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What should the next Transformers movie be about?

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

  1. Iacon2048

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    I want them to explore Cybertron for some movies (assuming Bumblebee is a reboot).

    First Movie: Megatron's Origin. Showing his ideology and his motives to dethrone the corrupt rulers of Cybertron. Why decepticons treat him as their leader. Can show some of the well known characters in the background. Seeing their POV. Show how he was correct regarding Cybertron's future.

    Second Movie: Orion Pax: Show him as a librarian, building up his knowledge about Cybertron's past and present. He is shocked by seeing the current level of corruption among the rulers of Cybertron. Decides to Join the police department to control the increasing rate of crime and corruption by various departments. Because he worked hard for the public, show the POV of some characters and why they started respecting him. But make the main aim of this movie to show how much his ideology differs from those of Megatron's although both have the same goal of eradicating corruption and thinking good of the citizens of Cybertron. By the end of this movie Orion and Megatron should have meet and join hands.

    Third Movie: The Brotherhood: Show Orion and Megatron along with their bunch of followers going up against the corrupt rulers of Cybertron, taking cities into their hands and passing the message within the public about their goals. Thus increasing the members in the Brotherhood. Their ideologies clash while they get rid of people at higher positions one by one, with Orion trying to change their heart and mind and Megatron extinguishing their spark altogether. Build up the tension among the two while their followers choose sides of Orion's and Megatron's. Megatron finally betrays Orion because of the tension exploding between the two. Megatron and his followers name themselves Decepticons while Orion Pax and his followers name themselves Autobots. Both faction are two rebel groups at this point. They start working independently against the corrupt Cybertron's officials.

    Fourth Movie: The Last Prime: While the two rebellion groups find their own ways of fixing corruption, news spreads that Megatron is able to kill Zeta Prime. With no more Zeta Prime on Cybertron, the high council calls the senators for a meeting along with the people of Cybertron to take inform them that something big and terrible was taking shape. Both Orion and Megatron start their travel to the building of the high council with their force. Orion bursts into the building first and in front of the general public, members of high council and starts talking against the rulers of Cybertron. Tells them his vision of future of Cybertron, reminds them about Cybertron's past their culture and proves them how they have ruined the lives of countless people. Megatron charges into the building and starts killing the rulers, finally declaring him as the ruler of Cybertron. After he sees Orion Pax right in front him in the building of the high Council, decides to deem themselves as rebels and passes an order to extinguish all of the Autobots. Both factions start fighting with a showdown between Megatron and Orion Pax which Orion losses. He is terribly injured and fights for his life. But the members of high council seeing Orion's bravery and his clean spark decide to nominate him to Primus as the last Prime. As Orion fights death alone in the Building of High Council, the other autobots are taking as prisoners as Megatron wanted them everyone to unite under the name of decepticons, to which they disagreed. Orion's spark makes a journey to be one with Primus. When he reaches Primus's spark, Primus senses how clean his spark, judges him by seeing his past nature and understanding his emotions. The ailing Primus fighting the ill effects of corruption and hatred finally decides to make Orion's spark as the matrix of leadership and renames his as Optimus Prime. Orion, now becomes Optimus Prime goes up all alone against the mighty decepticons army to free his fellow autobots from the Decepticons and retake Cybetron. This is where he has a show down with Megatron again. But this time defeats him. But because of his thinking: Every sentient being possess the capability to change makes him allow Megatron to survive and flee the location.

    Fifth Movie: War For Cybertron. The decepticons gather a mighty force and take over the rest of the planet except the capital city of Iacon. Showing how the war consumed Cybertron (showing the major architectures they did for past 4 movies getting damaged, cities getting destroyed), depleting their energon reserves and massive destruction. This is where Optimus finally decides that no matter how big the world it will be always short for Megatron and him to co-exist so he must perish.

    Sixth Movie: Fall of Cybertron. Ending matches with how Bumblebee movie began. This time we know how Optimus is able to survive the 360 degree decpticon attack (Maybe show Ultra Magnus with the wreckers or Metroplex helping Prime) and Optimus is able to escape Cybertron with 7 decepticons (Soundwave, Shockwave, Starscream, Barricade, Megatron, Black Out and Bone Crusher) trailing him while Metroplex/Ultra Magnus and wreckers leaving behind in Cybertron leading Prime to believe that they made the Ultimate Sacrifice (end it at a cliff hanger like they did in the bumblebee movie).

