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Transformers 4: New Pics & A Secret, Special, Superbowl Surprise??

Sunday 2nd February 2014 by S.J. Borger

Transformers: Age of Extinction released new pictures of on-set action; cranking up the already frantic levels of excitement around the much-anticipated Super Bowl ad.

Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Courtesy of Paramount
Michael Bay (center) directs on the Transformers 4 set in China.
Courtesy of Paramount
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager and Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson with a the new version (grittier and more classic muscle car looking) Bumblebee.
Courtesy of Paramount
Optimus Prime with an all new look in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Courtesy of Paramount
Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson–race car driver and our new hero–in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
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Michael Bay (L) directs Nicola Peltz (R) in a scene from Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Courtesy of Paramount.
Mark Wahlberg, who plays a struggling inventor in the 4th incarnation of the Transformers series, taking the everyman mantle from Shia Labeouf, talks with director Michael Bay on the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Michael Bay, director and producer of the Transformers franchise, teased fans this morning, tweeting: “Be sure to check the official Michael Bay instagram account during the super bowl for a special surprise.”

Sidebar: are we the only ones reminded of Dude, Where’s My Car? by this quote?? 

The Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer has been voted the most anticipated movie trailer or ad of Super Bowl XLVIII in a recent poll by Fandango. A whopping 48% of viewers said the trailer was the one they were most looking forward to seeing.

Other trailers airing during the Super Bowl are The Amazing Spider-Man-2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Noah and Robocop.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is slated for a June 27, 2014 release and stars Jack Raynor, Nicola Peltz and Mark Wahlberg, with Peter Cullen reprising his role as the voice of Optimus Prime. Kelsey Grammer recently joined the cast as the villain Harold Attinger, and Glenn Morshower is returning to the role of General Morshower.

Can’t wait for the Super Bowl ad? Don’t care? Tell us in the comments!

S.J. Borger

SJB lives in Southern California, though she can't remember deciding to move there from San Francisco. She got a degree in theatre and enjoyed the student loan debt so much she went for a Masters in Film and Television. Per Los Angeles County regulations, she declared herself a screenwriter upon arrival and is often seen typing away in her local Starbucks in order to maintain the persona. She plays a healer on World of Warcraft and therefore will never be allowed to stop playing. You can follow her on Twitter @sjbwrite!