Fans of the Transformers franchise were excited to learn that Paramount tapped ‘Creed 2’ director Steven Caple Jr. to helm the feature with ‘Army of the Dead’ scriptwriter Joby Harold and ‘Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt penning the script.
The question on everyone’s mind was whether or not it would continue Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Knight’ or Travis Knight’s prequel ‘Bumble Bee.’ One 4chan user claiming to work for Paramount Pictures posted alleged leaks which were copied onto TF fansite Seibertron, who cautioned users to take these leaks with a grain of salt.
“You may have heard that new leak about Beast Alliance, well, it’s not a beast wars movie and it has nothing to do with beast wars,” the leaker writes. “Beast Alliance is just a working title, lots of movies have weird titles like this that have nothing to do with the film, Star Wars had lots of them.” However, he does acknowledge that the character Cheetor from Beast Wars will likely make some sort of appearance.
The leaker described the Autobots and Decepticons featuring their Generation One designs and that the movie is a “heist type film like Ant Man” with the Transformers racing to steal an unknown object where “energon is involved.”
Purportedly, the movie is “Set after Bumblebee 2018 film, it acknowledges it but not the rest of Bayformers” and will feature new human leads of white, black, and Latino origins. The leaker assures readers that “Steven Caple Jr. understands the IP from what I saw.”
“Small cast of robots, a little bigger than 2007 film. Movie emphasises on love and heart like Bumblebee rather than lore,” the leak continues. “Now keep in mind, I know all this stuff from some small plot lines I got to read and concept art I saw but it seems this is the direction they are going. Very Indiana Jones/Ant Man heist adventure film than previous films. I also saw a new face for Bumblebee, no idea if they will use it or not, it gave Bumblebee a mouth but the head design was similar to the previous film (Bumblebee 2018 movie) one. Robots are also thicker in the concept art.”
Fan favorites Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee, Arcee, Brawn, Ironhead, Wheeljack, Megatron, Star Scream, Soundwave, Shockwave, and other Seekers will appear in the film.
“There might be more, it seems Cheetor is part of the film as a guardian of the artifact. I did not see his design, only for Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Soundwave and Megatron.”
“The designs are updated. They are still bulky and thicker. Very G1. Nothing like Bayverse, the Bumblebee I saw has a face with a mouth and it looks cute,” the leaker writes. Megatron looks very big, he is taller than Prime and has his fusion cannon. Starscream has a new head, very sleek and G1 and humanoid. Soundwave has a body that makes him look like he transforms into some type of van, his head is more G1 now and updated. They are more detailed overall. Megatron also has a humanoid face with the bucket helmet thing.”
“Apparently there will be some Cybertron scenes in the film, the planet will look the same as in Bumblebee,” he concludes. “Optimus head is the same as in Bumblebee.”
Obviously, these alleged leaks should be treated as rumors as none of this has been confirmed.
The leaks do not mention ‘Charm City Kings’ director Angel Manuel Soto’s Transformers film or if they connect in any way.
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