New ‘Transformers 3′ Set Photos & Production Update

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm,

The biggest news to come out since Transformers 3 began production three weeks ago was the announcement that Megan Fox was out and Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was in as the film’s eye candy female lead.

There are now some photos from the Transformers 3 set that provide – among other things – an early look at the new vehicle design of Autobots Rachet and Ironhide, as well as Huntington-Whiteley on set.  In addition, we have the scoop on the current status of Michael Bay and Co.’s plans to film part of the third giant robots flick in Washington D.C.

Transformers 3 will see Shia LaBeouf return as the young Sam Witwicky, who will undoubtedly spend most of his screen time either running for his life while giant CGI robots wreck havoc around him, or flirting awkwardly with his new love interest, played by Huntington-Whiteley.  Will the two young leads be able to recreate the (*cough*) sizzling chemistry that LaBeouf and Fox had in the first two Transformers movies?  Only time will tell, my fellow Screen Rant readers.

You can take a first look at Huntington-Whiteley on the set of Transformers 3 below:

Those less interested in the human characters of Transformers 3 - no matter how good they look in flimsy lingerie – can enjoy these new vehicle photos which include (in order) the new design for emergency vehicle Ratchet, pickup truck Ironhide (next to a largely covered Optimus Prime), and the U.S. Army Sky Warrior planes that will appear in the film as well.

Check out these new pics below:

Finally, the Washington Post has reported that Paramount and Dreamworks officials are working out plans to film a portion of Transformers 3 on location in the city of Washington D.C.  Despite the obvious business the $200 + million project would (temporarily) bring in, the issue of just how long Michael Bay and his crew will be working there is up in the air for now.

Here’s the official word on that matter:

A dispute with the [D.C.] Park Service, however, over where and what the film crew [of Transformers 3] will be allowed to shoot has producers from Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks scaling back their plans for the city.  The companies had planned a colossal number of filming days — about 14 — in addition to an expected month or more of time in D.C. for other production needs.  Now that period of “principal photography” might be whittled down to less than a week, despite the project having director Michael Bay and producer Steven Spielberg at the helm.

Part of the problem is related to just what Bay and his Transformers crew want to do in the city – the likes of which includes staging an elaborate “car race” at the National Mall and “simulated explosions and pyrotechnics at locations along Pennsylvania and Independence avenues.” As D.C. Park Service spokesman Bill Line puts it,“[the filmmakers] have asked to do some things that simply are not done…”

What do you make of this?  Are you confused as to how Washington D.C. officials might’ve expected anything else from Bay and his Transformers crew?  Does Transformers 3 sound and look like it’ll be an even bigger version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in terms of, well, everything?

Transformers 3 will arrive in theaters in the U.S. on July 1st, 2011.

Source: Flickr, Washington Post (via SuperHeroHype)

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  1. Man take a look back at these movies is it just me or do these movies need to be rehauled!!!!!!!!!!

    Think about it man too bad they could not make these movies R rated i mean giant robots that are sharp and have guns.. dont you think these things would be tearing some a$$ up. Your a car run someone over. You have a gun Freaking shoot someone.

    Im sorry for all you Transformers nerds out there but man this pisses me off.

    • @”Im sorry for all you Transformers nerds out there but man this pisses me off.”

      Why b/c the films aren’t rated R? How would that make up for the plot holes, horrible acting?

  2. I’m surprised Bay didn’t ask to blow up the white house, and then rebuild it.

    • lol

    • ahahaha

  3. Is it just me or is the new girl dressed only in a robe, smoking a cigarette and picking her nose? Reminds me of all the “classy” girls working at the strip clubs in my town.

    • Hahahhaahhhaha

      • Lmao. Watch her character be some prostitute Sam hooks up with after breaking up with Mikaela.

    • When I saw that photo, I thought the same thing. :-)

  4. It does look like shes digging up her nose for some gold. I never seen Fox do that

    • Oh come on. She just has an itch

  5. So let me get this straight. Bay is going to pick a model with no acting experience to star in a movie. Then, he is going to have her jump right into filming without letting her learn from an acting coach for 3 weeks or so? Damn.

  6. Hahaha this looks just as bad as the last one. He’ll never learn.

  7. hell yeah, if you do hate it then dont watch it, as simple as that. just stay back home , save your dollars. this movie doesnt need haters like you

  8. It says a lot about the quality of a script when you have an actress abandon the film then create a completely new character for her replacement with minimal turnaround time.

    I’d be willing to bet that except for her introductory scene they didn’t even give her new lines. Just cut out the old character’s name and pasted in the new one.

    Compelling characters. They’re overrated.

    • I’m pretty sure they said Michael Bay kicked her out of the film.

  9. Personally I don;t care the color change in Ratchet; Green just doesn’t look right.

  10. I wish they would’ve let Michael Bay do his stuff in DC, but I can understand why they won’t because it would seem like a terrorist attack was happening or something if they let him.

  11. Um…what the heck are you babbling about? Was any of that addressed to one particular person here? BTW, my pic is posted on here and at least I’m not picking my nose.

  12. The plot holes in the Transformer movies are evident and huge but at the same time I could care less. I don’t watch Michael Bay movies for the one of a kind plots and intricate screenplays.

    I watch transformers for cool FX. That’s it. If you’re looking for more than that then go rent The Piano.

  13. Frankly I think the new Mikaela will be just “eye candy”, unless she turned out to be a pretender like Alice. Now THAT could have went somewhere.

  14. I only loved Transformers because of Megan Fox and the bots. However, since Megan Fox is not in this one and how bad Revenge Of The Fallen was I will give this one a miss.

  15. Hey, I’m just now getting caught up and I see that one of the replies in my Inbox is not here; the rather rude one from mon; it read like it was form a 12 year old punk looking to pick a fight. Did he get banned?

    • BlueCollarCritic,

      When I go through the comments a few times a day I do sometimes delete and/or ban comments/commenters.


  16. so you guys saw this movie because of 1 slutty chick? damn,you are superficial.