vietnam War, but whomever provided that "spoiler" must only have info gleaned from what other characters around them are saying and not the whole script, because that makes no sense.

It's still around, though the acronyms have been shuffled around somewhat. We in the military like to shuffle acronyms - it makes it look like we did something new.

You know in the first movie, "SOCCENT" air base? That's not the name of the air base, that's "special operations command center" in military speak.

So unless the entire United States special forces community has gone rogue and split off from the actual military, that spoiler about SOG doesn't mean anything. It's just something written by some random staffer at that magazine who doesn't know anything and heard SOG said during some interview and is vomiting it back out, with no context.

More likely explanation: The members of this anti-transformer group are all EX-special forces. IE: ex-SOG, even though the acronym SOG isn't really in use anymore.
tonyformer
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Originally Posted by Ring3r View Post
Special Operations Group.

It got founded around the time of the Vietnam War, but whomever provided that "spoiler" must only have info gleaned from what other characters around them are saying and not the whole script, because that makes no sense.

It's still around, though the acronyms have been shuffled around somewhat. We in the military like to shuffle acronyms - it makes it look like we did something new.

You know in the first movie, "SOCCENT" air base? That's not the name of the air base, that's "special operations command center" in military speak.

So unless the entire United States special forces community has gone rogue and split off from the actual military, that spoiler about SOG doesn't mean anything. It's just something written by some random staffer at that magazine who doesn't know anything and heard SOG said during some interview and is vomiting it back out, with no context.

More likely explanation: The members of this anti-transformer group are all EX-special forces. IE: ex-SOG, even though the acronym SOG isn't really in use anymore.
right! When I seem that I'm like WTF to that lol. I'm prior military too so yeah that caught me off guard lol
Aernaroth
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Originally Posted by Primegirl24 View Post
What does SOG stand for?
Sons of Galvatron.
JetFormers
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Originally Posted by tonyformer View Post
There are many ways to bring a TF back online. The AllSpark was just one of many of these ways. You guys need to think G1. And was there a pic of the SOG soldier trying to capture OP? I have not heard any SOG name mentioned so this is new to me. SOG was a advanced U.S military organization from the Vietnam war lol
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Originally Posted by Drozei1989 View Post
And yeah there are many ways to revive a transformer mini cons revived op in armada so maybe the star saber Mark whalberg carrys can revive a transformer

I understand that there is many other ways to revive a transformer, I'm talking in terms of the movie universe it self, not the G1 or the Unicorn trilogy. For me I think it's fine if the shows so many multiplies ways of reviving a character, but doing it in a movie multiple times is a bit of stretch. I don't want something like the *Insert Matrix into Transform*, and boom! He's alive, something more on the lines like Megatron from RoTF where they took other 'cons and just put him back together, with the all spark shard.
tonyformer
Could be anything. For all we know, the AllSpark itself was just a part of a larger something.
The AllSpark cube could have been a smaller cube from something larger or it could be something like vector sigma or Teletran-1 or any number of things. Remember, while the movie verse is its onlwn universe, it pulls from all the others for content.
AAarcher221
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Originally Posted by Aernaroth View Post
Sons of Galvatron.
They're Junkions.
DocBot89
Japanese transformer CEO? Does that mean there are a separate group of transformers who live in Japan and are safe there?
Starscreamer95
Interesting.
Mega-con
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Originally Posted by DocBot89 View Post
Japanese transformer CEO? Does that mean there are a separate group of transformers who live in Japan and are safe there?
Chinese.
Paxtin
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Earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies-
I'd call that art imitating life, but...The word art doesn't really come into play here...
RodimusZero
"cade yeager," huh? reminds me a lot of Gipsy Danger lolz
TK458
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
His name is Yaeger. One letter away and he would have been hunter.
I thought I was the only one thinking this!
Timesynch
Maybe Yaeger will be as wacky as Simmons was.
Hicks_Royel
Apparently, Earth was just a giant Cybertronian dump for unwanted artifacts back in the day.
DocBot89
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Originally Posted by Mega-con View Post
Chinese.
Oh so sorry bro. I'm in line at TRU picking up jetwing prime. Not thinking too clearly I guess. Thanks for the clarity!
Deonasis
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Originally Posted by Hicks_Royel View Post
Apparently, Earth was just a giant Cybertronian dump for unwanted artifacts back in the day.
All drains lead to the Earth.
Prime Jetscream
Huh. It sounds pretty good. I assumed it was just Optimus forgets about Sam and goes all "HEY U OVER THERE".
So he finds them instead.
*CROSSES FINGERS THAT IT WILL BE GOOD*

