My Fan-Cast For The Transformers: Ignition (MOVIE-REBOOT)by TheBigGenericon | created - 10 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
The Transformers: Ignition is my idea of a reboot for Hasbro's TF movie franchise in the year 2020. the film would be three acts, being the first on Cybertron.
The focus this time will be on Cybertronians, unlike the other films, but humans will still have some significance in the film.
And the robots will not be mere dubbed CG animations, they will be made with motion capture, in the best Hulk style.
Now, the past of Cybertron will be explored in a very basic way in my film, and will be expanded in the others. Autobots and Decepticons belonged to separate castes on Cybertron, with the good guys being academics and scientists, and villains, soldiers and gladiators. When the war began, Autobots armed themselves and resisted, but they are still civilians fighting against a more prepared and well equipped army.
Thus, following the tradition of the franchise, Autobots will take the form of civilian vehicles and rescue, while Decepticons will be tanks, fighters, helicopters and other things. but only here, this would be used to illustrate the ideological differences between the two armies, with Autobots preferring to mingle with the people of Earth to learn more about it, and Decepticons gaining warlike advantages, since victory in combat is the only thing that matters to them.
As for the visual, why not try to duplicate the looks of the G1 characters? First, they would be much more pleasing to the eye, and secondly, it would be easier to identify the robots. There comes a time when it is impossible to distinguish one Bayformer from the other.
1. Ty Simpkins
Actor | Jurassic World
At his young age, Ty Simpkins has proudly accomplished more than most in the world of entertainment - he has starred in two of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Simpkins can be seen opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal's dinosaur box office monster hit Jurassic World. Prior...
As Steven "Spike" Witwicky
In the original series, he was a friend and ally of the Autobots. But in this version, Steven is a little lost in life. He has completed his studies but has no interest in college. So he works in his own father's mechanical workshop, but in this he also does not devote himself, since he spends most of the day locked in his office playing online games. Obviously, this creates a lot of conflict with your father.
But Steven is not a bad boy, he's just a dreamer and quite immature. He does not want to lead any worldly life and dreams of something greater. He wants to leave a mark on the world, but he does not know how, nor is it moving to make it happen. The meeting with the Autobots and their involvement in the war will be the catalyst for their development.
(And I also think Simpkins is a great choice, he could use a lot of his youthful charm to character.)
Actor | Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in ...
As William "Sparkplug" Witwicky
In Michael Bay's version, the Sam Witwicky's father is just a comic relief, but here it will be different. Here, old Witwicky will be a hard-working working-class father, a former soldier, who fought in Afghanistan's first war and who alone set up a car repair and customization workshop. William will also be a widowed father, since his wife passed away shortly after having Steven.
William is quite rigid with the son, but his love for the boy is genuine. As he has always had his goals well defined throughout his life, the old man is afraid that his apparent lack of initiative will prevent him from building something for himself. The conflicts between the two arise whenever William tries to force Steven to follow a course in life that for the father seems appropriate.
Actor | Cast No Shadow
As Charles "Chip" Chase
Chip Chase was Spike's wheelchair friend during the G1 (the original animation) and Chip will continue to be a genius here as in G1, but will not use a wheelchair, only so he may have a more dynamic role in the action scenes .
Chip will be the "second in command" of William's workshop, a role for which he is totally dedicated, as he is raising money to start his own business. Being Steven's best friend, he understands the boy's dreamy way, but his responsible side understands Sparkplug's concerns, which often puts him as a mediator between the two, as his discussions begin to get out of control.
His role here will be that of the guy who "realizes there is something wrong" when he and Steven come into contact with the Autobots (in vehicle mode) for the first time. He will also provide some comic relief with Steven, but in a much more intelligent way than the characters of Michael Bay.
4. Gal Gadot
Actress | Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to a Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.
As Major Marissa Fairborn
Marissa, in G1, was a human military specialist in the fight against the Decepticons. But not only that, her parents are Flint and Lady Jaye, two high-ranking G.I. Joe officers. But here, this will not be mentioned. Let's just say that Marissa came from "a military family."
Marissa in this reboot is a BADASS soldier, who is not intimidated in front of Megatron, but who is also a fan of science fiction, always reading a great story in the intervals between the missions. This nerdy side helps her process the presence of Transformers more easily than the others and gives her a hook to make friends with Steven, something fundamental to her personal arc.
