Director Travis Knight is breaking the silence to let us in on the scoop following two successful trailer releases with largely positive reactions across the globe.
Transformers: Bumblebee Trailer #2 and Trailer #3 are full of nice little surprises and many blink-and-you-miss-it moments.
As the director explains, we not only saw G1 inspired Shockwave, Soundwave, Ravage and Starscream, we will also get to see characters such as Wheeljack on the big screen as well. This Autobot engineer made his Live Action debut with Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. However, director Michael Bay opted to keep his temp name (given to avoid spoilers during the principal photography stage of the production) – Que.
Speaking to the Empire Magazine, Mr. Knight stated:
“There’s a lot going on. If I was going to make a Transformers film I wanted to give nods to some of the things that I loved most about the series to begin with and for me seeing those original designs on Shockwave and Soundwave and Ravage and Wheeljack and all those different characters was a really exciting opportunity to take the audience back to that initial wave of Transformers and to evoke the same feeling that they evoked in me. I was pretty giddy bringing those guys to life.”
Speaking about movie newcomers Shatter and Dropkick:
“The triple changer aspect was something we leaned into just because I thought it was cool. I wanted to showcase how formidable an opponent could be if they have those kind of abilities and putting our main character up against someting like that was really exciting. One of the things we do in animation is try to evoke an idea or a feeling just with something’s silhouette. You can see in this film how with the two Decepticon heavies you have these big, muscular cars these angular aircraft and then you see them go up against this round, warm shape of a VW beetle. Just in the shape language you can evoke a certain feeling.”
You can check out the full article on Empire.