By now, the subtitle of Michael Bay’s fourth Transformers film should have already clued you into some cold, hard facts, mainly “hey, that probably didn’t all work out for us!” because while the third Transformers film ended after a protracted, Chicago-destroying battle, it did end with hope. Transformers: Age of Extinction doesn’t quite sound, well, that hopeful, does it? Extinction. Not good. Oopsie.
The next film opens post-Chicago (will the battle be referred to as the Battle of Chicago, a la Avengers and The Battle of New York? We can only hope), as the humans of the world attempt to cobble back together something resembling “normal life.” We imagine this is a pretty tall order. As positive as this may all sound, though, a new evil (well, an old evil, but at least one that’s new to humanity) begins to make itself known. Time to battle again! And this time with zero Shia LaBeouf to scream for “BUMBLEBEEEE!” How will this possibly work?
Well, first Mark Wahlberg is going to find a Transformer (“Transformah!”) in a barn and then a bunch of our favorite characters will come back (yes, including Bumblebee and also Optimus Prime) and then the Dinobots (yes, the Dinobots!) will arrive and then everyone is going to fight some baddies again. We’re probably going to lose another city, but we will gain a new Transformers trilogy in the process, so shrug.
Just how much destruction is Age of Extinction prepared to rain down? Oh, a lot. Take a look at the film’s latest TV spot:
Yes, that is Grimlock breathing fire. No, you didn’t know you wanted a Transformers and Jurassic Park crossover, but here it is, and you’re very welcome. Transformers: Age of Extinction will reportedly pit some of our favorite Autobots (and Dinobot pals, apparently) against a pack of fresh Decepticons, both human-made (like Galvatron and Stinger) and more traditional (like Lockdown), so this action-heavy TV spot is likely just a taste of the mayhem we have in store when the film arrives in June.
It sure looks like the age of extinction is kicking off in high style, but just who exactly is going to end up extinct? (We’re guessing the Decepticons, but let’s just have a little bit of fun pretending we don’t know how this will all ultimately shake out.)
The film will star Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Titus Welliver.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens on June 27th.
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