5. Peter Cullen
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Peter Cullen was born on July 28, 1941 in Montreal, Québec, Canada as Peter Claver Cullen. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).
As Optimus Prime
Optimus is the supreme commander of the Autobots and his leadership is the main reason why the Autobots managed to face the Decepticons as equals. He is noble, wise, altruistic and stoic, but he does not have a very good instinct for self-preservation. The Leader is always so dedicated to putting the well-being of others ahead of him that he forgets that the Autobots are extremely dependent on his command. And that's a problem.
Overall, Optimus is like a father to his soldiers, always trying to guide them in the best way possible, so that they become great soldiers even without his presence. This is the point that will connect you to Sparkplug, since they both want what is best for their group, but Optimus has a few million years more experience than Sparkplug and is more than willing to share it, with him.
His weapon would be the blaster ion, the classic weapon of his G1 version.
(Of course Peter could not miss, right?)
6. Steven Yeun
Actor | Okja
Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea, to June and Je Yeun. His family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year, and then moved to the U.S. He has a brother named Brian. He began acting while at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, where he studied Psychology as a major (BS in ...
Bumblebee is a brave Autobot. Still one of the smaller and weaker (physically) of the soldiers of Optimus, but that compensates it with the courage and the determination that sometimes it is lacking to the others.
He is a gentle bot and an extremely competent soldier who knows how to turn around even though he is clearly at a disadvantage when facing certain Decepticons. His only weapon would be a plasma cannon attached to his right forearm, but that is more than enough when allied to his ingenuity and agility.
Bee will continue as a Camaro himself, which I find a suitable alternative way for him.
Actor | Re-Animator
Jeffrey Combs was born on September 9th, 1954 in Oxnard, California. He grew up in Lompoc, California with a plethora of siblings both older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of ...
Ratchet here would be based on his version of Transformers Animated where he is a grumpy old man who fought in the Great War since his creation and who is already fed up with all this conflict.
Ratchet would be the group's mentor and second in command among the Autobots. The old doctor is dry and aggressive with his colleagues, and quite impatient with humans, but this is a facade to hide his hurt heart. Ratchet soon enlisted in the early years of the Great War, even before Optimus was named leader of the Autobots, and lost countless friends on the battlefield. He grieves for every life he could not save.
Ratchet would not have weapons, since his main function is not combat. Instead, it has surgical instruments, such as a laser scalpel and an EMP generator, used to "anesthetize" Transformers before an operation. Years of experience have taught him to use such equipment as weapons.
Actor | The Walking Dead
Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.
Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also ...
In the Bayformers, Hound is a military robot, old and fat. Well, the original Hound is nothing like that, and it's in the G1 version we're going to base ourselves on.
Hound in this reboot is a crawler. Hound can follow the trail left by any robot or human, with the advantage of being able to design holograms to remain incognito. More than once, he managed to find Decepticons hiding places that would go unnoticed by his war comrades.
Since he is basically a Boy Scout, Hound is not necessarily equipped for battle, preferring to use his holograms to foil enemies, or make them lower their guard so that another stronger Autobot attacks them.
9. Seth Rogen
Actor | This Is the End
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.
Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...
Trailbreaker is a joker. He is the guy who in the midst of a rain of nuclear bursts, let loose one: "And I here, without my umbrella that Isolate radiation!"
And like every joker, he is an insecure who hides his fears behind the sense of humor. Trailbreaker is yet another robot that was not ready for war, but soon armed when it started. Although it has a true arsenal attached to your body, these modifications have had their cost: High energy consumption.
In addition to its weapons, Trailbreaker is also capable of generating force fields, which consume even MORE ENERGY. Such power can create incredible moments of tension during the action scenes.
(But no junkies jokes here, okay?)
Actor | The Imitation Game
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...
Megatron is not merely the leader of the Decepticons, but is also the founder of the group and also the bot that began the Great War that consumed Cybertron for billions of years. Ultra nationalist, he believes that the fate of the Transformer race is to expand their dominions across the universe, subjugating inferior races and thus giving birth to a great galactic empire. The leader of the Decepticons believes in "order by force," which puts him in direct conflict with Optimus, who preaches that "freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
So yes, we will have a clear ideological conflict here. Megatron will be a general, tyrannical and violent, but he will have clear goals. He will not just be a bogeyman who growls and barks a lot, as he did in all the movies. Megatron is a despotic leader who inspires terror in his followers and with tremendous outbursts of fury but a clear intelligence and strategic ability behind everything. Megatron possesses physical strength and firepower, but he is a brilliant military commander, not a mere brute.
