Transformers 3 production continues in Chicago near at Michigan Street Bridge. Worst Previews has posted photos that indicates that the 1972 yellow Datsun 510 from the Milwaukee Art Museum filming was spotted in Chicago filming scenes. Patrick Dempsey, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Shia LaBeouf are wearing the same costumes from then so this potentially confirms that the Datsun is Bumblebee in disguise and apparently that "Hotchkiss Gould Investments" is located in downtown Chicago. Thanks to DJ BigTyme Beats for the link.
Thanks to Jonnyroobs and his friend Ed for the pictures below that includes a look at the sets and more shots of the Transformers vehicles. Below that is a video of the live streams as they show some of the filming that occurred close by. Thanks to Shockwaved for the video link. Last, Seibertron.com has posted more images and two videos that show off the various vehicles and confirm that NEST have a truck as a mobile command center.
CBS Chicago was able to get close with Michael Bay and some of the cast and they gave a thank you to the city for putting up with the traffic problems the filming has caused for the city. Bay also revealed that Chicago is the setting for the final battle of the film. Does that mean any missing characters died in the course of the movie?
"Please allow me to formally apologize to the whole city for all of the traffic and for all of those extra blocks that you have to turn, just to get to where you're going," co-star Tyrese Gibson said. "But you know, we're bringing some energy to city, and we thank y'all for graciously allowing us to be here."Live Streams: NBC Chicago | ktgeek
"It's just a beautiful place. I've been all over the world, and this is truly a great place to shoot," Bay said. Michigan Avenue is "the most iconic view of the city, in both directions," Bay added. "It's not like an alley. It's beautiful architecture, 360 degrees."
"This has been awesome," Duhamel said. "I hadn't spent any time here, more than maybe a day or two, and obviously this is the best time of year to be here, and it's just beautiful."
Bay said Chicago figures prominently at the end of the movie. "That will get around the world, so it will be good for tourism," he said.