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Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Getting Makeovers in "Transformers 3"

Posted: March 2nd, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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During the Visual Effects Society Awards on Sunday, Sci-fi Wire had the chance to speak to the people from the Industrial Light and Magic effects house who are working on the third "Transformers" film. According to them, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be getting a makeover.

"Our two lead characters, Optimus and Bumblebee, needed to be updated for the next chapter in the Transformers series," said animation supervisor Scott Benza. "Bumblebee's matured a little bit, so I would just say look for subtle changes to his physique that have him look more mature. We always want the robots to look cooler than they did the last time, so [Optimus Prime is] going to look a little more heroic, I would say."

Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar added: "[Prime will have] little tiny things that maybe the average viewer isn't going to notice but probably the fanboys will. You actually will run into pieces that are maybe always in the way, and wouldn't it be nice if that part wasn't there? Maybe you make a shift in the shoulder, in the chest or what have you. So it might be proportioning, but it also might be for usability, so [the animators]' task could be easier, too."

Source: Sci-Fi Wire

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Scrooge McDuck writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 6:47:44 PM

A vagina? Wouldn't surprise me.
chrisc20002003 writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 6:56:31 PM

Or maybe they could just make a "GOOD" movie this time. So much time and effort is spent on effects and sound, yet the story and acting from TF2 was amazingly bad.
OneTime writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 6:58:10 PM

matured a bit?? wtf didnt know robots could mature...cant wait to see what puberty looks like robotic style.
@nchorman writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 7:23:51 PM

well looks like bumbleee is heading through puberty...watch him get pimples and his voice cracks....oh...sorry...that already happens
SeWerin writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 7:36:13 PM

Loose the lips for Prime! Wait, get rid of mouths for all Transformers characters!
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 8:09:36 PM

Mmmmmmmmm? How about they put some time and money into the script and change director (I knw it aint gonna happen) instead of wasting it on the robots? So I'm with chrisc20002003 on this one.
Ari Gold writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 8:13:21 PM

They should make Optimus' face look like the blue waffle.
@nchorman writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 8:24:49 PM

as much as the visual effects are important...THE SCRIPT needs to be great for the audience and critics to love the characters...and it just didnt happen in the 2nd one...i didnt even know jolt was in the whole dam movie until he was electrocuting OP...how fkn stupid??
on March 2nd, 2010 at 9:03:51 PM

"makeover"? They getting their p*ssys whitened?
encoreyourface writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 9:22:03 PM

just take Bumblebee out of the picture, never liked his character, just let him f*cking speak already ...

also Optimus doesn't need a make-over, the franchise does ...
Kurskij writes:
on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:50:22 PM


Tears, masturbation, suicidal tendencies I hope.

At least it'll be fun.
encoreyourface writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:10:39 AM

"Tears, masturbation, suicidal tendencies"

so Friday night at Dandy's house?
masht7 writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:22:10 AM

Bumblebee's matured a little bit

And Michael Bay has too?
Kurskij writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:25:37 AM


More like just another boring weekday.

Remember, Dandy rents his ass to chimpanzees in local zoo, shoves a dozen gerbils up the ass and calls it a day.
encoreyourface writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 12:27:02 AM

rocketman writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 1:22:37 AM

How about Bumblebee looking a bit more VW Bettle?Just a thought.
Affliction writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 2:15:02 AM

hmmm... "meanwhile Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time, The Legion of Doom, dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe."
Goober3000 writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 3:01:02 AM

OMG there's going to be a live action Transformers movie!!!!!
The Real Joker writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 5:39:07 AM

Please, no retarded hip-hop robots in this one, okay? and please gawd make bumblebee into a vw beetle and also make Optimus prime not so gay?
Peter Parker writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 5:50:16 AM

Bumblebee transformed into a f*cking car, literally:

NatG83 writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 11:15:00 AM

"so [Optimus Prime is] going to look a little more heroic, I would say."

I guess he's getting a cape.
rocketman writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 3:07:12 PM

@PP Look like a vast improvement on Bays efforts,although i gotta say i've seen bigger knockers on a dolls house.
stubiedoo writes:
on March 3rd, 2010 at 9:17:35 PM

maybe bumblebee's robot balls have dropped

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