In an effort to capitalize on the unprecedented success of the groundbreaking Marvel Cinematic Universe, a host of rival studios have rushed to establish their own interconnected franchises, the vast majority of them falling prone at the first hurdle. The key to making this work is to let everything fall into place organically, which is why Quentin Tarantino has quietly tied all of his films together in the same narrative space for almost three decades without many people getting away with it. even account.
A new fan theory has now claimed that another of these shared secret universes exists in the most unexpected of places, linked by the biggest author of explosions and gratuitous destruction in cinema. Under only one minor figure, the evidence seems to indicate that the Transformers the films share a universe with those of 2009 Friday 13 remake, which was produced by Bay’s Platinum Dunes company.
While you would obviously be forgiven for not remembering the names of the vast majority of the characters in the Transformers series, not to mention those that only appeared for a few moments, in the first film, actor Travis Van Winkle plays Trent, the sportsman who gets dumped very early by Megan Fox’s Michaela and who is never seen or seen again. understood.
Two years later, Van Winkle appeared in the Friday 13 remake, again playing a jock named Trent, who ends up falling victim to Jason Voorhees. While the same actor playing two dudes named Trent with very similar personalities just two years apart might be a minor coincidence, the connection with Michael Bay and the fact that the mysterious Trent never gets a second name in any of the movies. is what spawned the recent theory.
If we roll with it and assume Trent is the same guy and the Transformers series and Friday 13 remaking sharing a universe creates the interesting notion of Optimus Prime and Jason Voorhees roaming small American towns at the same time, albeit with very different agendas.