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What should the next Transformers movie be about?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by LegionofMordor, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. LegionofMordor

    LegionofMordor Well-Known Member

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    Should the story still be in the 80's or 90's? A prequel or a loose sequel to the The Last Knight?
     
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    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Whatever they do, fuckin' P-A-S-S on anything relating to TLK.
     
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  3. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    About 1 hour and 30 minutes. Don't want a film that is too long but don't want a movie that is too short.
     
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    Swoop Dogg Hi Yukio!

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    Optimus Prime movie set in the 90's. Have CGI flashbacks on Cybertron telling his origin story and have a parallel live action story set in the 90's (make it similar to the Godfather Part II). Have a Charlie cameo appearance.

    Most importantly - wait 4 or 5 years! The franchise fatigue with Transformers is real (SIX movies in ELEVEN years). Use the added time to nail down a great script. Plus, Travis Knight might be willing to come back after he does a few projects with Lakia.
     
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    Venixion Member of the notorious Pew-Pew Posse

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    On Cybertron only.
     
  6. Jochimus

    Jochimus Sandwiches? Blimey, whatever did I give the wife?

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    First, I'd forget about everything that came before BB and just go from there.
    Second, wait about three years before starting any pre-production work on anything - the lingering stink of TLK probably did as much damage to BB as the competition did. Also, I'd keep the budget restrained on live action, too.
    Third, have the Optimus stand-alone set in the '90s against Bludgeon, cementing the complete break with the previous continuity in flashbacks establishing that Bludgeon was basically the one who killed Alpha Trion AND Elita-1, AND destroyed Optimus' face on top of it. The only real narrative link to Bumblebee should be him sending Bee and the other 'Bots off on another mission which basically would be just an excuse by him to keep this fight between him and Bludgeon.
    Fourth, have Laika make the animated Cybertron prequel the story of how the Wreckers helped Optimus escape Cybertron, as a bridge between BB and Optimus' movies also showing a bitter feud between Optimus and his brother-in-arms Ultra Magnus over the deaths of Alpha and Elita.
    Fifth, THEN come back with a full-ensemble Transformers movie, again, built up to from Bumblebee with otherwise total disregard for the pre-Bee movies. It doesn't even have to be period-set; set it in the present if you want
     
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    Direct sequel to the last knight:

    Megatron is somewhere in monument valley trying to raise unicron. Megatron needs to serve a big bad and unicron fits the bill. He needs to find the overshield of vector sigma to protect him while he does the incantations to raise unicorn. Oh yeah he also has new group of super deadly cons to help him find the overshield.

    Cade and the autobots catch wind of megatrons activities through the US government. Joint ops time, everyone is friends again! Cade's daughter is back since graduating college as an expert in geology and is the only one that can locate the overshield. Cade is still making remarks about her shorts.

    The battle for the overshield is loss despite the autobots easily killing two thirds of the new cons. While all seems lost cogman appears to reveal (in a flashback he narrates) that Wyatt Earp teamed with the transformers in the old west to protect the earth from unicron. He was able to pierce the overshield with his target master sunstreaker and autobot horse skylinx. The location of these missing autobot powerhouses died with Earp. With the help of an increasingly erratic agent simmons our heroes find out that there is a secret base under the OK Corral!

    Upon entering the base it seems that sunstreaker and skylinx have lost all power and can no longer reactivate. Cade's daughter discovers the ancient inscription that only the blood of a gunslinger can resurrect the autobot duo. Luckily Cade is a direct descendant of the Earps! Cade reactivates the duo and they agree to ride with him to stop megatron. In the desert outside the secrect base Skylinx reactivates his ancient autobot horse brothers that have laid hidden under the desert sands. Optimus, Bumblebee and Hot Rod are reformatted into gunslinger versions when they pick up the target master rifles in the saddlebags.

    Upon their metal steeds our heroes bear down on megatron. The remaining decepticons are easily dispatched and the autobots destroy the overshield with their new weapons. Megatron while not finished with the incantation to raise unicron is has been powered up by the half awoken unicron. The battle rages and things start to look bad for our heores. An injured cade struggle to pick up his target master sunstreaker before megatron lands the killing blow on optimus. In the nick of time cade gets sunstreaker, puts megatron in his sights, says "happy trails partner" and blasts away. This is the critical opening optimus needs to finish megatron off in grand fashion. Group shot of heroes, finish.

    Box office gold.
     
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  8. edgs2099

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    I mean...ugh. Ow. Owwwwww. This is probably referred to in the book of Revelations somewhere as one of the perils those left behind will have to deal with.
     
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  9. TheSoundwave

    TheSoundwave Hooked on a Feeling!

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    Honestly, this sounds like something that could happen, lol.
     
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    yeah, but where's the product placement?
     
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    This is just the outline. Product placement will start to get planned in the first draft.
     
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    Whatever it is I hope it will be released in 2020
     
  13. Galvatross

    Galvatross Swamp Lord Shrek-traoridinairre! Veteran

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    Whatever one's personal preferences, you have to remember that studios are all about money and not about pleasing x-fan group on the internet. And while The Last Knight undoubtedly made less money than its predecessors, we don't know yet where Bumblebee will end up in terms of box office.

