Considering the marketing storm – more like hurricane – that was unleashed by Paramount leading up to Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen‘s release date, it’s been a relatively quiet marketing blitz for Michael Bay’s third Robot v. Robot film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Of course we still have plenty of time for our faces to be stuffed with trailers, TV Spots, and plot details from Dark of the Moon, as well as the plethora of promises from cast, director and crew that this third installment will be the best yet.
If today is any indication, the Transformers 3 marketing machine is slowly grinding into gear: We have not one, but two things related to the film to share with you today.
First are three new Dark of the Moon images (see one above) that show the human cast doing what it is they do best they’ve become accustomed to in these movies: running around while stuff blows up, pretending to be battling broom sticks that will later be replaced with giant CGI robots.
Have a look at 2 additional new hi-res images below:
Leonard Nimoy Voicing Sentinel Prime
In other Transformers: Dark of the Moon news, EW nabbed the exclusive that Fringe star Leonard Nimoy – a.k.a. the original Mr. Spock – has joined the voice cast of the film, and will be voicing the character of Sentinel Prime (see image above), who was glimpsed at the very end of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon teaser trailer, and has since been seen gracing the cover of Empire Magazine.
Sentinel Prime will be a mentor/big-brother figure for Optimus Prime in Transformers 3, and of course any REAL Transformers geek worth their collection in mint condition action figures knows the sweet irony of this casting announcement: Nimoy also voiced “Galvatron,” the evil leader of the Decepticons that Megatron was…er, transformed into after being gravely wounded by Optimus Prime in the 1986 Transfomers animated movie.
With his casting as Sentinel Prime in Bay’s film, it looks like Nimoy is playing both sides of the Cybertronian war. (But hey, when you reach age 80 you can get away with that sort of thing.)
That’s it for now – though I expect we’ll be seeing and hearing more and more about Transformers: Dark of the Moon as the film gets closer to its July 1st release date.
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