Menacing New 'Transformers 4' Vehicle Might Hint at Potential Villain
Another day, another vehicle has been revealed for Transformers 4, courtesy of director Michael Bay. While this one doesn't have a particular identity revealed, when you see the picture of the new vehicle below, we think you'll agree with the theories around the web that this is likely a new Decepticon villain, and it might even be one of the more iconic Transformers from the history of the toys and cartoons. Bay introduces the vehicle as if he's selling it, "The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America…the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner."
Here's the new Freightliner which will appear in Transformers 4, via MichaelBay.com:
Now the question is just what will this vehicle be doing in Transformers 4? Well, there are two popular trains of thought. One pegs this vehicle as being Ultra Magnus, the Autobot who has been depicted as the brother of Optimus Prime (though that isn't always the case). The character is usually depicted as a Freightliner truck, but it would seem like overkill to have two semi-truck heroes. Therefore, we're pretty keen on the prediction that this truck is the vehicle form of the Decepticon leader Motor Master. That might hint at the inclusion of the Stunticons, but the idea of using a team of Transformers who turn into a larger villain has already been used in Revenge of the Fallen with the Constructicons.
At the end of the day, this could easily be a new Transformer we haven't seen that merely takes cues from the mythology of the toys. After all, keeping even the most loyal fans guessing is part of the fun when playing with an established franchise like this (though some fans may not have liked how Iron Man 3 treated The Mandarin). At the very least, we're pretty sure this new vehicle will turn out to be a bad guy, but we'll have to wait for story details to surface before we really know what's going on in this half-sequel, half-reboot that will mark Michael Bay's last Transformers film What do you think?