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Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Interviews - Characters, Plot Secrets Revealed

Posted on 12-09-2013 at 02:51 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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M1905 has published exclusive interviews with the Cast and Crew of Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Director Michael Bay, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Professional actor Mark Wahlberg, Newcomer Jack Reynor and various Asian artists including Li Bingbing explains the production that went in Mainland China and reveals certain plot secrets where fans can get an overall idea of where Transformers 4 is heading. If you are sensitive to Spoilers… stay away… far away!

You will also find some cool filming videos and auditions tapes of hopefuls.

We are keeping Spoilers away from the front page. So, if you want to read a summary of the spoilers, take a look after the jump.



There is a robot who speaks Mandarin all the time. He's Cybertronian in origin.

Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) is very protective of Tessa Yeager (Nicola Peltz) because of the loss of his Wife.

Shane (Jack Reynor) is an Irish Race Car Driver and is Tessa’s Boyfriend despite the "No Dating" rule by Cade.

Shane saves both Cade and Tessa's lives very early in the movie and gains the trust of the Yeagers.

Cade Yeager and Optimus Prime become best friends. They both live with their own code of ethics.

Cade must make a choice between his life and his daughter's where Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life.

Li Binbing's character is an owner of a very special "Factory" in China.

Third act of the movie takes place entirely in Hong Kong.

A conference is attacked and the Officials call for help from a special group of individuals.

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Barricade24
Very interesting information. Especially the bit about Optimus and that robot's character. Nothing too major spoiled, but some interesting plot bits nonetheless.
tonyformer
Oh wow, nice info. Where have I seen this before?
toaprime
I think that we can guess what the choice is for OP.
TunaKaan
Always with the best news Ratchet, always.
spikebuster
I knew that E-Jet was suspicious when i saw it.
Prime17
Interesting information.
cobracobra
Like always looking forward to it!
SilverOptimus
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Always with the best news Ratchet, always.
Thank you, sir. My pleasure. Glad to be of service.
edgs2099
Chinese knock-off Transformers? Well I never!
HeroicC300
I'm glad the China stuff is being integrated right away.

Mandarin only? We saw the E-Jet...
Brave Magnus
The chinese KO Tfs spoiler is cool. ^^ the rest..meh..more human drama XD
bman29
Interesting info. So the world has reversed engineered Cybertronian tech to the point of building human versions which would explain the white Camaro seen in set pics as a Bumblebee clone. Part of me hopes that we will get some new experiences and even though I'm not a huge Bumblebee fan, that he gets to speak in this one. Too much missed potentially smart ass dialogue to be had between him and other characters. The mute Bumblebee/ Herbee the love bug trend started by Orci and Kurtzman has gone on long enough.
spartan 3764
Cool, just the fact of Optimus and Cade having such a unique yet almost exactly alike situation and the fact it makes them friends makes me feel Bay actually has a good story this time, hopefully this will be a great movie.

I have faith in you Mr. Bay
NotRamjet97
Curse these spoiler tags! My iPod won't let me look at them!
spartan 3764
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Curse these spoiler tags! My iPod won't let me look at them!
But you can copy them as if regular words...then go to your notes and paste them!
the botmaster74
VERY interesting. sounds like an actually GOOD movie this time around!
NotRamjet97
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But you can copy them as if regular words...then go to your notes and paste them!
All my iPod does is zoom in/out
spartan 3764
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All my iPod does is zoom in/out
Mine is a second Generation, if mine can do it..yours can!
RedAlert Rescue
I won't bother with spoiler tags as if you don't want to be spoiled you shouldn't be reading movie news in the 1st place.

OK so Bay is 'trying to be funny' when a Chinese factory makes Knock off Transformers using a Cybertronian relic. Or he's trying to say "Ha ha Transformers are made in China" *yawn*

I got to wondering though if there's a suggestion Optimus flys away at the end of tyhe movie (so he likely survives) does he fly away on his dino-steed or does he get another jet pack of does he do something random like float in the air and blow up (for no good reason)?

I also hope this movie contains marginally less suck than DOTM & ROTF - That would be nice.
Prime Jetscream
"Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life."

...He's...

...he's getting character development?
This sounds WAY better than the first three movies!
Shark
Oh, neat! Looks like some of my minor predictions are coming true. The first one is a surprise to me, though I should have seen it coming lol.
Scorpio
Pretty much said all this already and everyone just said I was bullshitting.

