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06 September 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Aint It Cool

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"Hello. I'm beloved Autobot leader Optimus Prime. I know that some of you human Transformers fans have been having system failures at the thought of me sporting painted flames. I would warn you, then, to prepare to be even more outraged at plans to eschew my usual deep red colour for a more modernistic yellow and green hue. It’s just the way I’m feeling right now. Got to look 2.0 for the kids.

“Just kidding! But it certainly looks like the flames are here to stay, if these latest, clearer images of me in the flesh – well, metal - are anything to go by. The debates have already been spreading like wildfire, so head on over to Ain't It Cool News for a little extra fuel. And please remember: never take sweets from Decepticons. Thank you. Prime out.”

Yes, kids, it's another possible first look at Optimus Prime. Is this it? Or is it another model that the studio will disavow all knowledge of? Have a look for yourself and then decide...

Head over to Ain't It Cool News for more pictures.

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For the love of god more please more! More

Posted by Tim_Bisley at 13:21 on 22 March 2007 | Report This Post

RE: "Ready for his close up".....
Cool! Wanna see more though.     More

Posted by unhingedmoviepigeon at 15:00 on 22 January 2007 | Report This Post

RE: clark kent hee hee hee
I think you should take your hand off your penis and stop pleasuring yourself watching Bandon Routh fly around in his tights...fucking fag...  More

Posted by bailian at 09:29 on 22 January 2007 | Report This Post

Bionicles rather than transformers
They look more like bionicle robots. and i cant understand why star screen is the biggest and towers over the rest, even megatron.its hard to say how this movie is going to turn out. Dreamworks have changed everything to much..wel just have to wait and see. but seeing pictures and trailers of this movie, it doesnt quite have the same feel as the original autobots and decepticons.. but special effects are impressive. More

Posted by bailian at 09:09 on 22 January 2007 | Report This Post

Please. Never pretend to be a character again. It's just lame. More

Posted by The Jackle at 18:58 on 20 September 2006 | Report This Post

transformers belongs in the eighties
It isn't going to be good. We want it to be good. The proper trailer will make it look good. But Michael Bay... aaahhh Michael, darling... please... We're all going to get excited. The Empire Reading (and for those who are too cheap and just read the website) public are going to WANT to like this Unless a miracle happens this is going to be a three star film (two on video) and that the mutha-fuckin truth. Monster House was good though ;-p More

Posted by billkiller at 17:14 on 13 September 2006 | Report This Post

I don't really like this look. Sure, it's detailed and all, but have a look at the Transformers : Infiltration comics, there's a detailed Optimus, which still looks like the G1 Optimus. I'd like that a lot better. I especially fear the pictures I've seen of Megatron. I mean, a cybertronian jet (possibly) without a blaster on his arm? That's no Megatron. I also heard that there will be no mass shifting, so where will that leave Soundwave? More

Posted by JohnnyTruant at 22:03 on 12 September 2006 | Report This Post

Prime Opinion
Change can be a good thing. Original design of comic/cartoon would not work live action. I would never want someone directing a movie who could be influenced by whiners on-line. More

Posted by Ryan_D_Bell at 15:50 on 09 September 2006 | Report This Post

optimus prime
this is a terrible look for optimus, cause it doesnt look like the generation 1 version when its suppose to look like the generation 1 optimus prime, cause he's not a racing car , but a normal red truck. I think they must now fix this problem and make the transformers look exactly like the 80's cartoons version since the film is about the first few episodes of season one. More

Posted by aussietrooper20 at 08:35 on 09 September 2006 | Report This Post

why what have you been saying over there to get called a plant? More

Posted by Hellspawn at 17:34 on 07 September 2006 | Report This Post

Who gives a rat's ass
"A serious film was too much to expect" are you cocking kidding me. It's a film based on toys about robot's who turn into cars and fight. Fuck me lets get Hulk Hogan in and really spice it up. Do people actually make films for adults anymore, and can somebody recommend an agent for my slinky spring script idea. More

Posted by Jason Abbey at 11:32 on 07 September 2006 | Report This Post

im gettin use to Prime. i like it. BUT megatron needs to be sorted out!!! More

Posted by charliealonso at 22:38 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

I wouldn't go to AICN if I were you, doctor. They call people like us "plants".  More

Posted by LongLiveTheKong at 21:51 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

Haha, troll. Btw, the show is spry at 22. Agreed with F1xer. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 20:53 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

why is everyone so fucking excited over this bloody movie! Transformers is a stupid idea! robot aliens who come to eartha nd fight each other! get out of your parents basement and actually discuss something worth arguin over! such as firefly, angel...the fact that star wars is finaly being released in its original version or you could find something that isnt thirty years old and shows its age! the tv show at the moment is BOLLOCKS! More

Posted by clarkkent at 20:46 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

I totally agree.  To be honest, and I choose my words very carefully, although I love Transformers G1 the classic Optimus in robot form I felt didn't always give the impression of being one of the biggest, hardest robots ever to roll out of Alpha Trion's workshop.  Obvious exeptions being his charge into battle in the animated movie and his first ever altercation with Megatron in War Dawn.  Speaking of which, I'm actually far more interested in how they depict Megatron, esp More

Posted by F1xer at 20:38 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

It's not about blinging him up, it's about making it realistic, and yet also honouring previous incarnations. Which it does fine. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 19:41 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

They couldn't resist could they. They had to bling it up. So is Optimus prime driven by a chav or something? Flames? A serious film was too much to expect I guess. More

Posted by Manjaser at 19:36 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

Lots of concept images have been leaked, but I really like the realism look of the Transformers, and Optimus looks very recognisable. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 16:14 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

loose the falmes
loose the flames bay and i might ,just might buy it More

Posted by danbo1138 at 14:59 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

no no no
not bocky enought. should be retro. More

Posted by BlueDragon21120 at 12:54 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

the flames are unneccessary but it's recognisable as optimus prime which is about all we can hope for, surely? More

Posted by kingy7 at 11:37 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

It's just a concept pic. Check out all the images from the still galleries on the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings DVDs, or any other DVD. They always have hundreds of concepts artworks which are either improved upon or chucked, but rarely make it into the film in the form in which you see them. More

Posted by jncorbett at 10:52 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I swear that thing wasn't there!!
This is only a concept pic of Prime dated October 2005. The most recent concept is a bit more bulkier with improvements to the feet, shoulders and face.   For those people who wont further info check out Don Murphys website (He is one of the producers) and Michael Bays Website, Nelson is the forum moderator and has confirmed the date of this concept. They are also 1st hand sources and not 3rd hand. b6d84e7af64313be833f8e0b944&am More

Posted by jimbosolo at 10:46 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

I swear that thing wasn't there!!
....When I first posted!! I'm not that hungover am I?? Not new to this, just missed it. Or it wasn't there when I posted. Cheers for the heads up though, punchdrunk! More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 10:13 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

what the fuck!, what's all that robotic looking shit sticking out of him, I know they won't look as simple as in the cartoons, but come one, that guy looks like some nerd made him in a garage More

Posted by CameronJames at 10:12 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

pimp my transformer!!!! More

Posted by allan_hayward at 09:42 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

Drawmyfoot you need to - *Click image to enlarge* the thumb nail size image gets much bigger....are you new to this stuff? More

Posted by punchdrunk at 09:36 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

"Ready for his close up".....
.....So any chance of a close up?? Larger image would be appreciated but.... yeah, looks cool. More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 09:21 on 06 September 2006 | Report This Post

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