Optimus Prime Gets an Up-Do in New Transformers 4 Image

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Just a few hours ago, two of the vehicles that will be used as Autobots in the upcoming Transformers 4 film were revealed, showing a $2.4 million Bugatti  and a race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray. We don’t know which characters they will match up to yet, but with pre-production already gearing up in the Four Corners area, we can expect a bit more information soon. Once character we do know is returning is the Autobot leader Optimus Prime and as promised by director Michael Bay, he got a make-over.

A while back, before any casting was done, Bay announced that we could expect a whole new group of actors for the fourth film, which we have seen with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer. At about the same time, he promised that the robots would also undergo a change and would see some updates to their overall look. Tonight, Bay has released the redesigned Optimus, which was custom-built by Western Star, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. As you can see from the image below, the truck is much more modern and sleek, ditching the more traditional Peterbilt we saw in the previous three films.

Filming on Transformers 4 is expected to begin later this summer, with the team expected to head to China for some shooting. We don’t know much about the story just yet, but if the rumors we heard last week are true, we may be seeing the Dinobots make their first appearance, along with Galvatron. Naturally Michael Bay is keeping things quiet, but I think we can expect a few more images like this one and the two released earlier tonight in the coming days. Transformers 4 is slated for a  Summer 2014 release.
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