The 'Wife' plotline will be used to explain Cade's distrust of Transformers, boyfriends and fast cars;

- Wife will be killed by a Transformer in DOTM
- Transformer changes into fast cars (Distrust of Race car driver - Shane)
- Wants to keep his daughter safe - hence the avoidance of letting her have boyfriends.

Shane likely saves their lives at the race track attack we've all heard rumors of (This will likely tie in with the 'Autobot Massacre' to explain the lack of some of the robots from the prior movie)

"There is a robot who speaks Mandarin all the time. He's Cybertronian in origin."
"Li Binbing's character is an owner of a very special "Factory" in China"

Alpha Trion is the first thing that comes to mind... though it obviously wont be him. Likely a Transformer either helping them at the 'special' factory (As long as it isn't just a 'sex trade' reference - Wolverine and several other films have done that recently)

"Cade must make a choice between his life and his daughter's where Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life"

Cade's choice - surprisingly overhyped here is simply to choose whether his daughter can have a life of her own choosing, rather than being forced to avoid having a relationship due to his parenting style after the loss of his wife.

Optimus's choice - likely to leave Earth in order to draw the Decepticons away, given the Decepticons are likely after him for killing their former leader (Hence Cyclonus)

"Third act of the movie takes place entirely in Hong Kong."

So the Dinobot stampede must happen in one of the first two acts (Likely second act) - with the third act being where we see the Autobots return with Optimus riding Grimlock.


Edit 1; 10/12/2013 Added additional segment below about a possible Human enemy faction, the character of Harold Attinger and sequel;

The factory and the 'special group' may be linked - likely along the lines of a Hong Kong version of M.E.C.H. In which case its likely that our main antagonist for the humans might not even be directly affiliated with the Decepticons - this could mean that we have a three-way war on our hands with even the Autobots being put in the position that the humans were in the first film;

Essentially;
- Cade is forced to deal with the war from the human perspective, avoiding Autobots and Decepticons who are now both treated as the bad guys by the government (MECH). This forces him into conflicts with the Government along the way through the film - not helped by his possession of a Cybertronian Weapon (The Sword - likely connected in some way to the Dinobots)
- Optimus is forced to deal with the war from the Transformers perspective. He's fought long and hard and lost much trying to save Earth - yet by being on Earth he continues to put it at risk. This likely will lead the film to open with the Autobots in hiding from the Government

This could be why Optimus and Cade become 'best friends' because they are both in a similar position - their existence puts others at risk. Cade due to being involved with militaristic/science work with the Government and Optimus because of him killing the former leader of the Decepticons.

-

As for Harold Attinger - the more I hear of him the more he seems to be this films version of General Allenby - conferring with the Decepticons (Lockdown) for technology in exchange for giving away top secret information. That being said - given he is considered a main human antagonist - he might even be partially based on Doctor Arkeville and I wouldn't be surprised if he is eventually killed by the Decepticons near the end.

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Their has been filming suggesting the films ends with essentially a loss for the Autobots - despite winning the battle against the Decepticons they acknowledge that more are coming after Optimus to avenge Megatron and kill those close to him.

Couple this with the fact the 'evil' human faction (Led by the now deceased Harold Attinger) has convinced the Earth that the Autobots are as bad as the Decepticons (Thanks to the Dinobot rampage and the Hong Kong battle) and it will lead to an all out human vs. Transformers war unless something changes...

This leads the human main cast to go into hiding (Mirroring what happened to the Autobots in the events after DOTM) while Optimus leaves Earth to draw the Decepticons away - electing a new leader in his absence, heavily rumoured to be either Bumblebee or Ultra Magnus.

Given most of us are pretty sure by now the film ends with Optimus leaving - the fifth film would likely be about his return and redemption when Earth is threatened in his absence.




Will add to this.
Shark
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Originally Posted by Prime Jetscream View Post
...He's...

...he's getting character development?
I had the same reaction when I read that part.
Cue the choir of angels!
JamesBenjamin
I am patiently optimistic.

I'm curious what they'll do with the Mandarin-speaking bot, too. Subtitles, I hope?
Scorpio
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Originally Posted by Prime Jetscream View Post
"Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life."

...He's...

...he's getting character development?
This sounds WAY better than the first three movies!
He's been getting character development since the first movie - its just not been the focal point of the movie.