    Now they can start the story on earth. Autobots re-uniting and going up against Decepticons. Maybe redo the Bayformers stories (Except TLK) while keeping them in this continuity and not telling any stupid ideas like Transformers were here forever and finally give us Unicron which everone has waited for so long.
     
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  2. Prime-Directive

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    In terms of the next larger scale Transformers film, I want a direct sequel to TLK, and I think the best plot would be to incorporate elements from the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters movie, with a sprinkle of that Beast Wars concept art from TLK.

    Have it set that Cybertron has been safely moved from Earths orbit but still remains in close enough proximity, the Autobots have been rebuilding Cybertron thanks to Earths aid and the majority of Transformers are returning home, cut to Megatron who is again severely damaged and still missing his arm, he eventually falls into stasis lock where he is visited by Unicron who keeps Megatron alive by possessing his body, this way all of the essence of Unicron would be transferred from the Earth and into Megatrons body rebuilding it, the horns around the planet now retract given that Unicron no longer resides within the Earth, just like in Prime, Megatron would be completely aware of everything going on around him but unable to control his own body, Unicron uses the remains of his own Dark Energon to resurrect the bodies of fallen Decepticons, such as Starscream for example to act as his heralds, Unicrons goal is to make his way back to Cybertron in order to finally destroy his ancient rival, but before doing so he must kill Optimus who is in possession of the Matrix, the one thing that can cleanse the essence of Unicron from Megatrons body, ending him once and for all, Quintessa reemerges with Barricade, now willing to help and gives Optimus a power boost to help take on Unicron, converting his alt mode into a giant gorilla, Quintessa fights off Unicrons heralds with the help of Hotrod, Bumblebee and Barricade while Prime goes through his metamorphoses, but they are still overwhelmed, Quintessa falls in battle but secures enough time for Optimus to go through his new transformation, all but one of Unicrons heralds escape, one is killed by Optimus in his new gorilla form, Barricade stays with Primes team and reluctantly works with them to save Cybertron, for the final battle Unicron faces off against Optimus Prime on Earth while his heralds attack Cybertron to weaken the planets defenses for his arrival, Optimus eventually succeeds in removing the essence of Unicron from Megatrons body using the Matrix and he is returned to normal, the heralds also regain their individuality and cease their attack on Cybertron, just like in the Prime movie Megatron loses his taste for conquest after being made a slave by Unicron within his own mind and he agrees to work together with Optimus to unite the Autobots and Decepticons under a banner of piece, properly ending the war once and for all.

    They might not be for everyone and I am sure I am in the minority who would want to see something like this happen, but I still love the Bay films, including TLK, and I want just one more movie to really tie things up before things get fully rebooted, I would love it if we got to see that awesome Beast Wars concept art in a future film and I think it would be cool to see Prime go through one last change, same goes for Megatron who could be altered into a Tyrannosaurus or a dragon, also seeing Bumblebee and Barricade work together to save the day would be a pretty special thing to see given that he is my all time favorite Decepticon, I think that having Unicron possess Megatrons body would also deal with the issue of him being to big of a character to handle correctly.
     
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  3. Cryptwire

    Cryptwire Cybertronian Engineer/Sniper

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    If I were the director of the next Transformers movie...

    It would be the origins for Arcee roughly using this design.

    I’d make it so it would be the Wonder Woman of the Transformers universe.

    I’d team Arcee up with Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox returns although there will be no more cleavages and asses. Mikaela will have a good character arc). And I’d have promotional posters of this character in a sleek black leather biker jumpsuit riding Arcee’s motorcycle alt mode:

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    It would be like a Thelma and Louise team up with a good story with both characters prevailing and riding into the sunset at the end.

    Of course, in the end, Arcee joins the rest of the Autobots. Mikaela finds her own way.

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    If all that dont send the franchise into $1 billion territory, I don’t know what would.
     
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  4. primal789

    primal789 Prime

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    I would love that movie to death!
    I like the idea but I would want a more awesome design for Arcee.
     
