So I'm reading this TFormers blurb...
Peter Cullen commented that there will be at least two more movies in the works due to the heavy financial investment of the CG developed for the character of Optimus Prime by Dreamworks....and that got a what the phrock out of me. "Financial investment of the CG developed for the character of Optimus Prime" doesn't make much sense to me from a production perspective.
Prime is theoretically no more complex than any other of the CG sprites that make up the other bots.
And you wouldn't make 2 additional films to get your investment out of the first one back! That doesn't make one iota of financial sense.
The funny thing here is figuring out the gimmick that Hasbro will force Paramount to use for a Transformers II: Cybertron Boogaloo that gives new forms to Prime and the others.
Hasbro will have to have new toy designs on the shelves since most of the money made off the film sure as hell won't be going to them!
As geek fans, we've come to expect a totally different Prime every series without the slightest explanation given for why Prime (and the others) looks different.
The audience for the film will be a bit different.
I suppose it may just be as simple as scanning a new truck for some reason. But then every character will do this and every character will end up doing this in every film!
That's what's so funny.
But the toys gotta be sold!