Also when I read that I thought more of Eren Yeager/Jaeger than Jaegers...
spiritprime
Finally! Names! This is great! I'm very excited now! I wanna see this movie so badly now.
Ash from Carolina
Huge scale I can believe. It kind of seems like it's a status thing with directors so everyone doing one of the big films seems out to be a little bit bigger than everyone else. As to the soul bit, em not so sure on that one since if he can give a Transformers film heart and soul then why in the world did he wait four films to inject the things that give films heart and soul? Of course with Bay soul could just mean the film contains either soul music or soul food.

Thank goodness he's not playing the "my last Transformers film" card any more. Just really tired of getting my hopes up for something better only for Bay to return. At least this way I can give up all hope until the live action franchise has been ran into the ground.
tonyformer
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Originally Posted by spiritprime View Post
Finally! Names! This is great! I'm very excited now! I wanna see this movie so badly now.
You mean human names? We knew all these names. I'm waiting for the real names to be let out. You know, the ones that matter lol.
DocBot89
Also. I feel like the transformer mark and the gang discover won't be Grimlock but rather whatever bot the sonic is.
BeeOtch217
There is a real NEST organization that, ironically, handles nuclear crises. So a group in these movies named after an existing one is not that far-fetched.
Powerglide1991
The CEO of Chinese Transformers?

So its HER who is in charge of the Knock off's xD

Jokes aside, i can't wait, seems this film is going for a much darker feel, which is welcome. Can't wait to see robot modes for Bots and Cons.

Speaking of Bots and Cons...If China is now making transformers, do they become sentient and become Cons?...I'm assuming the other bots came after the events of DOTM, But with the Cons having been killed in DOTM i wonder how the new Con enemies will be introduced.
TheSoundwave
Yaeger! Only one letter difference from Jaeger. And only a year after Pacific Rim came out. Hmm... They really didn't copy too much did they?...
Stonecrusher
Sorry, but I have to say this about Mark Walberg's character's last name.

Ahem.

Sie sind das essen und wir sind die jäger!
Novaburnhilde
Interesting info.
todd1729
Well, more evidence of what we already strongly suspected in that there are human created or controlled transformers (which I assume are evil). What I'm excited about is it seems more concrete that the humans and their transformers aren't the only major threat with the comment about Kelsey being the "non-robot big bad". So who is the robot big bad? Not a popular position, I know, but I'm still hoping for Galvatron.
Aernaroth
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Originally Posted by Stonecrusher View Post
Sorry, but I have to say this about Mark Walberg's character's last name.

Ahem.

Sie sind das essen und wir sind die jäger!
It's likely a reference to Chuck Yeager, American Test Pilot extraordinaire. I recall us seeing some license plates and such earlier in production that were also Yeager references.

Alles gut, nein?
Powerglide1991
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Originally Posted by todd1729 View Post
Well, more evidence of what we already strongly suspected in that there are human created or controlled transformers (which I assume are evil). What I'm excited about is it seems more concrete that the humans and their transformers aren't the only major threat with the comment about Kelsey being the "non-robot big bad". So who is the robot big bad? Not a popular position, I know, but I'm still hoping for Galvatron.
We read a while ago it's an "Ancient Evil"...Possibly Unicron, but this is a Bay Film so for all we know it could be Primus xD

Jokes aside, im guessing Unicron but there are quite a few "Anicent Evils" in Transformers lore, hell, Bay could turn Trypticon into an Ancient Evil if he wanted to...Dinobots fighting Trypticon? Transformers answer to Godzilla? YES PLEASE!
Lazerwave
I hope it's the Dinobots, it would bring a plot to the movie.
todd1729
You know what? Trypticon never even crossed my mind. It's a longshot, but like you said this is Bay we're talking about. Sort of fits the dinosaur theme. Giving Trypticon a deeper back story as some "ancient evil" might work. Gotta admit it though, a giant dinosaur that dwarfs another giant dinosaur that dwarfs almost all other bots would look epic. Just don't see it happening. Just like I don't see Unicron for this movie. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I just want to see a giant (not TFrime size) CGI Unicron in 3d before I die.
Gordon_4
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Originally Posted by Ring3r View Post
Special Operations Group.

