GM’s Top Designer Ed Welburn To Make Cameo Appearance In Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction

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Detroit News is reporting that General Motors‘ Top Designer Edward T. Welburn will make a cameo appearance in Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

In a film clip shown to media on Thursday, the generally calm Welburn, appearing to be angry, points to the film’s star Mark Wahlberg and speaks the lines, “My office in 15 minutes. I think you know where that is.”

Bumblebee was also mentioned:

The leaner and meaner Camaro in the film originally was sketched by Jelani Aliyu, senior creative designer for the Camaro. Its base was a Camaro SS but it was modified in many spots.

Aliyu said his sketch is close to the finished vehicle, or character as he sees it. He said he had to “give it a soul,” and the Camaro features a new face and “eyes.” He gave it a wider track and bigger tires.

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  1. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

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    Warren —In the upcoming action-blockbuster “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” expect to see a bolder and more dramatic Chevrolet Camaro that transforms into Bumblebee character, as well as a Corvette Stingray and Chevy Sonic Rally Car.
    You might even catch a peek of GM’s top designer, Ed Welburn, who filmed a speaking part for the action movie directed by Michael Bay.
    “My office in 15 minutes,” a generally calm Welburn, appearing to be angry, says to the film’s star Mark Wahlberg in a clip that hits theaters June 27. “I think you know where that is.”
    Welburn, who is GM’s vice president of global design, said he spent a day filming the scene in GM’s Design Dome. He said he was worried it would end up on the cutting-room floor, but the last he heard, it’s still in the movie.
    Crews from the movie spent a few weeks last summer filming at the GM Tech Center, converting Welburn’s famed design office into an office for the Central Intelligence Agency.
    “All my car stuff was gone,” he recalls. “Every book, every paper was all CIA documents.”
    Scenes also were shot in GM’s Design Center lobby and staircase, the executive garage at the design and in the design center’s Virtual Realty studio, which is typically used to communicate with GM’s design studios across the globe.
    Filming also took place in the company’s aerodynamics lab and climatic wind tunnels and at an entrance gate at the Tech Center. Scenes also were shot on GM’s Proving Ground track in Milford and at GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant.
    GM and the “Transformers” movie empire have a long history, with vehicles featured in each of Bay’s four movies. This time around, Bay and Welburn met in late 2012 to consider what vehicles could be used in the upcoming movie.
    Welburn’s office — which originally was Harley Earl’s office — today still features a CIA logo on the wall. He said he also got to keep a mug used in the filming.
    Welburn plans to attend the movie preview next week in New York.

  2. tfwmongrel's Avatar tfwmongrel says

    I hope there's a part of the movie where Bumblebee's ignition switch fails and he falls off a 40 story building.

  3. 3.8TransAM has no avatar! 3.8TransAM says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tfwmongrel View Post
    I hope there's a part of the movie where Bumblebee's ignition switch fails and he falls off a 40 story building.
    Nice, you know nothing about cars, but nice.


    I hope Ed Welburn is in it, the man has an eye for good lines.
    Now if more of that was devoted to things rear wheel drive and not front wheel drive I would appreciate it more.

  4. MROptimusPrime's Avatar MROptimusPrime says

    Diaclone / Transformers started in *JAPAN*. *EUROPE* took over Transformers after the U.S. Neither of them gets any recognition in any TF movie. Every time I hear something new about TF4, it makes me PROMISE not to see it when I am home in July. Marketed to low life China, locations for China, cars for China, Dinobots changed to Dragons for China. Now a GM exec gets a speaking line instead of one of the 30 year fans? Makes me SICK to my stomach.

  5. Macross7's Avatar Macross7 says

    Uh-Oh. Shitstorm a brewin.

    I see no problem with GM's designer getting a cameo considering many of the cars from the movie series are from GM. Its a cameo so he'll be gone in a minute or so.

  6. Walktehdinosaur's Avatar Walktehdinosaur says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MROptimusPrime View Post
    Diaclone / Transformers started in *JAPAN*. *EUROPE* took over Transformers after the U.S. Neither of them gets any recognition in any TF movie. Every time I hear something new about TF4, it makes me PROMISE not to see it when I am home in July. Marketed to low life China, locations for China, cars for China, Dinobots changed to Dragons for China. Now a GM exec gets a speaking line instead of one of the 30 year fans? Makes me SICK to my stomach.
    You're joking right, just a lil ol ruse, yeah?

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