In an effort to capitalize on the unprecedented success of the groundbreaking Marvel Cinematic Universe, an entire host of rival studios rushed to determine interconnected franchises of their very own, with the overwhelming majority of them falling flat on their faces on the first hurdle. The key to creating it work is letting the whole lot fall into place organically, which is why Quentin Tarantino quietly linked all of his motion pictures collectively in the identical narrative house over practically three many years with out lots of people even noticing.
A brand new fan concept has now claimed although that one other considered one of these secret shared universes exists in essentially the most surprising of locations, tied collectively by cinema’s foremost auteur of explosions and wanton destruction. By advantage of 1 minor character alone, the proof appears to level to the truth that Michael Bay’s Transformers motion pictures share a universe with 2009’s Friday the 13th remake, which was produced by Bay’s Platinum Dunes firm.
Whilst you’d clearly be forgiven for failing to recollect the names of the overwhelming majority of the characters within the Transformers sequence, by no means thoughts ones that solely appeared for just a few moments, within the first film actor Travis Van Winkle performs Trent, the jock who will get dumped early on by Megan Fox’s Michaela and is then by no means seen or heard from once more.
Two years later, Van Winkle popped up within the Friday the 13th remake, once more enjoying a jock by the title of Trent, who finally ends up falling sufferer to Jason Voorhees. Whereas the identical actor enjoying two dudes named Trent with very comparable personalities simply two years aside could be a minor coincidence, the Michael Bay connection and the truth that the mysterious Trent is rarely given a second title in both film is what spawned the latest concept.
If we simply roll with it and assume that Trent is identical man and the Transformers sequence and Friday the 13th remake share a universe, it creates the fascinating notion of each Optimus Prime and Jason Voorhees roaming round small-town America on the similar time, albeit with very completely different agendas.