Monday, May 12, 2014

USA Today Brings New Promotional Images and Info

I am thinking that a new trailer is coming in the next week or so. On Friday was a bit of a mini info dump related to Transformers: Age of Extinction and now had another today that includes an new article from USA Today that has three fantastic promotional images (I don't think they are movie stills) and an interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura as he promotes the film. All we need now is an Entertainment Tonight tease of an on set visit or the like to seal the trailer deal. Highlights and other two images below.
They "are bigger and badder-ass than they have ever been," says Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has produced all four films, with Steven Spielberg and Bay as executive producers.

"Michael (Bay) has always been conscientious about the need to keep topping 'the last one.' First it was topping the animated Transformers television program, now we need to top our third movie," says Di Bonaventura.
Bay says the "new chapter" required refreshing the look. "A lot of people are like, 'What does that mean, Transformers 4?' It's like Batman with a new suit. We needed to change the look from top to bottom."

"The sword is emblematic of what we've done to Optimus Prime as a whole," says Di Bonaventura. "He's been upgraded with more abilities."

Bumblebee takes his martial arts to another level with Chinese star-style adornments on his armor. The two also have new souped-up transformation vehicles. Optimus Prime eventually reveals himself "like a knight in shining armor" as an impressive Great Western truck, says Di Bonaventura. Bumblebee re-emerges as a new souped-up Camaro. Yellow, naturally.

The upgrades continue with the introduction of Dinobots, ancient creatures who enter the franchise "with their fists and feet first," says Di Bonaventura.
The biggest difference in Extinction is that humans are fearful and less trusting of both heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons since the Transformer destruction of the last film. After devoting himself to protecting humans, Optimus Prime turns hard and cynical about this human betrayal.

"There are changes, but he still maintains the element of characters that are so important to him," says Peter Cullen, who has voiced Optimus Prime in each movie since 2007's Transformers and in the 1984-1987 TV series. "Since the original concept of Optimus Prime, the trustworthiness, the honor, the courage are still there. That will always prevail. And that's the basis of his popularity."


  1. Woah. looks pretty sick. This has reignited my waiting for the Transformers as we wait desperately for the new movie

  2. Whoa :O Optimus looks fucking badass

  3. I have a bad feeling that Optimus is kidnapped at the end of the movie as a cliff hanger setting up the next transformers movie. Why do I say this? because in this new screen shot he already has his upgrade when he is shot out on the highway by Lockdown.

    1. No there was leaked footage of the filming that shows Optimus leaving earth

  4. Hey guys! we're finally getting the trailer on Wednesday!

  5. Actually is on 15th may michael posted on tweeter

  6. From Facebook : The Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer is coming in 3 days! Get ready to see it exclusively on iTunes Trailers:


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