After much anticipation and debate, the cat is out of the bag. it was confirmed over the weekend that the Dinobots will make their big screen debut in what is now to be known as Transformers: Age of Extinction. Filming has already begun terrorizing the streets of Chicago again, but this time Michael Bay is bringing new friends with him to demolish the Windy City. Check out the official teaser poster after the break.
The idea of bringing the Dinobots into the storyline of the Transformers franchise has been toyed with since after the first movie dazzled audiences. Transformers fans have been championing the appearance of the Dinobots for quite some time and patience will finally be rewarded. In a recent interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tformers.com was able to confirm the appearance of the fan-favorite Dinobots, but he could not reveal any more details.
“I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about. The world’s coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles, so whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it will be a feast for the eyes.”
Not only did di Bonaventura confirm this news over the weekend, but today the teaser poster revealing the official title practically solidifies the Dinobots involvement in the sequel. No characters were confirmed, but if there were to be only one Dinobot to make it in to the film, and die-hard fans would agree, it needs to be Grimlock, the fearless Tyrannosaurus Rex leader. The other Dinobots consist of Slag (Triceratops), Sludge (Apatosaurus), Snarl (Stegosaurus), and Swoop (Pterandodon).
If I didn’t know what the Decepticon insignia looked like, I’d almost think that this would be a good teaser poster for Jurassic Park 4, which is currently in development. Click on the image of the poster below to enlarge to its full size:
Since Transformers: Dark of the Moon melted eyeballs and blew out eardrums in 2011, there has been much speculation as to where the Transformers franchise could go. In the aftermath of Chicago, at the end of the movie, the story left the franchise pretty open-ended. According to the reports, Age of Extinction will take place five years after the events of Dark of the Moon and a whole new human cast has replaced Shia LaBeouf and pals.
Such unsettling news. The changing of the guard will consist of Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz as the new lead characters along with Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Kelsey Grammar, and more.
How cool is it that we may finally get to see Grimlock wreck havoc on the big screen? My inner 5-year-old self is squeeing with joy at this very moment. And going back to the poster and title, I’m so glad they didn’t go with Trans4mers as the title. I’m sure the idea was toyed with.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.