It got founded around the time of the Vietnam War, but whomever provided that "spoiler" must only have info gleaned from what other characters around them are saying and not the whole script, because that makes no sense.

It's still around, though the acronyms have been shuffled around somewhat. We in the military like to shuffle acronyms - it makes it look like we did something new.

You know in the first movie, "SOCCENT" air base? That's not the name of the air base, that's "special operations command center" in military speak.

So unless the entire United States special forces community has gone rogue and split off from the actual military, that spoiler about SOG doesn't mean anything. It's just something written by some random staffer at that magazine who doesn't know anything and heard SOG said during some interview and is vomiting it back out, with no context.

More likely explanation: The members of this anti-transformer group are all EX-special forces. IE: ex-SOG, even though the acronym SOG isn't really in use anymore.
The Australian police forces still use SOG for our armed response units, sometimes called Soggies. Though they prefer that the acronym stands for 'Sons of God'.

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Originally Posted by RodimusZero View Post
"cade yeager," huh? reminds me a lot of Gipsy Danger lolz
Yet I suspect that Mark's character will not nearly have as much personality as Gipsy did.
figsdad
If there was going to be Trypticon we needed Metroplex
Shizuka
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Originally Posted by MechaV View Post
I'm telling you guys, the rusty truck is obviously Optimus in hiding.

If it were a snake, it would have bit you.
Not to mention old Bumblebee. Who's betting that we get a G1-looking Optimus Prime robot mode cameo? I would absolutely love that and would buy a toy of that. Also, I'd love to see a brief return of Bumblebee's first robot mode from TF1.

So I'm guessing that the revival or attepted revival of the Transformer gets Optimus' attention since he has the Matrix within him.

I'm liking that despite the last 3 films, they're back to being robots in disguise. It's so easy for them to have go the route of not needing to be in hiding anymore.
Shizuka
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Originally Posted by tonyformer View Post
Could be anything. For all we know, the AllSpark itself was just a part of a larger something.
The AllSpark cube could have been a smaller cube from something larger or it could be something like vector sigma or Teletran-1 or any number of things. Remember, while the movie verse is its onlwn universe, it pulls from all the others for content.
Well, it says that the Transformer was buried, not dead. Perhaps it was simply in some sort of powered-down mode.

Or it could like in Digimon and all you need is to hit a few times, it certainly won't try to kill you:

Ironhide4
Bay saying Peter Jackson is "still in middle earth", that's rich as Peter Jackson makes well crafted films that stick to the original source and doesn't deviate or make bad humor. Peter Jackson is leagues ahead of michael hack bay. Likening himself to Jackson when he's failed to flush out the characters of each Transformer is insulting to Peter Jackson.
vrba79
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Originally Posted by Ironhide4 View Post
Bay saying Peter Jackson is "still in middle earth", that's rich as Peter Jackson makes well crafted films that stick to the original source and doesn't deviate or make bad humor. Peter Jackson is leagues ahead of michael hack bay. Likening himself to Jackson when he's failed to flush out the characters of each Transformer is insulting to Peter Jackson.
At least I've never fell asleep from utter boredom during a TF movie.
Fallling asleep during a Peter Jackson film is a given.

"Original source material" in a case like this doesn't apply.
LOTR and the Hobbit are based on a series of books, written by a single person. Its a pretty concrete source to stick to.
Transformers' "original source material", is spread over the backs of many a toy package, a cartoon with more holes in it's plot than a sieve, and two comic book continuities that didn't always line up and in most cases, didn't match the cartoon. And that's just G1!
If you want "original" Transformers go fap yourself to death to G1 or something.

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