The next Transformers movie will be titled Transformers: Age of Extinction. The title reveal also comes with the release of the first official poster (courtesy of Yahoo! Movies):
The Dinobots have been confirmed, though not through an official press release, to make an appearance in the film. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Tformers.com, “I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about.” Not much else is known about the plot of the movie.
In the Generation I Transformers cartoon, the Dinobots consisted of Grimlock (Tyrannosaurus Rex), Sludge (Brontosaurus), Slag (Triceratops), Snarl (Stegosaurus), and Swoop (Pterodactyl).
The Dinobots are a great addition to Transformers 4. They were some of the best characters from the origianl 1980s cartoon and is a logical next step for the franchise. Revenge of the Fallen saw the constructicons and their combining into Devistator, as well as Optimus Prime using parts from another Autobot. And in Dark of the Moon we got a glimpse into the more Cybertronian looking characters. Now we get a wider variety of characters besides vehicles.
I’m looking forward to this movie. A lot. I really enjoyed the other movies (yes, even Revenge of the Fallen despite its shortcomings). But with a fresh cast and no overarching story to abide to, Transformers: Age of Extinction should be a great addition to the franchise, and will hopefully kick off another set of films.
Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, and TJ Miller. Michael Bay returns to directing duties. The film is slated for a June 27, 2014 release.