For the most part, trailers and TV promotional spots for Transformers: Age of Extinction have largely excluded the Dinobots. Aside from two recycled images of Grimlock roaring in a ravine and Optimus Prime riding Grimlock into battle, Age of Extinction promos have focused more on the human aspect of the upcoming blockbuster - specifically Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci’s characters.
Two new television spots, however, reveal additional footage - though not very much - of Autobots, Decepticons, and Dinobots alike, as well as a new creature.
IGN debuted a new Age of Extinction television spot (above) that features previously unseen footage of an unidentified half-wolf, half-Autobot beast roaring in front of some kind of industrial backdrop, as well as some extra one-liners from Wahlberg.
Meanwhile, an exclusive spot from Hitfix (below) offers a new glimpse at Slug, the triceratops Dinobot, and Stinger, a red Decepticon, in the middle of a huge battle - presumably the final battle of the film.
Watch the second TV spot below:
While these two TV spots don’t reveal too much about how these new Transformers will be incorporated into the Age of Extinction story, they do give viewers some hint as to how they'll fare in battle, which makes sense for the action-heavy franchise. With the inclusion of Slug, it’s clear that more Dinobots in addition to Grimlock will be featured in the movie, though to what extent we can’t be sure. They may only appear in the climactic battle.
The biggest mystery of these TV spots, though, is the new wolf-like beast. One possibility is that it’s the result of an experiment conducted by Tucci’s character - who is seen in the trailers investigating the metal that makes up the Transformers. Another possibility is that the creature is based on one of the wolf-like Transformers from the toy and cartoon canon such as Snarl/Fang Wolf from Transformers: Cybertron.
Whether the wolf creature is man-made or not, it will be one of many Transformers to appear in the film. It’s possible (and likely) that despite all the trailers and TV spots, we haven’t yet seen every Transformer that will turn up in Age of Extinction.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2014.