Transformers 4: Michael Bay teases photos of Optimus Prime and new Autobots
Transformers fans will no doubt lap up these first photos that director Michael Bay has released of the new, Optimus Prime and three other cars that will appear in the fourth installment of blockbuster Transformers film franchise.
Transformers 4 is currently being filmed in the stunning and beautiful Monument Valley near the border of Arizona and Utah border, and will star Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, TJ Miller Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing and the movie is slated to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
Optimus Prime in its truck mode is manufactured by Western Star, a division of Daimler Trucks North America, and according to Bay is “completely upgraded, and “custom-built.” The truck features the same traditional dark blue paint job and the usual red flames, while the exhaust stacks are very different from the ones we've see in the previous movies.
Besides the truck, Bay also posted photos of a stunning black and blue $2.4 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and electric green C7 Corvette Stingray with a rear spoiler – but like in all action movies these probably won’t be real vehicles, just cars modeled after the supercars.
The C7 Corvette Stingray is a “special race-inspired” model and is based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car.
Which Autobot characters these two cars will be representing at the present is unknown, but many sources have pegged the Bugatti as swordsman Drift, while C7 Corvette Stingray is more likely to be Slingshot.
Bay later posted the picture of the new Bumblebee, which is a classic muscle car, a highly-modified vintage 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Talking to the Los Angeles Times, Bay confirmed that this new movie is not a reboot: "It's not a reboot; that's maybe the wrong word. I don't want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we're doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen — the story we've told in three movies already — and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts."