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More Info On The Trumpchi E-jet Of Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Posted on 09-14-2013 at 02:39 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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On to more serious news from Transformers: Age Of Extinction. According to sources close to Guangzhou Automobile Group, the Trumpchi E-jet is set to appear on Transformers 4.

We previously received spy photos of the vehicle being filmed and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura mentioning it but this is the first official confirmation of the Trumpchi E-jetís role on Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

"Product placements with "Transformers" would boost the profile of GAC's car brands both at home and abroad," said one of those close to the carmaker, which has local joint ventures with Fiat SpA, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Neither source wanted to be named due to confidentiality agreements they signed in connection with the upcoming film. A spokesperson for Paramount Pictures, the movie's distributor, said the company wouldn't confirm specific brands until nearer the release date. Paramount's local partner, China Movie Channel, declined to comment.

It wasn't clear if the Trumpchi E-jet would be cast as an heroic 'Autobot' or evil 'Decepticon' - humanoid robots that turn into familiar machines and mechanical objects - or have a more limited non-transforming, drive-on role.

One of those close to GAC said the firm wouldn't want the E-jet to be cast in an evil role. Ultimately, casting will be down to the movie's director Michael Bay.
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MV95
What is the deal with car companies not wanting their cars to be Decepticons?? I think there's a ton of people that would want to buy the "evil" car.
fallen_revenge
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What is the deal with car companies not wanting their cars to be Decepticons?? I think there's a ton of people that would want to buy the "evil" car.
They are afraid of when somebody buys it, it will transform and kill the owner.
black mamba
I hope it's Perceptor or something. Or we could get a chinese con vs. an american Autobot!!!!!!!!!
plowking
Watch it be Wheelie. Or Kremzeek.
Ephland
So it's either a Transformer, or it isn't.

Not really "more" details, just "obvious" details.
tonyformer
I know I'm probably beating a dead horse but if they don't want their car to be a Con and bay decides to still use it as a secondary Autobot just to please the Chinese Car company and give Hasbro a new car to make a toy out of, I say why not bring back Jolt lol. This car is a fully electic right? Lol
Macross7
No way will it be a Decepticon. Hollywood is kissing China's ass big time so not only will it be good but probably be the hero of the film.
Rumblestorm
I say it's a con.
They said the exact same thing about the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG in DOTM and it turned out to be a Soundwave.
Red Goblin
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I say it's a con.
They said the exact same thing about the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG in DOTM and it turned out to be a Soundwave.
Bay himself said that to cover up Soundwave's twist. This has nothing to do with him.
QLRformer
More than likely it'll be a human-driven role. It's an Aston Martin, but it's just not as flashy as the SLS-AMG (Soundwave), and even the E550 (Que) was just okay as its robot was going to be cannon fodder anyway so I hope THAT doesn't happen again with this car.
eagc7
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What is the deal with car companies not wanting their cars to be Decepticons?? I think there's a ton of people that would want to buy the "evil" car.
they just dont want their cars to be associated with the villians.
tonyformer
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More than likely it'll be a human-driven role. It's an Aston Martin, but it's just not as flashy as the SLS-AMG (Soundwave), and even the E550 (Que) was just okay as its robot was going to be cannon fodder anyway so I hope THAT doesn't happen again with this car.
No, the E-Jet in question is not the same car as the Aston Martin. The Aston Martin seen on set could be a Con or a TF as well but the Chinese E-Jet Concept is what's being talked about.
Ephland
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Originally Posted by QLRformer View Post
More than likely it'll be a human-driven role. It's an Aston Martin, but it's just not as flashy as the SLS-AMG (Soundwave), and even the E550 (Que) was just okay as its robot was going to be cannon fodder anyway so I hope THAT doesn't happen again with this car.
When has "cannon fodder" happened with any robot that had a car alt-mode?
QLRformer
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When has "cannon fodder" happened with any robot that had a car alt-mode?
ROTF Sideways and DOTM Barricade, and an Audi R8 Decepticon whom Optimus stabbed in the middle of Optimus's jetpack rampage.


And I'm sorry, I misidentified the E-Jet with the Aston Martin. But it sort of proves my point - I can at least tell a white Camaro and the Stingray and the Pagani and the Sonic RS, but these cars are not that eye-catching to me and so I think they may not be too special.
Ephland
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ROTF Sideways and DOTM Barricade, and an Audi R8 Decepticon whom Optimus stabbed in the middle of Optimus's jetpack rampage.
I'll give you the Audi during the rampage. The other two, not so much.
Securis
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No way will it be a Decepticon. Hollywood is kissing China's ass big time so not only will it be good but probably be the hero of the film.
THIS.

There will be nothing negative in this movie about anyone or anything Chinese.
collectingpies
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THIS.

There will be nothing negative in this movie about anyone or anything Chinese.
it's not really fair to say that hollywood is kissing China's ass, it would be more correct to say that China is requesting that all lips be firmly planted on its buttocks...

all movies airing must contain a significant portion of China or it can't be air'd there... since they have so many potential viewers, no big movie is going to forfeit that market.
Ephland
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THIS.

There will be nothing negative in this movie about anyone or anything Chinese.
you sound disappointed.
evac167
I would do a back flip in the theater if it was Jolt
Omnius
Erector.
grimtnt
I like evil cars
please make it a decepticon
Autob ironhide
Usually Michael bay gives into car companys like Chevy demand that Jolt must be in ROTF they got it, Mirage and now Dino, Wheeljack and Que, so I thinks safe to say Autobot.
Kantus Prime
Wait has an Aston Martin been seen on set!?
EnerJohn
You're all missing the big clue. "humanoid" robot means it's an Autobot. Anything else would be a Con.
tonyformer
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Wait has an Aston Martin been seen on set!?
Yes. Actually, 2 have. There was a blue one and now a silver one.
Timesynch
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you sound disappointed.
Exactly. Why, do people want this movie to cast the entire country of China as mustache-twirling evil Commies bent on world domination? This isn't Red Dawn, folks. So when GMC, an American auto company, demands that all their cars be cast as good guys and stipulate they can't be villains, that's cool, but a Chinese car company can't demand the same? Double standard, much?
mttyns
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You're all missing the big clue. "humanoid" robot means it's an Autobot. Anything else would be a Con.
I think you're clutching at whole bunch of straws there lol

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It wasn't clear if the Trumpchi E-jet would be cast as an heroic 'autobot' or evil 'decepticon' -
humanoid robots that turn into familiar machines and mechanical objects
I think that's just to clarify to the 0.001% who don't know what Transformers are that they're not the type of robots that you find in factory assembly lines...

Anyway, yes it does seem that car companies have the opinion that their product being associated with a villain will have them seen in a bad light: I guess Mercedes allowed the SLS for Soundwave because of the extreme product placement and the fact that is was balanced out by having another one of their cars as an Autobot, and the same reason why the Dreads could be Suburbans given that there had been so many GM Autobots. Obviously they went ahead and had Sideways as an R8 regardless, but then they didn't get any licensing for the figure which is telling.
tonyformer
All I'm going to say is if GM was to make packages on the Camaro or even things like the Suburban and have Decepticon emblems and effects like the Bee Camaro package, I bet you you would see a lot of people buy those packages lol. I'd drive a new black Camaro with purple racing stripes and a con logo on it lol
EpicTransformer
cool car anyhow
Moy
This better be a damn Decepticon, it would be a waste if it was used like the Chevy Volt in ROTF.
sideswipeprime*
Another jolt.
Scorpio
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Another jolt.
Eh, it'll probably be an unknown Transformer.

If its a Decepticon it will likely fight them without being named on screen - similar to Demolisher or Sideways in ROTF.

If its an Autobot it'll probably be killed in a battle with a bad-guy to establish the new bad-guy of the movie.
Skottech
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It wasn't clear if the Trumpchi E-jet would be cast as an heroic 'autobot' or evil 'decepticon'
Soo, is it a "Shattered Glass" Autobot?
EpicTransformer
Soundwave is back!!! lol
that picture of the car gives me chills..............so beautiful

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