Yesterday we were ‘treated’ to some imagery by artist Frankell Baramdyka who is a concept artist that has worked on various sci-fi and other genre movies. He posted a variety of images depicting scenes or locales we have yet to see in the Michael Bay Transformers universe. Many of these scenes included a proportionate render of Optimus Prime, further indicating that these sketches were definitely meant for the Transformers universe.
Everyone has pretty much agreed that these are meant specifically for the Transformers 3 video game that is likely to arise near the release of the next movie. However, each Transformers movie video game has had a directly correlating storyline to the movie it is based on. So these locales featured in the images are more than likely originally based on concepts that are being tossed around for the Transformers 3 plot.
Further support that these images are legit was provided by Hasbro and Activision so kindly requesting the removal of said images from the major Transformers sites. A few stray posts still exist in case you missed the glorious images.
So of course I wouldn’t be doing my self-appointent job if I didn’t tell you “what this all means.” Well first off, we see some locations which are called Junkion crash site, Jungle Planet, and LITHOS! I shouldn’t have to tell you what this implies, but depending on your outlook this could be incredibly cool or incredibly horrible. The only reason Lithos even has the right to be part of the Transformers mythos (rhyme!) is for one very large and menacing reason: UNICRON. And how else is Michael Bay planning to “out explode” the last film? Well considering how combiners were meant to be the big part of Transformers 2, yet fell flat, there are only a few gimmicks left that he can rely on in lieu of an actual plot or script: city-bots, multi-mode changers, or PLANET-FORMERS. Which one do you think will be chosen to the big finale here?
Speculation aside, we also saw some promising looks at some familiar friends, the Junkions. The bike modes that were displayed were incredibly sleek and should fit in with the movie Transformers like a glove.
So let the speculation begin! I for one would like to avoid Unicron coming into the picture next Summer. He is definitely a great character from the past, but I’d like to keep him that way. Let’s not let history repeat itself either. Turning Transformers into a space oddessy was what turned kids off from it back in the 80’s. Do we really need to watch this happen all over again?