"Ted," last summer's comedy hit, made over half a billion dollars at the world box office, a bona fide hit for writer, director, star, and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, but even with all of that success, the sequel wasn't a guarantee.
It seemed that MacFarlane may have been the big hold-out on any sequel to "Ted."
But apparently, all that has been smoothed over because a new "Ted" movie is on the way.
The first photo of Mark Wahlberg with the young cast from "Transformers: Age of Extinction" went online over the weekend, giving us a look at the new group of attractive people that will run away from Autobots, Decepticons, and Dinobots when they all return next summer.
It's a cool photo. Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are in the background looking pretty and distracted, while Wahlberg stares off into the distance. At what? We don't know exactly.
So since this is the most revealing piece of official promotional from the highly anticipated sequel, we decided that it's worth diving into what Wahlberg could possibly be look at off on the desert horizon.
Michael Bay is a director who knows what he likes, and he has no fears about sharing those interests with you. He wants his movies to have explosions and swirling cameras and unrealistically beautiful women. (Yeah, Shia LaBeouf really rebounded from Megan Fox with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.) And he's going to make his movies exactly how he wants to, whether you like it or not.
But a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," takes things to the next level. Bay can be seen shooting something from the movie, but there is havoc all around him. Debris is flying. The sun is shining down in perfect magic hour orange light. His face is doing this intense thing.
We frankly cannot get enough of this image, so we've decided to give our best guesses as to what is going on here.
After several rumors, set photos, this teasing interview with Mark Wahlberg, and a recent interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, it seems that the Dinobots are actually, really, totally going to appear in "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
It makes sense, right? This is a series that is looking to kickstart a new trilogy with a new leading man. Wouldn't it be a good idea to bring in a few fan favorites? The Dinobots have been beloved members of the "Transformers" universe since the mid-1980s, and but are bringing in more characters that the hardcore fans are particularly attached to a good idea for series that hasn't been that concerned with that population from the beginning?
After a batch of on-set photos captured a look at the crew hats on the new "Transformers" movie and essentially confirmed the Dinobots for the Wahlberg v. Robots fest, one of the films producers has gone on the record to promise awesomeness.
Also, get your first whiff of James Franco's For Your Consideration campaign in today's Dailies!
Didn't the Windy City go through enough the last time that Michael Bay and his crew of transforming robots visited? Apparently not, because the currently untitled fourth "Transformers" movie has once again set up shot in Chicago, and they seem dead-set on blowing the place to hell again.
As we can see in a new on-set video (via ComingSoon), Bay wasted no time blowing up even more of Chicago, but he has once again brought a mean grew of Autobots — and possibly Dinobots — to help defend the city from whatever forces are attacking.
They're not featured here, but paparazzi photos from the set earlier this week snapped a shot of hat worn by one of the crew member that appears to confirm the long-rumored Dinobot appearance. A new "Transformers" logo is shown on the hat and is ripped up by what looks like claw marks. Interesting!
Check out the set videos after the jump!
Earlier this week, MTV News ran an interview with Mark Wahlberg in which he danced around the question of whether the Dinobots would appear in "Transformers 4," as they're rumored to. "None of your business," he said. "You don't want me to get replaced halfway through production for divulging secrets."
While we have to admit that Wahlberg is definitely capable of trolling us on this one, we can't help but think that there's something to the rumor based on his response.
If that is the case, it's time you got your crash course in Dinobots, or at least a quick review, before "Transformers 4" hits theaters in June.
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The Autobots and Decepticons have descended upon the bankrupt city of Detroit, Michigan and seemed determined to blow it all up.
That's what we're seeing in two new videos from the set of "Transformers 4," Michael Bay's reboot of the series he started, which now stars Mark Wahlberg as a single father/inventor that encounters a new group of transforming robots, once again led by Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
Click past the jump to see the videos from the set.
The way Michael Bay has been releasing images of the new cars that will show up in "Transformers 4" you'd think that there aren't any actual humans in the movie, which is said to be the start of a new trilogy. The roll-out concluded yesterday with the reveal of another Bumblebee. Yes, there are two.
A few weeks ago, Bay released a photo of a retro Camaro with a badass black and yellow paint job, but the pictures of a Camaro concept car have us thinking that Bumblebee will once again jump from one car to another.
Videos from the set have given us some idea of the action we'll see when "Transformers 4" hits theaters next year, but we're still in the dark about which Autobots and Decepticons will be making appearances in the new installment.
Check out the pictures of all the new vehicles after the jump!
UPDATE: As a helpful commenter pointed out, this is a fan made picture that combines the Autobots revealed so far.
After a series of announcements, we officially have a full team of Autobots for "Transformers 4."
Director Michael Bay sent out this picture of the whole gang posing in a really epic way to close out the roster.
It looks like a solid team of robots in disguise, and this is before we even factor in Mark Wahlberg. Taking that all into consideration, "Transformers 4" is shaping up to be an interesting next step for the series.
"Transformers 4" will open in theaters on June 27, 2014.