One of the most anticipated aspects of Transformers: Age of Extinction is the Dinobots - Transformers that change into dinosaurs rather than automobiles - since they are new to the Transformers film franchise.
Early trailers and posters largely focused on well-known Transformers like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (in addition to human stars Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci), but as the premiere date for Age of Extinction inches closer, fans are getting more glimpses of the Dinobots.
With less than two weeks until the film hits theaters, the most recent promos for Age of Extinction focus on the movie’s villain, Lockdown, as well as more Dinobots in action.
In a spot (above), fans are given a more in depth look into the character Lockdown, who, along with Galvatron, will be one of the main villains in the movie. Within the spot, Lockdown is shown emerging from the water in a marsh, standing over Optimus Prime, and aboard one of the enemy ships seen causing massive destruction in all the film’s promos.
The Lockdown spot also features more footage of the Dinobots in action, including a scene in which Optimus Prime rides Grimlock, who snaps a baddie to pieces with his jaws, while Slug, a triceratops Dinobot, is running in the background.
Another promo, released exclusively by Crave Online, depicts more Dinobots than seen in any previous promos. One, who looks to be Grimlock, is shown roaring in Tucci’s face, and two others - possibly Grimlock and Slug - display their transformations on a bridge while a third flies overhead: Swoop (modeled after a pteranodon).
Even with this new footage, however, it’s still difficult to tell how much the Dinobots will actually be featured in the final cut of the film. As speculated previously, they may only appear for the final battle in an attempt to help Optimus Prime save the human race from extinction - a theme repeated in every trailer for Age of Extinction.
No matter how little footage has been released of the Dinobots, they remain one of the most intriguing and exciting aspects of Age of Extinction. Even if they are only incorporated into the film near the end, the final climactic scene may take up a significant portion of the movie’s running time - not unlike the Battle for Chicago in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Fans may be treated to more Dinobots than they’re expecting once Age of Extinction debuts, or even less given the amount of footage released during marketing. We won’t know exactly until the Age of Extinction is released.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters June 27th, 2014.