Hasbro (via TFW2005) has posted 13 new character images that show off the robotic cast of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. You can check them all out below!
Also EW, has just debuted the image of Grimlock above, and spoke with Bay about the film. Bay confirms that Age of Extinction is the launch of a new Transformers trilogy:
“We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. It’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
Bay also dropped a few details about one of the film’s new Transformers, Lockdown, who he says could play an expanded role in future films:
“Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here. So he doesn’t really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers… Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here. You’re going to see a few things where you’re like ‘What is that? And what is that?’ And you’re going to see a couple shots like, ‘Wait a minute, who are they?’ But we don’t answer those questions.”
But Bay isn’t revealing much about Grimlock yet:
“I like to keep things very much in the dark. But yes, you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie. If you think I’m supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret.”
As far as why no Shia LaBeouf, Bay said it was clearly time to part ways but that LaBeof was not fired:
“It’s all good. He’s a good guy, but three movies, the same guy, it’s time, you know what I’m saying? It’s always good to freshen it up and change the story. No, no it was mutual. He only wanted to do three, and I think that’s all,” Bay says. Then I pulled Mark into this after Pain & Gain, because we had a great time working together.”
The cast of the Michael Bay film includes Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to open in theaters on June 27th, 2014.
Source: Entertainment Weekly