Menacing New 'Transformers 4' Vehicle Might Hint at Potential Villain
by Ethan Anderton
June 28, 2013
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?
Fidel Reyes on Jun 28, 2013
DAVIDPD on Jun 28, 2013
what would be the opposite of Optimum? Worstimus-Prime?
Dan Hibiki on Jun 28, 2013
It would be Pessimus-Prime. lol
Terry Hannon on Jun 28, 2013
could be several vehicles. Armorhide, Motormaster, Ultra Magnus, Nemesis Prime or even a new charachter all together....
JL on Jun 28, 2013
NEMESIS PRIME was my guess from early on, since Megatron is "dead". unless they resurrect him again as Galvatron. I think NEMESIS PRIME is the best bet, especially with the colour scheme.
OGKhyamB on Jun 29, 2013
Color scheme aside, *this* is what Optimus should've looked like from the get-go..screw you Bay!
AnotherDan on Jun 28, 2013
this is what Optimus should of looked like!? I know you have your own opinion and i respect that... buts it stupid
Sky on Jun 28, 2013
Hmm, if this is Motormaster, I guess Lamborghini will be Breakdown and Pagani could be Deadend (or Wildrider) that would leave us with 2 stunticons missing (Dragstrip and Wildrider/Deadend). Would like to see Lambo on Bot team Sunstreaker anyone? 🙂
Novak Kosanović on Jun 28, 2013
Drop that Stunticon knowledge!
mooreworthy on Jun 28, 2013
Michael Bay should buy a car dealership seein as he likes to advertise all the newest vehicles.
Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Jun 29, 2013
I can't wait. No matter who it is. All the movies have rocked. I saw 2 and 3 in Imax. Ill go see 4 opening weekend too. Bring on the Dinobots and whoever this transformer is gonna be.
Justin on Jun 29, 2013
Fox on Jul 2, 2013
well the villain could be a version of the robot
David Nguyen on Jul 17, 2013
This absolutely SCREAMS Nemesis Prime.
Brandon Wilkins on Aug 28, 2013
Oh yeah that's definitely Nemesis Prime and he's definitely the bad guy, and he's definitely the main villain, and he's definitely, definitely the new Decepticon leader.
Jeffery Kelse on Sep 16, 2013
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