April is here and with it, comes the official Street Date for Transformers: The Last Knight toys and merchandise. But the highlight for today is a small coverage round-up of what happened during CinemaCon 2017.
During this year’s event, the attendees were treated to a Sizzle Reel of content from the upcoming Michael Bay movie. The same footage was shown to Transformers Fansites and selected fans during a special tour by Paramount. You can read the description right here at TFW2005 (beware, heavy Spoilers!).
During the press event, the director, cast and the crew spoke about their respective roles in the movie. The biggest question was whether Michael Bay will return or not. Mark Wahlberg stated that Michael Bay may stick around as a director for another movie or will move onto become a producer and a head to the proposed Transformers Cinematic Universe. Michael Bay however stated that he will remain in some capacity but may not reprise directorial duties.
“I’m here to keep 3D alive … the scale of a Transformers movie is meant to be seen on the big screen. I keep saying this is my last one and I’m going out with a bang. This is a big-scale movie.”
Isabela Moner was presented with CinemaCon’s Rising Star Of The Year Award as well (news post image by Just Jared).
Among other plot related discussions, it was stated that Bumblebee‘s past was a major theme (probably will lead to The Bumblebee Movie in 2018).
We already covered several cast interviews, but you can check out links for the rest, after the jump.
- CBR – TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE’S LONG HISTORY TEASED AT CINEMACON
- TheHollywoodReporter – ‘Transformers’: Michael Bay Brings Explosive Extended Look to CinemaCon
- Entertainment Weekly – Michael Bay hypes next Transformers movie as his last
- Deadline – Paramount Brings Star Power To CinemaCon: Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Al Gore & More
- Yahoo – Michael Bay Gets Sad Thinking ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Will Be His Last Movie In the Franchise
- Vareiety – CinemaCon: Anthony Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg Dominate ‘Transformers’ Footage