POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION BELOW
This Sunday, we’re going to get our first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction via a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII. While the new ad will surely feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and human star Mark Wahlberg, I hope that we also get a first look at The Dinobots. Plot details surrounding the film have been somewhat vague, but a new description of the film’s story has emerged on the Internet to clear things up a bit.
According to Brazilian site Omelete, Age of Extinction might feature human-made Transformers. While it sounds silly, the film follows the Autobots and Decepticons’ massive battle in Chicago at the end of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Marcelo Hessel writes:
Four years after the Battle of Chicago, the government is using reverse-engineered leftover technology to build their own Transformers. Joshua (Stanley Tucci) is an arrogant designer who believes the Autobots are “pieces of junk” and creating his own robots is a form of art. He’s fills basically the same role as Agent Simmons from the previous trilogy.
If you don’t remember, Agent Simmons was Sector Seven’s chief agent, played by John Turturro. It looks like Stanley Tucci’s character might also be part of Sector Seven, possibly a replacement for Turturro. The article describes how Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager fits into the picture. We know that he’s a failed inventor, but it appears that he’s going to get involved with the Autobots and Decepticons much like how Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) did in the first movie.
Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) is a widowed inventor who lives in a farm with his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz), unaware that she’s dating a race car driver, Shane (Jack Reynor). Cade finds a piece of Cybertronian technology and takes it back to his farm, but it is accidentally activated, leading the government and alien bounty hunters to his farm. The bounty hunters (it’s unclear if they’re connected to the Decepticons) have antigravity weapons which they use to abduct Tessa. In another scene, an entire transatlantic cruise ship is raised out of the ocean and crosses through a busy intersection while the protagonists are in the middle of a car chase.
Decepticon bounty hunter sounds a lot like the identity of a mysterious Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe, which was recently revealed to be the Decepticon Lockdown. A few months ago, director Michael Bay posted an image of the car on his personal website without a name. According to a Hasbro marketing and merchandising guide, it appears to be Lockdown, a rogue that plays both sides of the Transformer Civil War. It’s also believed that he might have a rivalry with Bumblebee.
The article continues to describe the characters in the movie and how they play into Age of Extinction. It looks like this installment might have the heart and emotional payoff missing from the first Transformers trilogy. There also seems to be more dramatic conflict in the new film, which will be very refreshing to watch, if true.
Sophia Myles is playing Darcy, Joshua’s assistant and an archaeologist. Cade, Tessa, Shane, Joshua and Darcy are the main human characters, and the main subplot is Shane trying to prove his worth to Cade. Also, Cade addresses Bumblebee as “Bee” and calms him down when Joshua trash-talks him, indicating he might be Bumblebee’s new owner.
Titus Welliver’s character, Savoy, is the leader of a team of agents sent by Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) to capture the protagonists.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in 3D and IMAX.