    So the question is, which approach would make the most money for the studio? Will another film in the mold of Bumblebee make more money, or will a sequel to the Bayverse make more money?

    What is undeniable is that the first four movies were wildly successful financially. The question is, was The Last Knight too much like the previous four? Was it not like them enough? What exactly did audience members want for a fifth Transformers movie? Is Bumblebee what they want?

    Given the success of the first four live action Transformers movies with ensemble robot casts, I would say make an ensemble movie. Something larger in scale than Bumblebee, which was like a smaller scale version of the 2007 film in many ways, but more focused and visually smaller than The Last Knight (i.e. no Cybertron coming to Earth for a third time).

    Now, who do the general audiences who were introduced to Transformers in 2007 associate with Transformers? Shia and Megan Fox. To many teens and people in their twenties and thirties, those actors are who they associate with the movies, so I think bringing them in might interest those move goers.

    At the same time, I also think movies need to move forward, and the most internationally successful films were DotM and AoE, one which lacked Fox and the other both Shia and Fox. So obviously those two films appeased international audiences, even if domestically they weren't as successful as RotF.

    So I'd say make a movie that advances the story of the Bayverse and the main post-DotM Transformers and groups are involved(Prime, Megatron, AoE Autobots, Hot Rod, Creators and/or Quintessa, Dinobots, Barricade), but where Shia and Megan Fox are the main humans again. That way you still have the robot story continued, but have familiar human faces, and you can bring Sam and Mikaela's characters into a new age. Have a different director than Bay, and make it smaller scale than The Last Knight, but make it bigger than Bumblebee. Keep new robot and human characters to a minimum, and we don't need cameo characters that add nothing to the movie.

    I'm not even in a terrible desire to see Shia and Megan again, but I'm trying to see things from a money-making perspective.
     
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    I would have an Optimus story on how he arrived on Earth to meet Bumblebee. You can make a few films on the opening scene of Bumblebee.
     
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    Yeah, except Megatron wanted to KILL Unicron, not awaken him.

    Edit: Nevermind, just finished reading it. XD
     
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    I’m honestly thinking it will most likely be 2021.
     
  17. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    The story that takes place before the battle we saw in TF3.

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    With a budget of $500 million.

    Is that what the studio will do? Probably not.
     
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    My pitch would be an Optimus Prime solo movie, set entirely on Cybertron detailing the outbreak of the war.

    I'd take the general idea of IDW's pre-war stories and flip them on their heads, having the AUTOBOTS be the rebellion against the corrupt and oppressive system, with the Decepticons being the ones defending it. This is mainly because of the fact that Bumblebee kept referring to the Autobots as "rebels" and "resistance" against the Decepticons, who were themselves described as peacekeepers. Plus, it makes the Autobots generally more sympathetic than the Decepticons, and makes for a more interesting story from Optimus' point of view.

    Essentially, the Decepticons would rule Cybertron with an iron fist. Before the Decepticons, Cybertron would've been a world divided by chaos, but Megatron would've come in and brought a change to all of that. With his beliefs of "peace through tyranny," he would've rid the planet of all conflict, though at the cost of the people's freedom. A dystopia, for certain, though an effective one. Unlike Bumblebee, we'll do a bit more of an exploration of the villains, rather than just having them be evil for the sake of being evil. Megatron in particular would be a calm, collected, and intelligent foe with beliefs beyond "grrrr," which would be a nice change of pace from the last five films he's appeared in.

    Of course, our main protagonist would be OPTIMUS. I wouldn't call him Orion Pax or Optronix or anything since Optimus is a much more marketable name than those two. Plus, I've never liked him being called Orion Pax. Anyways, other characters who would appear in the film are his best friend Dion and his girlfriend Ariel. The three of them would all be dock workers, forced into a life that they didn't choose. However, Optimus, being the idealist that he is, wants to bring about change to the system. He wants to advocate for the freedom of all sentient beings (geddit?) and allow Transformers to choose their own destiny, not have it decided by them for a ruling elite.

    He would found the Autobots, who are autonomous robots, fighting so that people can choose for themselves. A lot of people would end up joining, but it's important to note that the Autobots would be a PEACEFUL political movement. However, the Decepticons would not tolerate this one bit. They would end up arresting and executing anyone seen as a potential Autobot. Dion would end up being murdered by the Decepticons (perhaps by Megatron, though that feels too on the nose), and Ariel would probably get heavily damaged. Unfortunately, they would only be few of many casualties, as the Decepticons begin to come down hard on the Autobots. Backed into a corner, Optimus realizes that there is only one thing he can do. Since a diplomatic approach didn't work, he would have to fight back against the Decepticons with force, regardless of how he felt about violence.

    And so begins to the tale of how the Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons...
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    A second Bumblebee movie, then a TLK sequel that focuses on Unicron and disregards most of the actual TLK film in favor of incorporating elements from the BB films instead. End it there. Wait 5+ years for a total reset.
     
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    A film about Soundwave and his spy cassettes coming to Earth in the 80's.
     
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