And yes, the fusion cannon is in this movie. Incidentally, the alternative form of Megatron will be a tank.
11. Ryan Reynolds
Actor | Deadpool
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...
In the Bayformers, Starscream is just another loyal footman of Megatron, which goes against any and every interpretation of the character. My version of Starscream will be the most famous robotic Judas in the galaxy and the second in command of the Decepticons, Megatron's right arm and the most unbeatable and treacherous on this side of the cosmos.
Starscream has no problem criticizing Megatron behind his back, and that time and again he will speak openly against him, only to be brutally put in his place by Commander Decepticon.
Incidentally, I want to answer a very old question: Why does Megatron keep this bot under his command? Here, the Decepticons will be in search of energy, and Starscream is the only Decepticon who has the knowledge to turn any form of primitive fuel into Energon, which is the "food" of the Transformers.
12. Lance Henriksen
Actor | Hard Target
An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...
Soundwave is the communications officer of the Decepticons and is also the master of espionage. But he will play a small role in this film.
It will turn into a cybertronian jet resembling a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk and will coordinate the operations of the Decepticons on Earth. It will play a bigger role in the sequel.
(I want Lance Henrikssen as the voice, because it sounds like Satan's nails scratching a blackboard.)
13. Eva Green
Actress | Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French, Spanish,...
Blackarachnia in this movie is based on its Transformers Animated counterpart. The other Decepticons do not take her seriously, because of her size (she is smaller than Bumblebee) and her apparent lack of armaments, but the truth is that she is one of the most dangerous bots under Megatron's command. Arachnia is a master at using poisons and toxins capable of paralyzing or even completely deactivating the vital systems of any Transformer.
Despite working with the Decepticons, she does not see herself as one of them. Arachnia works with Megatron solely because he accepted her in his troops. The girl despises the two factions equally and has quite personal plans, which will be revealed in the future.
Blackarachnia will be a Femme Fatale, but I want there to be a bit of sadness in her character. She will not be unnecessarily cruel, always abandoning a fight when her opponent is incapacitated.
14. Kevin Grevioux
Actor | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending ...
In the first movie, the heavy weight of the Decepticons was Blackout (the helicopter), but I want to go further, so I choose Lugnut.
Lugnut is a ridiculously strong robot, capable of facing entire enemy platoons, and owner of the feared "Punch of Kill Everything", which is capable of destroying an entire building. Lugnut is one of the most loyal followers of Megatron, who makes one of the most dangerous Decepticons under his command.
Even among the other Decepticons. Lugnut is the largest among them, so its alternative form will be that of a Boeing P-8 Poseidon, one of the most modern bomber aircraft.
15. Michael Wincott
Actor | Basquiat
Widely respected among peers for his fearless commitment, Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott was born to an English father and Italian mother in Scarborough, a working class suburb of Toronto. His career began fortuitously in 1976 at the CBC, cast by Deidre Bowen, Clare Walker and director Mike Newell...
Barricade is the police car of the movies. I took some creative liberties with it.
Barricade is the interrogator of the Decepticons. He has taken part in many clandestine races with Cybertronian gangs and is one of the few colleagues in Starscream. He follows Megatron because he believes the Decepitcons will bring equality to everyone on Cybertron.
He will have a rivalry with Bee and will continue to be a police car.
16. Frank Welker
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream in California, and started a voice acting career which has amassed over five decades of hundreds of credits, accolades, and friends. Frank worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Indira/...
Bombshock is an Insecticon that has been genetically modified to a terrible beast. He has low intelligence and obeys only his "queen" Blackarachnia.
Bombshock is little more than a savage beast, his role is to strike in the direction where Blackarachnia points him. So Frank Welker, who was the voice of half the cast of the original series, including the grunts and other sounds of the animals Transformers, can take care of the vocal department of Bombshock without problems.
(Yes, I know what you're thinking, Frank was the Megatron in G1, but I'd rather give the role of Megatron to Benedict.)
Writer | El laberinto del fauno
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...
(If you have someone to direct this, it's certainly Mr. del Toro. Seriously, what he did with Pacific Rim was FANTASTIC!)
18. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
Writer | Pacific Rim: Uprising
20. Steven Spielberg
Producer | Schindler's List
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...