Things are ramping up for "Transformers 4." With the cast, featuring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Raynor, and the newly added T.J. Miller, now in place, production can kick off on what is promised to be the start of a new trilogy for the robot-car action series.
Our first official look at the production comes via director Michael Bay, who shared looks at some of the new cars that will be featured in "Transformers 4." He also kindly provided a look at the completely redesigned — expect for the 90s-era flames — Optimus Prime.
Head over to MTV News for a look at the rest of the cars!
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There are only a handful of ways to experience the world of "Star Wars" for yourself, but most of them are pretty lame. You could buy a replica lightsaber, but it won't actually work. You could go to Disney World, but that Darth Vader is someone's nephew and will probably break into dance before long.
But for the 30th anniversary of the folks over at LEGO gave MTV Geek a chance to get close to an X-Wing that's as big of as the real thing... but you know, made out of LEGOs.
Fun fact: The entire thing took more than 5.3 million individual bricks to build and weighs (internal steel skeleton included) 46,000 pounds.
Head over to MTV Geek for more photos!
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The Michael Bay-produced reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise has been filming in New York City for a few weeks now, and turtles sightings—or sighting of actors in awkward motion capture suits—have become more and more frequent.
MTV News got word that Megan Fox, this version's April O'Neil, was filming a scene just down the street from our Times Square offices, so I headed down to 47th and Broadway to see what I could see.
Fox was on hand, along with one of her amphibian costars, Alan Ritchson who plays Raphael, plus three other well-known characters that you might not expect.
Read more and see more set photos after the jump!
To create this sparkling version of the 1920s in "The Great Gatsby," director Baz Luhrmann dove deep into history to discover how that world could possibly speak to the audiences of today. Part of that research has been made available on an interactive web site, but there's still more to come.
We have an exclusive look at some of the yet-to-be released chapters, which includes an extensive studio of 1920s slang terms and never-before-seen photos.
Take a look after the jump!
Caesar and his ape followers have evolved quite a bit since the events of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." As seen in a Twitter photo posted by director Matt Reeves, a "new dawn" is coming in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" where apes can ride horses.
The image Reeves posted shows Andy Serkis' Caesar facing having a conversation with Jason Clarke's character. Serkis and another man can be seen wearing motion capture suits, but interestingly their characters are seen on horses. That's a nice nod to the original "Planet of the Apes" movies, where horses were a main means of travel for the apes.
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Over the past few days, photos from the set of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot have surfaced, revealing Megan Fox's April O'Neil, but now we have our first look at the turtles themselves. Only they don't look that much like turtles.
What you're looking at is the leads of the Michael Bay-produced reboot in their motion capture outfits, complete with shell inner-tube. You'll also be able to see what might just be the revamped Foot Clan.
Check out more photos after the jump!
The curtain on Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" adaptation has slowly started to pull back, with a handful of photos and a poster to its name. It can now add the first photo of Ben Kingsley's Mazer Rackham to the list, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
As the mysterious and weathered warrior, Kingsley went deep into his research and embodied the character. Learn what he told EW about his preparation after the jump!
In "Peeples," Craig Robinson has to do what just about every boyfriend in history has dreaded, meeting his girlfriend's parents, but the Peeples aren't any family. They're the "Chocolate Kennedys" as Robinson's character describes them.
"Peeples" tells the story of that meeting and how very, very wrong it goes. If Robinson's character wants to win the hand of his girlfriend, played by "Django Unchained" actress Kerry Washington, he'll have to impress her federal judge father, played by David Alan Grier.
We have an exclusive image from "Peeples," which you can check out after the jump!
We've known director Neil Blomkamp has been working on "Elysium," his follow-up to "District 9," for years now, but still know relatively little about the movie. It's due in theaters on August 9, and two new photos have been released that show us more than just Matt Damon running around in a funny suit — finally.
The images were published by San Paulo newspaper Illustrada and introduce fans to Wagner Moura and Alice Braga's characters for the first time. The paper also elaborates on who the characters they're playing are, which you can find out after the jump.
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We're not entirely sure if you've seen "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" by now, but if you haven't, there's a death about 20 minutes into the movie that should come as a surprise to anyone who hasn't seen the trailers, TV spots, or a synopsis of the toy-inspired sequel.
If you have, then you understand the shock (?) of seeing a headlining star bite the dust early in a big movie. "G.I. Joe" isn't the only example, however, and the folks over at Next Movie have put together an infographic that collects some of the most memorable early departures.
Check it out after the jump!