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  5. Cryptwire

    Cryptwire Cybertronian Engineer/Sniper

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    But that is a great design though. More kickass than Bumblebee Arcee or Transformers Prime Arcee. That Imaginarium Arcee is a femme fatale.
     
  6. agent j 15

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    I do wanna see a sequel to Bumblebee set in the 90's where Bumblebee (who can talk now) ends up having to go back to San Francisco on a mission and runs into Charlie, now in college, and they reignite their friendship. But honestly Bumblebee may be able to just work on its own without a sequel, no matter how great Charlie is.

    I just wanna see more smaller projects, stuff about individual Autobots. Give us an Ironhide movie in Alabama, a Hound movie in the Vietnam War, a Beachcomber movie in Long Beach - Bumblebee felt like a good proof of concept about TF's being characters so totally I'd be down to see more stuff like that.
     
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  7. primal789

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    I respect your opinion,I'm not such a big fan of that helmet though.
     
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  8. Cryptwire

    Cryptwire Cybertronian Engineer/Sniper

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    Or we could also use this Arcee design. That helmet could be streamlined. Or maybe a hybrid of this one and Imaginarium’s. Whatever it is, if I was the director, I’ll make it a point that Arcee will have a great design.

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  9. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee I must be some kind of nut...

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    After seeing Bumblebee, I just want a movie that ties into it and ignores the continuity of the Bay films. I grew up with the Bayverse, and I enjoyed The Last Knight, but I think it's best to leave that continuity to rest. Bumblebee is already sort of a reboot. Just use that as a starting point for a new Transformers film universe. Do an Optimus Prime spin off, that animated prequel set on Cybertron, and maybe Bumblebee 2, then do a big Transformers film, and let that be the template - a few character-focused spin offs that tell of a smaller corner of the Autobot/Decepticon war, and then a big film with a larger scale.
     
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  10. primal789

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    Well I obviously love that as it's close to the movie designs haha.If it's a story different enough than Bumblebee's it will worth it as Bumblebee's was great but it only works this far with that kind of story.So yeah I would like it and also I have no problems with "cleavages" or the body in general and stuff like that except if a male character in that movie makes a big deal about it..if it's just there and no one mentions it then I don't mind.We definitely need more Arcee in one way or another so whatever it is I would give it a try immediately.
     
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  11. Miyaren

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    Can you email this to paramount!? This solves all the inherent issue of unicorn as earth and gives a lot of fans what they like...like primal form for Op and resurrecting fan fave Decepticons....and a proper Tf Prime like ending!
    I also felt when TLk was released that a sequel needs to give another Optimus Prime hook or evolution; we had jetpowered prime, jetwing prime, Dino riding prime, nemesis prime; I felt the next step is either prime combining with autobots or a new form...gorilla form sounds perfect and something people hadn’t seen before...imagine if he is a triple changer between truk, munky and bot
     
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    If it were easy enough and I was taken seriously I definitely would, I think this would have been the best path to take for tying up the main Bay films and it makes it easier to exclude other heavy hitting Transformers like the Dinobots if they are all back on Cybertron helping with repairs/defending the planet in the final battle of the film against Unicrons heralds, that way the larger plot of the film can focus on Optimus and his team, I would still have Hound, Crosshairs and Drift appear again, but only on Cybertron, I would much rather see a rivalry between Bumblebee and Barricade while they are forced to work together, would make for some fun Decepticon character development I think and I would also like to see more of Hotrod as well.
     
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    As for humans I think u can bring back 3 generations of human protagonist. Sam, Cade and a 40 years old Charlie? A Steven Lane style John Cena?
     
  14. GWolfv2

    GWolfv2 Deathsaurus - A name you can trust for peace

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    Follow the avengers example. Series of character specific movies and the next "big" movie functions as your team up. Do Optimus, Arcee etc. in the comic book style Bumblebee sets you up for, then an original story where Megatron is your focal villain with the big name cons. Also avoid cannon fodder if possible
     
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    I’m happy for a direct follow up to bumblebee but as a general transformers film. Possibly still featuring Charlie.

    However I would like to see a bumblebee 2 or something so that we can have more of the Charlie relationship.

    I would also like to see a CGI cartoon film shot in the style of the cybertron flashbacks. That could be amazing, however I’m not sure how much it would cost.
     
