Michael Bay announced via Twitter recently that he had cast Nicole Peltz as the female lead in Transformers 4, which I don’t know… makes her kinda like Megan Fox except closer to the straight-to-video end of the spectrum. Big break for Ms. Peltz, hope the movie doesn’t suck.
At the 2013 Toy Fair in NYC this past weekend, Hasbro rolled out a number of awesome new Transformers, including Metroplex, a bot that stands 2 feet tall when in robot form and can turn into either a large vehicle or a small city. This makes Metroplex the largest Transformer ever, even bigger than Fortress Maximus.
Hoooly shit, this needs to happen. Apparently, right before the DC New 52 relaunch, there was a pitch made to incorporate Transformers into the larger DC universe, including pulling Optimus Prime into the Green Lantern corps. But when the New 52 came around, the project was sidelined. MAKE THIS HAPPEN GOD DAMMIT.
It’s easy enough to take one geek thing and mash it up with another geek thing, but when you go as far as Julius Von Brunk and make a Game Boy Transformer out of Legos… I just have no words. My mind is blown and my pants are feeling a little warm all of a sudden.
If you can’t get enough of the over-CGI’d goodness of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, you’ll be happy to hear that Bay will be working on a fourth Transformers film, due out summer of 2014. I know… I can’t wait to see what sort of robotic hijinks will ensue this time.