Directed by Michael Bay, 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight is a sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction and the fifth movie in the Transformers franchise. The movie starred Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanely Tucci, and Anthony Hopkins. In the movie, Wahlberg’s character Cade Yeager is gifted a Talisman by a dying Transformer Knight.

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Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager Transformers franchise | Paramount Pictures

Yeager is soon recruited to save the world from the threat of the Unicorn. Upon its release, the movie ended up with negative reviews and was deemed a box-office failure. Apart from the terrible reviews that the movie received, fans also pointed out the mistakes made in the movie, and one such mistake is related to Cogman.

Michael Bay’s ‘silly mistake’ in Mark Wahlberg’s Transformers: The Last Knight

The Transformers franchise has been one of the most loved franchises amongst the audience, and characters like BumbleBee and Optimus Prime have grown to be fan favorites for the audience. However, not even the admiration of the audience for the franchise could save 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight from being a box office disaster.

An Instagram user (@movie.flax) recently shared that at exactly 1:11:53 seconds in the movie, the audience can see a mopcap actor in the frame, which the user mentioned is not a big mistake, but ardent fans cannot simply ignore this.

The presence of a mop-cap actor was mentioned after the user explained how Cogman’s real body is comparatively small compared to other Autobots. Cogman was voiced by actor Jim Carter and is often described as a sociopath who is polite and human-sized. According to the user, the Autobot serves as a faithful butler to Sir Edmund Burton and can transform into a 2017 Aston Martin DB11 in the toy line.

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Cogman | Paramount Pictures

Fans commented that Cogman is an Auto Bot headmaster in the movie, which is a type of Cybertronian diminutive in size that forms the head of a large bot. It has been known that Cogman is as tall as an average human. This silly mistake in the movie is not the first time fans have noticed a mistake in a movie or series, as Game of Thrones season 8 Starbucks Coffee Cup was at the time one of the biggest topics for the viewers of the show. In the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, viewers paused to capture an out-of-place coffee cup sitting on the table with the actors. Starbucks at the time joked with a tweet,

TBH, we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink.

According to EW, HBO mentioned that it was a mistake in response to the viewers raising questions about the craft services’ coffee cup in the episode. They added that Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea, and later the coffee cup was removed from the episode. Actress Emilia Clarke revealed on Tonight With Jimmy Fallon that the coffee cup belonged to Conleth Hill.

This goes on to show how keenly the ardent viewers observe every single frame of the series or the movie they watch. Sometimes these mistakes blow up, and sometimes they are part of an online discussion, but the makers should always be careful as they affect the image of the project. These mistakes not only upset the actors involved in the project but also puts them in a bad light which they’d never want.

Transformers: The Last Knight’s animation supervisor talks about his approach to Cogman

The animation supervisor Rick O’Connor, in his interview with Art of VFX, was asked about his approach towards Cogman, to which he said,

Cogman was a wonderful character to develop. We approached him as a character who is trying to be something that he isn’t. He’s trying so hard to be the perfect and obedient servant, but his true personality as an unhinged warrior breaks free easily.

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Cogman was a fun character to develop | Paramount Pictures

O’Connor further explained that Cogman cannot help himself from enjoying confrontation and violence, and he welcomes a fight. He noted that the Autobot loves a good old-fashioned car chase, and in fact, it takes every ounce of self-control for him to act as a good butler, including assaulting himself to shake the desire to fight.

The supervisor also mentioned that Cogman’s internal conflict is very evident for the audience to witness with every twitch of his eye, and it’s one of the reasons why he is one of the favorites for animators to tackle. He goes further to explain that in terms of the facial expression of the Autobot, they review the actor delivering lines to see what they can learn, and if the actor does something interesting with their expression, they incorporate that into the animation.

Transformers’ movies are available to stream on Paramount+.

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