Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Michael Bay‘s decision to include the Dinobots in the upcoming Transformer: Age of Extinction (AKA: Trans4formers) is a pretty brazen. After all, things that make sense in a cartoon, like creating advanced transforming robots based on dinosaur remains right down to the walnut-sized brains, defy common logic when you’re making a live-action movie. (But on the other hand, if you just noted that this is a Michael Bay movie and logic need not apply, fair enough.) Still, I’ll I bet you’re dying to know what the Dinobots are going to look like, aren’t you? Excellent! Because we have another sneaky spy pic for you… (more…)
With it now being more or less common knowledge that the Dinobots will be in the upcoming robots in disguise fourquel (or quadquel which sounds almost like it could have been a Decepticon,) Transformers: Age of Extinction, one has to wonder how Grimlock et’al will work when Michael Bay gets his hands on them. Well, we might have an answer and I am not going to lie… It might be pretty damn cool.
JoBlo has revealed a (blurry) picture of some promotional art (allegedly) from the movie via an unnamed (yet apparently reliable) source that shows… well, you’ll just have to see it for yourself. It’s up after the jump. (more…)
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)
This is by no means the first we’ve heard of the Dinobots playing a part in the fourth Bayformers, but it’s the first we’ve heard in a while. Coming Soon has the scoop, which reports the filming of Transformers 4 today in McCormick Square will feature the Dinobots. Of course, as just about all of these robots in disguise are actually robots created by CGI, whether they film a scene today or not we won’t actually be seeing said Dinobots.
We’ll keep you updated if any Dinobot-related news develops, because if you’re like me, seeing Grimlock in Transformers 4 could be worth the price of admission. Or at very least, the price of renting it from a Redbox months later.
In other, why-the-hell-is-Transformers-4-really-happening-news, on director Michael Bay‘s official site you can find this new promotional image which features (from left to right): Jack Reynor; Mark Wahlberg; 2nd Assistant B-Camera Casey “Walrus” Howard; 1st Assistant A-Camera John Kairis with back to camera; B-camera Operator Lukasz Bielan; Director Michael Bay; and Director of Photography Amir Mokr. So… there’s that,
“ME, GRIMLOCK, CAST IN TRANSFORMERS 4? WHY THEY NOT CAST ME IN TRANSFORMERS 1? GRIMLOCK WANT TO BE IN FIRST TRANSFORMERS MOVIE.”
Above’s an exclusive quote I got when asking my Grimlock toy how he felt about being passed over, repeatedly, only to now be rumored as appearing in Tranformers 4. Grimlock, if you’ll remember, did have an important and valuable role in 1986′s Transformers: The Movie, a film almost universally considered better than anything the Michael Bay‘s franchise has produced. Here’s a collection of the Dinobot’s “best” moments,
Can we just get a restored, re-release of this movie? kthnxbye
So what of Grimlock and the Dinobots – also the name of my Vince DiCola cover band – appearing in Transformers 4? It’s the latest rumor rounded up by JoBlo about the Bayformers fourquel. Their source has told them not only will the Dinobots appear, but at one point Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will ride them into battle. To which I say, don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep! I would pay good money to see this! Anyone would pay good money to see that! They’ve already given themselves away with such a bold-faced lie, because nothing, nothing as cool as Prime riding a Dinobot would happen in a Bayformers flick.
Other classic ‘bots rumored to appear are the Autobot Hound and the Decepticon leader, Galvatron, who’s little more than a “resurrected” Megatron. There’s also talk of a “samurai’ Transformer, named Drift, who was once a Decepticon but seeks to regain his honor by joining the Autobots.
Damn, no Wheelie.
I’ll say I’m happy to hear some news about the ROBOTS of this “robots in disguise” franchise, as they’re often overlooked for whatever stupid humans are cast. But, I don’t know if even the Dinobots are enough to get me excited about Transformers 4. What are you guys thinking?
Source: Coming Soon
Nerds everywhere can rejoice — the following Autobot-on-Dece
A direct sequel to 2010′s warmly welcomed War of Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the transformers game people have been waiting for.
Obviously with “fall” is in the title you know no good is in store for our Autobot friends. However, it’s disco fever for the Dinobots.
Exclusively from Kotaku, the following gameplay footage shows off the games melee style combat with Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots. Featuring commentary by creative director Matt Tieger, you can experience all the joy for yourself in the player below:
Getting to beat the motor oil out of insecticons with one of the 80′s most hardcore transformers is w00t worthy. Seriously, I don’t care how good the rest of the game is. Being able to play the game as Grimlock is reason enough to buy.
Fall of Cybertron takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Activision and High Moon Studios video game, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 August 28th.
Source: Coming soon
By the time the Dinobots came out, I’d pretty much given up on getting Transformers. However, if this custom job had been an actual Generation 1 offering, I would’ve sold my left nut to have it.
A Transformers customizer called frenzy_rumble took the five Dinobots–Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl, and Swoop–and made them into a mega Dinobot: Extinction. To be more precise, he made custom figures of them, which is no small matter, and made those into Extinction.
How pants-crappingly awesome is this? Extinction could totally kick Devastator‘s ass.
I had a grand total of one Transformer as a kid. Mixmaster. Yeah, I had Devastator’s foot. Wheee.
After you finish feeling sorry for my deprived childhood, head over to Seibertron to see more pictures.
(via Topless Robot)