Official Synopsis: Earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies, but is moving on after all the giant robots disappeared. Cade Yeager, an inventor, discovers a buried Transformer which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers.
It seems a lot has changed since the end of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Right in the beginning there was a billboard urging people to report “alien activity” and a voice over from Stanley Tucci telling the Autobots (I’m assuming), that they aren’t needed anymore. This will make an interesting dynamic for sure, especially when the Decepticons return. It won’t be the same without Megatron. They could bring him back as Galvatron, which happened in the cartoon. I am not sure who the bad robot leading the the charge is. Maybe that is Galvatron… It’s going to be hard to top the stakes of the last film, but it looks like it is going to try.
I know many die-hard Transformers fans cried foul when Optimus Prime was a cab-over semi-truck rather than a flat face like the 1980s cartoon. This time Bay is paying homage to his original look. It looks like Optimus starts the movie in the original look and later goes back to a similar design to the other movies.
This is only a teaser (a long one, but apparently that’s what it is), but it gives a pretty good look at Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz as Cade Yeager and his daughter Tessa. Titus Welliver and Stanley Tucci also get quite a bit of trailer time. The other lead, Jack Reynor isn’t seen and neither is Kelsey Grammer, who has been cast as the antagonist. If this is a “teaser” maybe they will show up in the next trailer.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters June 27, 2014. With director Michael Bay returning, it stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Titus Welliver, Bingbing Li, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Abigail Klein, TJ Miller, Jack Reynor, and Peter Cullen.