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    I think if they copied of the television series and re did the movie from 1986 that wouldnt be a bad idea.

    I do however think they should try and get back to more G1 season 1 and 2 transformers.
     
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    I actually had the exact same thought about having the 3 protagonists featured for the final film but I also wouldnt mind it if they featured Charlies daughter if they wanted to still feature a younger female protagonist, no reason why she couldnt be played by Hailee Steinfeld either while casting someone else as an older Charlie.
     
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    I honestly have no idea what would make a good sequel without it being redundant. I guess the next logical step is to have a movie focusing on Optimus and his battalion fighting off Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, etc.

    However, I'd also be down for them getting more creative with smaller stakes. Maybe do a buddy cop one set in an alternate not too distant future with Prowl. Do one with Jetfire being torn between supporting the Deceptions or joining the Autobots?
     
  19. Goldlock

    Goldlock and don't call me Shirley

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    The way I could most see them doing a sequel to Bumblebee (which will probably now be the next step), is to focus mainly on Optimus, with Bee lending a supporting role to some degree (in MCU fashion).

    I imagine it could follow Optimus working with, or sending Bee off-screen, to track down the Autobots seen arriving on Earth at the end of Bumblebee. Prime would have to race to find the Autobots before Sector 7 can track them down; bringing back Cena to play a comedic role of secretly helping send S7 on wild goosechases, chasing random vehicles on the roads.

    Meanwhile, investigating Shatter & Dropkick's last known transmission of "heading to Earth", Soundwave picks up Optimus' attempts to communicate with the other Autobots on the planet and remotely blocks the messages and transponder signals, isolating Prime and allowing S7 to stand a better chance of catching their prey (Soundwave is a silently sadistic sod).

    After Soundwave plays this game of cat and mouse for a time with an increasingly desperate Prime, it leads to a situation where Optimus finally finds a (false) transponder signal, only to be ambushed by SW and all of his minions, each of them using their skills to attack Optimus en mass. With numbers and a very skilled Soundwave on their side, they give Optimus a good run for his money in a fight, damaging him quite badly, until he is able to get the upper hand (maybe by tricking Rumble/Frenzy and using their ultrasonic waves to stun Soundwave himself, or something more inventive).

    By the end, Optimus stands over a defeated (but still living) Soundwave, and watches in wide-eyed horror as SW uses his abilities to suddenly broadcast a deep-space transmission, calling Megatron to Earth.

    Prime quickly forgets about the injured Soundwave and rushes away in panic, now able to contact his Autobots and warn them of the imminent threat now on its way....

    The third "Knight-verse" movie, and sequel to this would simply be "The Transformers" and would follow Megatron in a Thanos-esque way, as he and his army arrive on Earth, with the last band of Autobots ready and waiting for their last stand.
     
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  20. Jochimus

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

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    Heh, actually I find myself wanting a dark-comedy Megatron stand-alone set in the 2000s in Vegas, loosely inspired by Marvel issue 13 "Shooting Star!", and which is part macabre "Christine"-esque twist on the whole "boy & his car" trope these movies love so much, part weird inverted parody of "The Matrix" with a machine who doesn't realize he's trapped in a world of humans. It starts with Megatron beheading Optimus, the rest of the 'Cons slaughtering the remaining 'Bots, and final victory on Cybertron achieved (y'know, for the kiddies :ev: )...all going on in Megatron's still-frozen/dormant mind inside S7 headquarters at Hoover Dam. That is, until an "accident" causes a still-comatose Megs to thaw just enough for a self-styled revolutionary disguised as one of the dam's personnel to trigger his mode scanners and drive him away as a hauling truck, the first of many alt-modes Megs will assume as the story progresses. Our oh-so-illustrious ne'er-do-well of a hacker has been keeping tabs on S7's activities for a while, and he thinks it's time to expose the truth in the most colossally-lethal way possible by turning their pet robot loose on scores of civilians in nearby Las Vegas...at the Mirage Hotel, fittingly enough. Except just which mirage will come crashing down is in question, as, due to Non-Conformist-Boy's ceaseless electronic tinkering, Megs is starting to pick up hints here and there that his Energon-spilling reverie might not be as real as he thought...
     
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