The trailer for the Netflix original anime series, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siegemade its debut yesterday at the New York Toy Fair, and it promises to showcase a new side of the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.
The trailer is set during the midpoint of the War for Cybertron, and things are not looking good for the Autobots, who are trying to preventÂ Megatron from finding theÂ AllSpark.
Developed by Rooster Teeth Studios, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: SiegeÂ will premiere later this year on Netflix. The series features the voice talents of Jake Foushee as Optimus Prime, Jason Marnocha as Megatron, Linsay Rousseau as Elita-1, Joe Zieja as Bumblebee, Frank Todaro as Starscream, Rafael Goldstein as Ratchet, Keith Silverstein as Jetfire, Todd Haberkorn as Shockwave & Red Alert , Edward Bosco as Ultra Magnus & Soundwave, Bill Rogers as Wheeljack, Sophia Isabella as Arcee, Brook Chalmers as Impactor, Shawn Hawkins as Mirage, Kaiser Johnson as Ironhide, Miles Luna as Teletraan I & Cliffjumper, and Mark Whitten as Sideswipe & Skywarp.
A preview of Transformers Galaxies #5 is now available on Apple Books preview:
â€œWannabee,â€ Part One! Years ago, a Probat scientist visiting Cybertron had his life saved by the one and only Bumblebee! Now the Probats are huge fans, and when Deathsaurus goes to negotiate a new energy deal, he wants their number one bot on his side. Unfortunately, Beeâ€™s a little busy, so Deathsaurus turns to the next best optionâ€”the guy who looks like red Bumblebee, Cliffjumper!
The issue is scheduled to arrive on shelves March 4. You can find the preview pages at the following link:
Metro.us has an article on the current state of the Transformers franchise on the big screen, in which producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura offers several thoughts about the future.
â€œWe actually have an animated movie in the works that will tell the whole Cybertron mythology. The fans will love that,â€ diBonaventura teases. â€œWeâ€™re trying to figure out an [Optimus Prime solo movie].â€
However, diBonaventura admits that trying to create an Optimus Prime solo movie will be rather tricky.
â€œIt will be hard with Optimus, he is always right, very stoic and is a man of few words â€¦ It is kind of like saying, â€˜Lets do a movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi?â€™ But how much is there to say about Obi-Wan? It is not so easy.”
NewÂ EmpireÂ day continues with this exclusive still fromÂ Transformersspin-offÂ Bumblebee.Â Hailee SteinfeldÂ is the latest sidekick for the vocally challenged, heroic Autobot. Bumblebee himself, meanwhile, is no longer the other movies’ Chevy Camaro, but a VW Beetle, as he was in the original cartoons.
Today marked the beginning ofÂ Steam’s Winter SaleÂ and that means folks are poking around to potentially give older games a second chance now that they’re discounted. With that in mind, I hope you weren’t in the mood forÂ TransformersÂ over the holiday break. You’re going to come up empty-handed.
Transformers: War for Cybertron,Â Fall of Cybertron,Â Rise of the Dark Spark, andÂ DevastationÂ are no longer available for purchase on Steam, and that also goes for their DLC packs. What’s more, we’ve lost out on another (albeit much less fondly remembered) game from Platinum:Â The Legend of Korra.
These games have also vanished from PlayStation Network but, at the time of writing, are still available for purchase on Xbox Live. That said, it’s surely only a matter of time if this is a licensing issue.
It’s a shame Activision didn’t give an advance notice.
Collider.com has posted an interview with the legendary Peter Cullen, the original voice of G1 Optimus Prime, as well as the live action movies, Transformers Prime, and now Titans Return. In addition, Mr. Cullen answers some fan questions from Twitter as well.
What is one thing you look for in an offer to play Optimus Prime that makes you say, â€œYesâ€?
Peter Cullen: Itâ€™d be no surprise to say that [itâ€™s] the consistency of the character. As long as the character is the original, then itâ€™s a go. If it varies from it, without good reason or explanation, then I would â€¦ Iâ€™ve never had to say, â€œNo,â€ but I would if it didnâ€™t meet those prerogatives.
What are the core values that make up Optimus Prime?
Cullen: Originally, the character stood out for his very demonstrative sense of trustworthiness and leadership qualities that were deeply embedded into this steel body, for one reason or another. It was the qualities of human leadership within that character, and they were all there: Strength, honesty, nobility, trustworthiness, a wonderful sense of courage that is not egotistical courage, itâ€™s more of a giving courage, a caring courage. Those qualities really stood out back then.
“Titans Return” picks up the story where “Combiner Wars” ended. Peter Cullen returns to voice Optimus Prime in these opening installments of the second part of the trilogy, as the Titans return to life on Cybertron following the combiner wars.
Machinima have posted a short video with some of the cast of “Titans Return” discussing their roles. Of particular interest to G1 fans is Judd Nelson once again playing Hot Rod/Rodimus, as he did in the 1986 animated Transformers film.
Titans Return picks up where the destruction of Combiner Wars left off when a new threat is revealed in the form of the massive Titan named Trypticon, who has awakened under mysterious circumstances to wreak havoc on Cybertron. Witness the beginning of the end on November 14th when Transformers: Titans Return launches on go90: https://www.go90.com/shows/3OhDENwXXKe