Transformers: Age of Extinction is the official name for Paramount and Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 as revealed by the film’s first teaser poster today. It’s not to be confused with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, though does reinforce that some big cinematic “ages” are upon us.
The Age of Extinction poster art depicts the now familiar film logo featuring the number 4 and half of the Decepticon insignia. Rather than floating in mid-air, the logo is buried in the sand/dirt and looks as if it has been excavated as a dinosaur fossil might.
Speaking of dinosaurs, the Age of Extinction title, key art and recent interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura all but confirm that the Dinobots will play a significant role in the film and central plot, whatever that might be. Paramount has been hush-hush regarding story details and nothing concrete beyond a chase and things blowing up has managed to leak from the ongoing production.
Representing the human contingent in Transformers: Age of Extinction is the entirely revamped cast including Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and T.J. Miller. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be returning and joined by newcomers Hound, a selection of sleek sports cars, and presumably up to five Dinobots that may or may not include Grimlock, Sludge, Slag, Swoop and Snarl.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for a June 27, 2014 release.