First film - he goes from trusting humans yet viewing them as a young race, to being saved by Sam and thus accepting them as allies

Second film - he goes from being sure of himself to being overconfident 'I'll take you all on' then eventually realises what he must do to overcome this

Third film - he goes from headstrong leaping into battle to trying to understand his enemy (Sentinel) until finally realising that sometimes actions have to be taken to beat them.

He's had character development - it just has not been consistent.
Scorpio
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Originally Posted by JamesBenjamin View Post
I am patiently optimistic.

I'm curious what they'll do with the Mandarin-speaking bot, too. Subtitles, I hope?
Likely subtitles - probably the comedy relief character
st.ranger
Even that grunting, called cybertronian language, was really annyoing, now some robot will speaks Mandarin? Why? Of course. Because Bay kiss someone's ass.
bman29
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Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
Pretty much said all this already and everyone just said I was bullshitting.

The 'Wife' plotline will be used to explain Cade's distrust of Transformers, boyfriends and fast cars;

- Wife will be killed by a Transformer in DOTM
- Transformer changes into fast cars (Distrust of Race car driver - Shane)
- Wants to keep his daughter safe - hence the avoidance of letting her have boyfriends.

Shane likely saves their lives at the race track attack we've all heard rumors of (This will likely tie in with the 'Autobot Massacre' to explain the lack of some of the robots from the prior movie)

"There is a robot who speaks Mandarin all the time. He's Cybertronian in origin."
"Li Binbing's character is an owner of a very special "Factory" in China"

Alpha Trion is the first thing that comes to mind... though it obviously wont be him. Likely a Transformer either helping them at the 'special' factory (As long as it isn't just a 'sex trade' reference - Wolverine and several other films have done that recently)

"Cade must make a choice between his life and his daughter's where Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life"

Cade's choice - surprisingly overhyped here is simply to choose whether his daughter can have a life of her own choosing, rather than being forced to avoid having a relationship due to his parenting style after the loss of his wife.

Optimus's choice - likely to leave Earth in order to draw the Decepticons away, given the Decepticons are likely after him for killing their former leader (Hence Cyclonus)

"Third act of the movie takes place entirely in Hong Kong."

So the Dinobot stampede must happen in one of the first two acts (Likely second act) - with the third act being where we see the Autobots return with Optimus riding Grimlock.


Will add to this.
Actually a lot of that makes sense. The bot that only speaks Mandarin only might be a dinobot, if they are to be older, less advance Cybertronian.
Autovolt 127
Hopefully the Mandarin speaking Transformers isn't comedy relief.
spartan 3764
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Actually a lot of that makes sense. The bot that only speaks Mandarin only might be a dinobot, if they are to be older, less advance Cybertronian.
Actually what seems to being going on in this movie is that The Transformers (Mainly autobots) have seemingly dissapeared to current hate.

However China seems to be utilizing the technology into making robots of their own, id put money down they are not all that sentient though.

Id say the Stunticons would be successful attempts by China, and the E-Jet transformer might be their public face, when theres so much more going on.
bumblebee22
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Actually what seems to being going on in this movie is that The Transformers (Mainly autobots) have seemingly dissapeared to current hate.

However China seems to be utilizing the technology into making robots of their own, id put money down they are not all that sentient though.

Id say the Stunticons would be successful attempts by China, and the E-Jet transformer might be their public face, when theres so much more going on.
Maybe the E-Jet is knockout and he's helping them make transformers
bman29
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Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
He's been getting character development since the first movie - its just not been the focal point of the movie.

First film - he goes from trusting humans yet viewing them as a young race, to being saved by Sam and thus accepting them as allies

Second film - he goes from being sure of himself to being overconfident 'I'll take you all on' then eventually realises what he must do to overcome this

Third film - he goes from headstrong leaping into battle to trying to understand his enemy (Sentinel) until finally realising that sometimes actions have to be taken to beat them.

He's had character development - it just has not been consistent.
What I took from Optimus in the third film he was angry with Sentinel's betrayal of the Autobots and being a somewhat mentor to Optimus, and his brutality was needed to stop him and the Decepticons. Dylan's betrayal of the human race was in line with Sentinels betrayal of Cybertronians.
Muramasa
Still doesn't tell much but nice info indeed. A Transformer that speaks another Earth language besides English seems interesting enough. I pray for there not to be a universal translator malfunction for some Bots.
Galvatron II
Optimus actually faces a hard decision and we actually get to see him face it onscreen?!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!
Prime Jetscream
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Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
He's been getting character development since the first movie - its just not been the focal point of the movie.

