First Look: New 'Transformers 4' Autobots & Optimus Prime Redesign

May 29, 2013
Source: Yahoo, Michael Bay

Transformers 4

Production is getting ready to roll out for Transformers 4, and a sneak peak at the sequel from director Michael Bay has just surfaced. Before we get to the photos though, one more name has been added to the cast which already has Mark Wahlberg in the lead with Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Jack Reynor as her race car-driving boyfriend, and supporting cast members like Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer (as a villain) and Sophia Myles. Now THR has word that Cloverfield and She's Out of My League star T.J. Miller will be playing Wahlberg's best friend, a fellow mechanic. So how about these first look photos?

Yahoo has two photos of a couple new Autobots for Transformers 4, and here they are:

Transformers 4

Transformers 4

That first car is a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, and word on the street is that this is new vehicle form for Drift. The car is perfect for Transformers 4 with a 1,200 horsepower engine and a top speed of 255 mph (and that kind of power drains the 26 gallon gas tank in about eight minutes). Meanwhile, that second car is one we expected to show up in the sequel, and that's the new C7 Corvette Stingray. This vehicle will supposedly be the new form of Slingshot, and Chevy is surely hoping people will want to buy the new Transformer when the car goes for sale next year, just in time for the movie's release.

But that's not all, as released this photo of artwork for a redesign for Optimus Prime:

Transformers 4

It's a much more sleek, less boxy design for the leader of the Autobots, but all the trademark design elements are still there. The truck is a completely custom version from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America). The real question is what does this redesign mean for how Optimus Prime will look when he transforms into his robot form? What cool weaponry and goodies does the new vehicle form allow for in the sequel? We'll have to wait until next summer to find out when Paramount Pictures sends Transformers 4 to theaters on June 27th, 2014. Looking good?

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  • cvhado
    flame design again, really?
    • The flames make it go faster.
    • ColtNoir
      Michael Bay -> Explosions -> Fire -> Flames ->SUCCESS -_-
      • only one explosion in Pain and Gain.
        • ColtNoir
    • redtie
      Besides the flames, the Western Star chassis is a new design. The bump on the hood is custom, along with the ridiculous exhaust. Currently, Western Stars are not a bastion of technology, so it's a bit weird having Optimus Prime be one. What disappoints me is that Optimus Prime is a cabover tractor. An Argosy would be much more appropriate, but they aren't sold in the US.
      • Neuromancer
        That grill begs to be modded into an Autobot insignia
  • Marcus
    No don't tell me they are making another one.
    • rolyjimenez
      Where have you been for the past 6 months?
    • Bob
      Wake up!
    Gerd. Michael Bay's chance to reboot. And he goes more of the same.
    • Akirakorn
      Just like Star Trek! YAY!
  • OfficialJab
    I'm sure it'll be fine. I like the others.
  • Fidel Reyes
    Even if the movie sucks(high chances) I'm still going to enjoy looking at that beautiful Bugatti.
  • Daveyboy
    I like the movies... if nothing but for reminding me of how much I enjoyed the old 80's TV show. Optimus' voice = Fantastic. So glad they got the original voice actor. Without him, I wonder, would I like the movies even HALF as much? Not sure. The third movie was pretty good.
  • rolyjimenez
    Im looking forward to it. They should've changed the cast a while ago in my opinion... Once you took out Megan Fox you sacrificed a piece of the story. We were already invested. Mark Wahlberg should do a great job... he shines in these types of roles
  • mooreworthy
    I need the Dinobots.
  • Bike May
    Michael Bay is a genius!
  • It's funny how people bitch about this franchise, yet they show up at the theater every time a new one is released. Then, mysteriously, nobody likes it, and everyone's shitting on Bay. C'mon guys, at least be coherent.
    • mooreworthy
      I just want the edited version where it's nothing but big ass robots and humans as throw away dolls. I own all three movies but always skip to the battles.
    • I hate these movies and have never once seen them in the theater, good old torrents for those turds, I have never bought the movies never will at least until someone makes a real transformers movie.
      • But you're still watching them? So I guess you must enjoy them on some level otherwise you wouldn't bother. But why is that so hard to admit?
        • Guest
          You're officially the new biggest douchebag here
        • Watched them once in a hope that maybe they wont be total garbage, but they were.
    • ColtNoir
      I consistantly shit on Bay. I watched the first in theater, rented the 2nd, have not and will not give him any more money for this shit he calls a franchise.
      • Good for you!
        • ColtNoir
          Sarcastic reply noted. Merely replying to your uneducated assumption that everyone watches his movies in theater and in doing so means that they enjoy them - there is a concept of wondering just how bad this trainwreck can get.. next time, when the majority hates a movie that you seem to like, regardless of how absolutely terrible that movie might be, don't take it personally - you'll be happier.
    • Guest
      I bitched about the 3rd one and SKIPPED it. Stop being so presumptuous
  • Rob
    Yeeeeah...didn't watch the last two at the theater, won't be watching this abortion either, Bay can go F@#k himself....again.
  • Feels like the change is to make the toy easier, almost simpler in its shape, to produce.
  • Bob
  • Bob
    this is a hard time for Michael after Pacific rim!
  • Lagoya
    No Hot Rod?!
  • JBrotsis
    • Ryan Merrill
      Hell yeah. Make Grimlock like the comic book, not the animated "Mee grimlock" animated version
      • Dan Hibiki
        knowing Bay, Grimlock will have a rastafarian twist.
  • mistermysteryguest
    Wow, these movies stink.
  • Elyk1887
    LEAVE OPTIMUS PRIME ALONE!!! That's just one thing you don't mess with
    • ColtNoir
      you don't think the truck from the first movie is "original" do you? i really hope not cause it looks nothing like the cartoon.
  • racquetman
    Just give up, Bay. You've already made a mockery of this franchise.
  • Shannon
    I watch the movies ONLY because I am such a rabid Transformers fan I need a fix even if it's Bay's version. I sort of just file it away in the "Alternate Realities" version of which there was about a zillion in the original comics (Like the Shattered Glass series). I would pay three times what my theater charges for admission, however, if Bay used the original forms (cabover, beetle, etc) for the forms. Having said that, however, I think even we diehard TF fans have to realize that since the first Bay movie took place in the 2000's, we can't use the original forms. How would you explain a true Volkswagon Beetle or a Cabover "blending in" with the cars on today's roads? Sadly, we're like crack addicts that will keep crawling back to the theaters no matter what Bay puts out, if only to hear Optimus say in that soothing voice, "Autobots, roll out!" Sort of sad, though, since Bay said if he -ever- made another TF movie, it would probably take place off earth and have ONLY Cybertronians, as he is aware most fans skip past most human scenes and only watch the robots.
  • guest
    Don't they "scan" existing vehicles & then take on that form? So either Optimus sees yet another blue rig with red flames & likes the sleeker new look or they don't explain the change. Cuz it's my understanding they duplicate the vehicle exactly including color. Or does he take the new shape but keep the flames?




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