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Old 2013-05-29, 07:54 AM   #61
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Comedian T.J. Miller, has joined the cast. No idea who the chap personally is, though.

And, straight out from the word of the Bay... (or his website)

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Principal photography on Transformers 4 has begun. As guests of the Navajo Nation, we took a convoy of brand new, re-envisioned and remodeled Autobots out for a spin down Highway 163 in Monument Valley near the border of Arizona and Utah. Stay tuned…more to come!
So, yeah, they started shooting, and then they showed us a bunch of cars.

First up, Optimus Prime

In the words of Michael Bay, 'The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).' So it seems our big hero has gotten a new alternate mode, if one that's not too different.

This new dude

According to Bay again, 'A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.' I like Bugattis, and the colours on this particular one.

And this other new dude

And again, 'A special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car!' Sideswipe has turned into Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays in both ROTF and DOTM, is the green Stingray here a new body/paintjob for Sideswipe? A green Sideswipe? Or is it a new Autobot?

Regardless, pretty cars and Bay movie news got Blackjack excited.
 

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Old 2013-05-29, 08:56 AM   #62
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Uh, not really a fan of Optimus new alt mode. It looks like a fat metal slug. The Bugatti is also a bit of an ugly thing. It looks sporty, but what's with the sleek rear end giving way to that sheer drop at the front?

I do rather like the Corvette though. That is a nice car
 
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Old 2013-05-29, 09:17 AM   #63
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Not a big fan of New Optimus, although it has around a year to grow on me.

I do like the Bugatti myself, and the Stingray is likewise pretty.
 
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Old 2013-05-30, 10:41 AM   #64
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More pictures from the set, this time leaked by Instagram pictures posted on Seibertron. Since I'm too lazy to link pictures one by one...

http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...s-4-set/27407/

http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...-images/27405/

Spoilers? Okay then.

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Among vehicles of interest are a beat-up semi-truck similar to G1 Optimus Prime's alternate mode, who could be anyone/thing, as well as a black Camaro... which looks slightly unfinished and non-blinged-up like the rest of the cars, so personally I'm doubtful if it's Bumblebee... maybe something like the Bumblebee-coloured beat up Datsun? Could totally be him, decked in Stealth Bumblebee colours. Just saying.

Keep in mind, other than the three pictures above, none of these are Michael Bay supplied. Could be misinformation, could be prop vehicles, could be Autobots... dunno.

There is only one question bugging me.

WHERE THE HELL IS RATCHET?

 
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Old 2013-05-30, 10:52 AM   #65
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Also, Joblo.com, whoever they are, claims to have gotten 'inside source' for the new Autobot cars' names, although I doubt they're accurate.

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Apparently the Stingray is 'Slingshot', and the Bugatti is none other than the great and awesome Drift!


Nelson from Michael Bay's forum or something is quick to say that 'production names do not equal final names', so even if the guy with the inside source is accurate, it could probably end up being a Mirage-turns-into-Dino or Stinger-turns-into-Sideswipe situation.
 
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Old 2013-05-30, 03:17 PM   #66
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From the mouth of the Bay, the Camaro seen in the shots above has been confirmed as 'Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.'

Looks a lot better than blurry instagram pictures made it out to be.
 

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Old 2013-05-31, 10:33 AM   #67
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More photographs! Courtesy of DailyMail.UK. Images linked from Seibertron. We see an Autobot convoy shot, including two new vehicles not seen above... a military truck, plus some white car hiding behind the Corvette.

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Here's a clear shot of the truck courtesy of Instagram people.
 

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Old 2013-06-01, 09:03 AM   #68
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Michael Bay's site reveals the identity of the military truck. Bit of a spoiler, so...

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The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense.

 

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Old 2013-06-01, 07:26 PM   #69
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Comedian T.J. Miller, has joined the cast. No idea who the chap personally is, though.
The guy holding the camera in Cloverfield. Good call for the material, actually.

White thing hidden in the background = updated Ratchet?

Like the beat-up Bumblebee; probably a change to distance him from being "Sam's car". Not expecting a lot of rank-and-file continuity considering the unexplained changes between ROTF and DOTM (four dropped without mention, five added).
 
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Old 2013-06-01, 07:54 PM   #70
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..or Prowl?
 
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Old 2013-06-01, 09:20 PM   #71
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I was thinking Ratchet as well, mainly because he Prime and Bumblebee seem to be the big three "Safe" Autobots.

I do like how Prime's new truck seems deliberately designed to confuse fans by being neither long nor flat nosed.

I also still think that Megatron will still be in the film, even if only in flashback, regardless of Hugo Weaving's involvement.
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 05:39 AM   #72
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White thing hidden in the background = updated Ratchet?
Oooh, please!
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 08:48 AM   #73
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Michael Bay's site reveals the identity of the military truck. Bit of a spoiler, so...



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The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense.
...I can live with this.
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 12:41 PM   #74
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I was thinking Ratchet as well, mainly because he Prime and Bumblebee seem to be the big three "Safe" Autobots.

I do like how Prime's new truck seems deliberately designed to confuse fans by being neither long nor flat nosed.

I also still think that Megatron will still be in the film, even if only in flashback, regardless of Hugo Weaving's involvement.
Its not like you'd notice if they changed voice actor on Megatron. Cullen has been distinct and I think Ratchet, Ironhide, Soundwave,Sentinel and Starscream all got voiced well. The rest I wouldnt really spot a change.

I would like Bumblebee to get his vocals fixed though. I find him really irritating with the radio playback gimmick.
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 02:17 PM   #75
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I would like Bumblebee to get his vocals fixed though. I find him really irritating with the radio playback gimmick.
Surely I'm not the only one who likes Bumblebee's 'voice'?

No?


 
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Old 2013-06-02, 02:34 PM   #76
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I like it. He doesn't speak much, and I kind of like that he mainly expresses himself through his body language.
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 02:34 PM   #77
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Surely I'm not the only one who likes Bumblebee's 'voice'?

No?

It worked fine in the first one, but in the second and third films it became an annoyance because he did speak at the end of the first one.

I would question the cost of his radio voice licensing songs and getting permission from actors and/or the estates of dead actors (like John Wayne), getting permission other companies who seem to cost a lot of money.
 
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Old 2013-06-02, 05:35 PM   #78
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To be fair, I did prefer Prime Bumblebee's adorable bwee bwee thing he's got going on, but I'm a big fan of Mobie Bumblebee's radio-speech. After all, he did have 'voice problems' in ROTF.
 
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Old 2013-06-07, 12:40 PM   #79
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Michael Bay unveils yet another car, this time a personal favourite of mine...

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Unveiling yet another surprise . . . the extraordinary and exhilarating 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe.
Cue the 'this should be Sideswipe' posts from G1ners...
 

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Old 2013-06-07, 01:01 PM   #80
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This should be Sunstreaker!


 
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