Do you think time travel should be involved in The Last Knight?

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  1. TLP

    TLP Ain't No Chicken Wing

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    I've noticed that seems to be the big answer to establishing a coherent "Hasbro Cinematic Universe" for a lot of people. What do you think?
     
  2. tonyformer

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    I would not be opposed to it if they did in a way that it tied everything together nicely andnit made sense.
     
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  3. Music

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    I wouldn't mind seeing it advance the plot, but I hate the idea of traveling back in time just to reset everything in the present. It feels like a cheap way out.
     
  4. Livingdeaddan

    Livingdeaddan DEFIANTLILHORDE

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    We need more news! The thread topics have hit rotation point!
     
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  5. Starscreamer69

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    Days of Future Past the franchise and soft-reboot it so the extended universe is fixed :p 
     
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  6. MV95

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    It's as if we...traveled back in time ;) 
     
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  7. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    If it's simply a plot device, I think it would feel really out of place. I mean, despite the living alien robots, these films feel like standard military action films. I think they'd need to put a lot more focus on other heavy sci-fi concepts, and work their way up to time travel in another couple of films, at the soonest. However, if they used it as a way to just erase some of the crappier moments of the previous four films away, then sure. It would still feel out of place, but whatever's needed to fix these films.
     
  8. Ash from Carolina

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    Time travel wouldn't feel out of place because we've had so many other science fiction concepts used why not one more? It also wouldn't be the first time that time travel and Transformers have mixed since it's been used on cartoons and in comic books before. We've also had enough movies and TV shows with time travel that it is something the average ticket buyer is used to.

    Although using it to reset things people might want to reset, erase things the studio would rather just erase, and all around fix things to set up a Hasbro cinematic universe is a lot trickier. Not impossible by any means but there are lots of hidden pit falls in we can use time travel to reboot without actually rebooting.
     
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  9. Temenos

    Temenos No sacrifice, no victory

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    I'm guessing this happens a lot when a Transformer film hits post-production?

    The dark times!
     
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    I did hope for an "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court"-type situation (which I still believe they SHOULD have done, because it would have been different and funny), but I guess that's not happening. Sure, there were pictures of knights, but from what we could tell, they were just filming flashback scenes.
     
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  11. TFFan01

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    Yes. I want alternate timelines where Decepticons had conquered the Earth or where Optimus Prime is evil. These are possible with time travel as a plot device. And as others have already said, they can also go to the direction of the X-Men movies (but I definitely don't want any Hasbro Cinematic Universe.)
     
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  12. iceburn9

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    Fine with me. As others mentioned above, alternate timelines, resetting the status quo, etc would be intriguing.
     
  13. Megatronus the Fallen

    Megatronus the Fallen The First Decepticon

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    The storyline would have to be really convincing for there to be time travel. It's possible but VERY difficult to comprehend it in the Bayverse.
     
  14. Wolf

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    Can someone please explain....How would time travel fix or provide coherent timelines? I'm not following how this could be a big fix
     
  15. Galvatross

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    Only if it isn't used to reset the film events.

    Seriously, I think a post-DOTM/AOE universe is far more interesting than a reset universe. There are still plenty of cool returning characters that will or can be used, like Optimus, Galvatron/Megatron, Barricade, the Pathetic Dirty Foursome, and Dinobots. Not to mention confirmed and rumored new characters like Onslaught, Hot Rod, the Creator, Sqweeks, Mini-Dinobots, and whoever else may appear in future films. Junkions? Cyclonus? Insecticons? Bludgeon? Beachcomber? Whirl? I could go on and on.
     
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  16. electronic456

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    The only thing time travel can do for me is to bring back underused characters like Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave and Devastator.
     
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    What about less time travel, more time warp? Think less "Decepticon Raider," more "Dinobot Island." Want deceased characters back? Just open a time warp and yank them through from a point before they died. Seems simpler to explain and less likely to raise difficult questions like "how is the new timeline different?"
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I wouldn't mind it if it all came together at the end like it did for Days of Future's Past and the Movies end up with the best of everything minus their weaker aspects.
     
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