Sep 19, 2013 10:42 AM EDT | James Knight
A new picture was released from the set of Transformers 4: The Age of Extinction and then subsequently taken down. Reports are that the picture showed a weapon that looked an awful lot like Dinobot Grimlock's famed fire sword. While the appearance of at least some of the beloved Dinobots has been confirmed, rumors that we might get to see the even larger bot, Unicron, continue.
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Hints are everywhere that the planet-sized Transformer will be the new big bad. First off, the official film synopsis put previous villains, the Decpticons, on the brink of extinction after the events of Dark of The Moon. The synopsis also says of the threat: "an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs." The description, thus far, fits Unicron perfectly.
Added to that is the confirmation that Cyclonus will appear in the movie. In the original animated series, Cyclonus was created by Unicron out the shells of dying Decepticons. Reports that a prop of Megatron's head has been seen on set, suggest that he could in fact be resurrected as Galvatron.
The Autobots returning are Transformer's staples, Bumblebee And Optimus Prime. Prime will once again be voiced by Peter Cullen, who has played the character since the 1980's animated series. Joining the team will be an all new set of Autobots including Hound, Drift, Crosshairs and of course, the much anticipated, Dinobots.
This time around, actors Shia LaBeouf and Josh Duhamel are nowhere to be seen. The film will feature an entirely new cast of "fleshlings." Mark Wahlberg leads the cast playing single father and aspiring inventor, Cade, with 18-year-old actress Nicola Peltz playing his daughter. Wahlberg spoke with MTV about his character: "...a young, single dad having a teenage daughter, trying to succeed as an inventor, having very little means and also trying to provide for myfamily. Then all hell breaks loose."
Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci will also help round out the humans. Michael Bay is returning as director with Steven Spielberg producing. Transformers: Age of Extinction takes place four years after the events of 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
So what do you think of the "G2'' movie series news thus far? Check out Transfomers 4 coming to theaters June 27, 2014,
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