Tyrese Gibson talks Transformers 2 and more

TransformersComingsoon.net has an interview with Tyrese Gibson in which he spills the beans on a few upcoming projects of interest (not including his currently filming Legion, which sounds like a bad version of The Prophecy).

Aside from his cameo in the unnecessary Fast and The Furious 4, Gibson is in consideration for the upcoming A-Team remake. Though he has yet to sign on, Gibson reveals that the character (BA Baracus, originally played by the indomitable Mr. T) will be updated. “He’s going to be a little different. We might keep the Mohawk, but we’re not going into no forty thousand chains. We’re going to 2009 Mr. BA,” Gibson said.

Gibson also commented on the rumor that he will play Marvel Comics’ Luke Cage, saying ” if that slot eventually opens up I’ll probably be that guy to come in there and bring that man to life and have a little fun. I have to do a lot of bench pressing. Luke Cage is a lot to live up to, but like I said I’m not officially signed on yet, but they definitely have me in mind. Mr. Avi Arad – love him.”

But, most importantly, Gibson spoke on Transformers 2. He has been in touch with the first film’s other actors – namely Jon (not John) Voight and Shia Lebouf – and that Michael Bay is going to “up the ante on round two and take it to a whole other level. I can’t go into any detail, but it’s going to be some real one-of-a-kind things going on in this movie that no one has ever visually seen in their life.”

On that note, IGN has an interview with Transformers scribe, Robert Orci, where they talk about, among other things, Transformers 2. According to Orci, the film will take place a few years down the line and will focus far more on the Transformers themselves. He addresses the conflicting levels of satisfaction with the first film among the series’ fans, noting,

“I think if you didn’t know Transformers at all and you came in and you liked the first movie, you’ll like the second one. However, some of the die hard fans, which we were a member of that group, felt, well, maybe it’s a little light. Maybe it wasn’t science fictiony enough. And I think the second one will deliver on a true Transformers story. You know, the first one, we had a limited budget for what it was. Every second of Transformer time is a million dollars or whatever the heck it is, so this time, because we were able to prove through the whole thing that it’s a viable live-action movie, we have a little more freedom this time to actually learn about the Transformers, see them, hear them. It’s a better balance between the humans and the Transformers.

The film begins shooting in three weeks, and this time around will feature fan favorite Soundwave, and possibly Ravage. I’m still holding out for Rodimus Prime.

Also, Jonah Hill will not be in Transformers 2. Thank God.

Related posts: Universal and Hasbro sign a six-year pact (updated), Special effects articles round-up.

Posted on May 18, 2008 at 12:47 by JasonS@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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