'Transformers 4': New Optimus Prime and Autobots revealed
Optimus Prime is getting a makeover in "Transformers 4." The fan-favorite Autobot was a central part of Michael Bay's first three "Transformers" movies, but he'll be getting a new look in the forthcoming sequel.
Bay posted the first look at Optimus Prime's updated truck form on his personal blog. "The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America)," Bay writes. Meanwhile Yahoo! Movies recently revealed that two Autobots in the new movie will disguise themselves as a C7 Corvette Stingray and a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, both of which can be seen before.
"We're going to start off smaller [in 'Transformers 4']," Bay previously teased to Forbes. "There's a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we've redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there's a reason why we're meeting a new cast."
He added, "We keep the Transformers the way they were, it's just four years later. There's a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We're trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go."
"Transformers 4" stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and T.J. Miller. It's due in theaters June 27, 2014.