New ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Images & Poster Feature Upgraded Autobots

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It’s not just the latest installments in such comic book superhero movie franchises as Spider-Man and X-Men that are “bigger” than their predecessors and filled to the brim with new character additions. With this June’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, director Michael Bay aims to not only partially reboot the cartoon-turned live-action sci-fi/action franchise and lay the groundwork for another film trilogy (one he may not direct) – he also intends to outmatch what he’s accomplished in past Transformers movies, in terms of raw spectacle and sheer robots-in-disguise body count (now that the Dinobots have been added to the mix).

That’s no small task, either, as Bay’s last Transformers film, Dark of the Moon, involved the city of Chicago being laid to ruin during a showdown between the Autobots and Decepticons. Age of Extinction picks up just a few years after that event, as now all Transformers are considered to be threats to humanity by the governments of the world. That explains why Optimus Prime has been hiding out as a broken-down, shabby truck of late – something that’s teased in the first Age of Extinction trailer – as well as why, according to new story details, the Autobots’ leader is a little more bitter and disillusioned than customary when the film starts out – having found himself being hunted by the very Earthlings that he’s long helped out. Talk about lack of gratitude.

However, with assistance from gearhead Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Optimus gets back into mint fighting condition soon enough, with additional shiny upgrades to boot. (We’ll call Yeager the Mickey to Optimus’ Rocky). Bumblebee is also back with some improvements; as Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told USA Today, such changes to the fan-favorites Autobots are the result of Bay being “conscientious about the need to keep topping ‘the last one’” with each new TF installment.

Bay also weighed in on Optimus’ tweaked look in Age of Extinction, telling USA Today:

“A lot of people are like, ‘What does that mean, Transformers 4?‘ It’s like Batman with a new suit. We needed to change the look from top to bottom.”

Check out the new-and-improved Optimus and Bumblebee from Age of Extinction in the images below (via USA Today and Empire), which also include another look at the dinobot Grimlock in the film:

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Much like in Bay’s last Transformers movie, in Age of Extinction the story elements concerning the Transformers mythology – as well as the tenuous relationship between humans and Cybertron kind – appear to be by and large more interesting and, thematically, disconnected from the subplots involving Wahlberg’s character, his daughter (Nicola Peltz), her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) and a comical relief sidekick named Lucas (T.J. Miller).

Both Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction were scripted by Ehren Kruger, who has yet to prove that he’s able to use the Transformers as both literal characters and metaphors for the experiences of the human players, like Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were (at least, partially) successful at doing on the first Transformers movie – and even the parts they wrote for the much-aligned second film, Revenge of the Fallen. After all, the human characters are a necessary cost-cutting measure, so they might as well be given something worthwhile to do – during scenes where Transformers aren’t battling one another (or Optimus Prime isn’t showing off his mad Dinobot riding skills).

Speaking of which – check out the new Age of Extinction poster premiered by Den of Geek (see below), which shows just that. Hopefully, there will be even more sick action footage on display in the film’s next trailer, which could be arriving as soon as within the next few days.  (Be sure and stay tuned to Screen Rant, for more details on that as they emerge.)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 27th, 2014.

Source: USA Today, Empire, Den of Geek

TAGS: transformers, transformers 4

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  1. Optimus riding on Grimlock seems wrong to me.

    • the probable cut his head off

    • Was it when Wheelie did in G1?

    • All I can say to that poster is “oh, God”.

  2. As bad as this movie looks, I can’t deny how cool that poster is. Does it convince me to see the movie in theaters? Absolutely not. I didn’t see the third one in theaters, and I’m pretty proud of that decision.

  3. Users of this site will pee their pants once this movie surpasses all CBMs, universes, and “good movies”, etc…

    • What?!

    • I think he’s trying to say that this movie will be the highest grossing movie of the year. Dark of the Moon is currently the 7th highest grossing film of all time with it’s corny comedy and decent story. The one thing it did do however, is prove that intense action sequences (like the freeway and Chicago scenes) is what truly sells. Age of Extinction has already shown it will follow the same formula as the last time.

      I can easily see Age of Extinction in the top three highest grossing movies this year. I wouldn’t be too surprised if it was #1.

  4. Good to see the Dinobots still have their signature fire breath and all of this looks great. Can’t wait for the trailer on Thursday. It’s going to be badass! And Bumblebee’s new design is amazing, as well as Optimus’s.

    I love seeing him “suffer” in the third picture with him on his knees in front of the Nightship. Ah, this pleases my inner Decepticon. Anyways, that poster better be the theatrical one. It’s so awesome.

  5. More comedy bullsht.

    I’ve only seen Trans2 in theaters. Everything else, I’ve caught on cable. I’ll be doing the same for this one.

    • You’ll be missing out, then.

    • Same, only saw Transformers 2 at the cinema in the middle of the afternoon, fell asleep by the time they got to Egypt.

  6. Oh you mean the over-exaggerated, over-Anime’d, completely non-tactile looking “NEW” Transformers! Wow consumers! Look and behold! Look how NEW and how OUTRAGEOUS these guys look! Come buy our toys! You don’t care about the plot, just look at these computerized monstrosities we like to refer to as “robots” and despair.

    F. U. Michael Bay. What a piece of trash. You don’t make films. You make waste.

  7. Optimus looks pretty cool and he’s really the only reason I’ve seen these movies. I’ve seen the first three in theaters and I’ll probably see this one too. The first one was probably the best I’ll give it a 6.5. The 2nd one was bad. The only decent fight scene was when Optimus “died”. 2.0 for that one. The third one was a lot better than the second but not as good as the first. 5.5 for that one. I couldn’t stand Shia’s character so maybe without his annoying scream this one will be much better. Walhberg is a pretty good actor so I think this one will probably match the first one.

  8. I still have a problem with the ratio of size or height between Grimlock and Prime. I mean Grimlock is a T-Rex, not a dragon. A T-Rex, on record, is about 10-12m long (probably about 9-10m in height). Optimus Prime is supposed to be 9m tall. They should be about almost the same height, with Grimlock a bit taller. Judging from the Dino-riding pic, Grimlock has to be like 3x in length to Prime. That makes one monstrous dinosaur.

  9. That 3rd picture down with Optimus in it should have a big fat NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! above it ala Darth Vader

    One thing i will give them credit for is the grimlock & optimus poster. Must. Have.

  10. Optimus Prime looks so badass!!! Can’t wait for this movie!

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