7 Fun Facts About Transformers Before The Release Of Age Of Extinction.

7 Fun Facts About Transformers Before The Release Of Age Of Extinction.

Marv D'Souza
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Fans of the Transformers will get their first officially look at Transformers: Age Of Extinction this Friday, the 27th of June. Starring, Mark Wahlberg and your favourite Autobots and those love-to-hate Decepticons, I am pretty excited get a taste of the story now that “The Rules Have Changed!”

For new & old fans of the franchise, here are 7 fun facts around the Transformers!

1. Simpson as Transformers

Yup, the Simpsons family featured as Transformers in one of their infamous show intros!

2. And Family Guy too!

Peter Griffin compares his dog and best friend, Brian’s negative attitude to Negatron, the always negative Decepticon. Negatron is purely a Family Guy creation and isn’t a true Transformer. Nonetheless, the character transforms into a canoe which is pretty hilarious!

3. The Voice Of Optimus Prime

From the original cast of Transformers in 1984, Peter Cullen has been the voice that features in the last 4 Transformer flicks, the video games, short films and TV series. Phew!

Peter Cullen (left) is the voice of Optimus Prime (right)
Peter Cullen (left) is the voice of Optimus Prime (right)

Interestingly, young Peter Cullen looks a lot like Shia LeBeouf who plays Sam Witwicky in Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011). Here’s a picture of Cullen in High school posted by Reddit!

High school ping of Peter Cullen and (Right) Shia LeBeouf
High school ping of Peter Cullen and (Right) Shia LeBeouf

4. Maggie Wanted peace

The stunner from down under, Rachael Taylor who played the role of a hacker/computer genius in Transformers, did not return to the sequel. Why? The reason that Taylor gives is that she wasn’t contracted for more than one movie and that, in her opinion, her character would not “fit into” the story of a sequel. In fact, there are a few forums that also talk of the actress’s pacifist side and how she may have not been that enthusiastic about starring in what was fundamentally a war-themed film.

Rachael Taylor as Maggie Madsen
Rachael Taylor as Maggie Madsen

5. Mikaela Banes = Michael Bay

Trivia websites have pointed out the similarity between the names of the character Mikaela Banes played by Megan Fox and Transformer director, Michael Bay.

(Left) Michael Bay, (Right) Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes
(Left) Michael Bay, (Right) Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes

6. Authentic Army Toys

In an attempt to keep the film realistic and under budget, the U.S. Department of Defence provided their support towards the franchise. They provided material for authentic army uniforms to even having soldier play extras in the films! The Military also provided their vehicles as the alternate modes of the Decepticons, Starscream and Bonecrusher and, of course, their F-22 and CV-22 aircrafts were also filmed.

Michael Bay shooting a sequence with the U.S. Troops
Michael Bay shooting a sequence with the U.S. Troops

7. Skrillex on the soundtrack for TRANSFORMERS: Age Of Extinction

Finally, bass, dubstep and electronic musician, Skrillex officially appears on the soundtrack for a Transformers flick! He described his tunes for the movie as some of the ‘craziest sounds’ he’s made. Yay!

 

What does it really sound like? We’ll have to wait for it. Till then, here’s the trailer from Transformers: Age Of Extinctions

 

So tell us who is your favourite Transformer? Leave your answer’s in the comments below and stay tuned for my review!