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

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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-jet’s 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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  1. Red Goblin's Avatar Red Goblin says

    Chinese E-car set for "Transformers" movie debut | SciTech | GMA News Online

    Only important stuff is this;

    Quote:
    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.

  2. MV95's Avatar MV95 says

    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.

  3. fallen_revenge's Avatar fallen_revenge says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MV95 View Post
    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.

  4. black mamba's Avatar black mamba says

    I hope it's Perceptor or something. Or we could get a chinese con vs. an american Autobot!!!!!!!!!

  5. Ephland's Avatar Ephland says

    So it's either a Transformer, or it isn't.

    Not really "more" details, just "obvious" details.

  6. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

    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

  7. Macross7's Avatar Macross7 says

    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.

  8. Rumblestorm's Avatar Rumblestorm says

    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.

  9. Red Goblin's Avatar Red Goblin says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rumblestorm View Post
    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.

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