First film - he goes from trusting humans yet viewing them as a young race, to being saved by Sam and thus accepting them as allies

Second film - he goes from being sure of himself to being overconfident 'I'll take you all on' then eventually realises what he must do to overcome this

Third film - he goes from headstrong leaping into battle to trying to understand his enemy (Sentinel) until finally realising that sometimes actions have to be taken to beat them.

He's had character development - it just has not been consistent.
But this sounds like it's actually going to make him a relatable character, instead of a big anonymous guy who's the leader of big anonymous guys and you get to see what he's talking about sometimes.

In other words, it seems like he's getting enough screentime to be developed into an actual character that you can relate to, instead of a technical character with faux-feelings who just kills things.

He just felt like a generic guy who was there, is what I'm saying. Instead of a main character who gets scenes with more to them than just him explaining something, or him killing things, or him being there because the humans need to talk to him, and it's all super serious when he's there. There's no scenes that exist only to convey that he's a person of his own.
MechaV
So, lemme get this straight, the movie appears to be about Chinese Transformer knock-offs?

Subtle.
tonyformer
My theory lol (possible spoilers) so don't read if "my theory" may be taken as a spoiler.








Ok so this is just my theory but its fun to speculate so here goes!! Li Bingbing and her "factory" is making new TFs "somehow". But I feel the Cons led by either Megatron and Galvatron or both may be running things from behind the scenes and using them to build a new Con army. Hence why Stinger is labeled as Decepticon Stinger. But later Li Bingbing is shown that she is doing wrong and being controlled by the Cons. She then turns on the Cons and helps Tucci and Bee get the creation artifact out of her factory to get it into Autobots hands and she being "the mother of TF" gets some of her "children" as they would see her as their creator, to also turn on the Cons. Stinger and a few other. Just my theory lol
evac167
Hope you guys are ok with these "Chinese Transformers" having G1 names.
Paradigm-Shift Prime
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Originally Posted by Prime Jetscream View Post
"Optimus must make a choice between doing the right thing what must be done and the safety of his own life."

...He's...

...he's getting character development?
This sounds WAY better than the first three movies!
...sarcasm?...

In the first 3 movies, Optimus was the only bot who got character development, still didn't make the poop any more solid.
General Tekno
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My theory lol (possible spoilers) so don't read if "my theory" may be taken as a spoiler.








Ok so this is just my theory but its fun to speculate so here goes!! Li Bingbing and her "factory" is making new TFs "somehow". But I feel the Cons led by either Megatron and Galvatron or both may be running things from behind the scenes and using them to build a new Con army. Hence why Stinger is labeled as Decepticon Stinger. But later Li Bingbing is shown that she is doing wrong and being controlled by the Cons. She then turns on the Cons and helps Tucci and Bee get the creation artifact out of her factory to get it into Autobots hands and she being "the mother of TF" gets some of her "children" as they would see her as their creator, to also turn on the Cons. Stinger and a few other. Just my theory lol
That's probably the case, especially given the rumors involving Megatron's head being involved in some capacity with evil cabal schemes.
toaprime
Perhaps Bingbing's group is in some way related to KSI and they want the relic (something that has to do with the power of cloning) to bring back Cons.
spartan 3764
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That's probably the case, especially given the rumors involving Megatron's head being involved in some capacity with evil cabal schemes.
Yeah, they reverse engineer his brain to make more transformers...perfect!
VAwitch
That bit about Optimus making a choice... We all know how that's likely to go.

Still only cautiously looking forward to this film.
Zikmaster1000
Oh no...what if it's Grimlock who only speaks Mandarin, because Cybertronian origin could relate to the Dinobots, and that could lead to his speech pattern of trying to learn English, but then again they did say only
spartan 3764
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Oh no...what if it's Grimlock who only speaks Mandarin, because Cybertronian origin could relate to the Dinobots, and that could lead to his speech pattern of trying to learn English, but then again they did say only
NO NON NO NO NO DONT JiNX US DUDE!
AmonDemon112
How do i see all the stuff thats blacked out?!?!
MV95
Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) is very protective of Tessa Yeager (Nicola Peltz) because of the loss of his Wife

Called it
Starscreamer95
This honestly has the potentional to be the best live action movie we've ever gotten.
RoadRage
LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!

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