Over the Labor Day weekend we got word that Transformers 4 was zeroing in on a new subtitle. Out of the handful of possibilities that were being thrown around we figured one in particular to be most likely – not only because it was the least terrible out of the bunch, but because that particular title also fell in line with many of the alleged TF4 plot details that have been leaked online.
And now, with confirmation that the film WILL indeed be titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, we can begin to lend further credence to what was once just rumor. Oh, and we have a a new Transformers: Age of Extinction teaser poster to share, as well.
First, check out the teaser poster:
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Do we see a Dinobots teaser, perhaps?
Now, as far back as a day ago, we pointed out that “Age of Extinction” was an appropriate title for two reasons:
- “Age of Extinction” could refer to a history involving the rumored Dinobots (who would be resurrected from long dormancy or death).
- The subtitle could also refer to the rumored deaths/transformations that certain characters (like Megatron) could go through – a “changing of the guard” for the franchise.
Along with early speculation about the TF4 subtitle, we got word from producer Lorenza di Bonaventura that seemed to all but confirm those longstanding Dinobot rumors: “I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the joining of the Dinobots will give the audience new excitement.”
However, the Dinobots rumors originally came as a package deal, spawned from a leaked plot synopsis that contained mention of the Dinobots (pretty much confirmed), new human characters (confirmed), new Autobots including a reformed Decepticon warrior (confirmed) – and most tantalizing of all, the revelation that certain iconic characters from the 1986 Transformers: The Movie feature film could appear in this next live-action installment.
[WARNING: FROM HERE ON OUT, POSSIBLE SPOILERS WILL BE DISCUSSED!]
Specifically, the leaked plot suggested that we would see the transformation of Megatron into the villain Galvatron – possilby at the behest of planet-sized Transformer villain Unicron, who would serve as a “big bad” in the next trilogy arc. While many other details of that synopsis have been confirmed, the whole Galvatron/Unicron has yet to be officially proven… and that is still the case.
That being said, a new SPOILERIFIC set photo has revealed something that lends credit to at least the Galvatron part of the TF4 plot rumor:
Yup, that’s Megatron’s head you’re looking at. Why roll out (no pun) Megatron’s head, you may ask? Well, a nice upgrade into Galvatron wouldn’t be out of the question.
How do you like the new Transformers 4 “Age of Extinction” subtitle? Does it help confirm a lot of what has speculated? Let us know in the comments.
Transformers: Age of Extinction will be in theaters on June 27, 2014.