After teasing us all with a car-nucopia (sorry) of flashy new vehicle images, Michael Bay has put the first official still from the making of Transformers 4 online. It doesn’t feature any new vehicles, or any of the metallic characters, because they’re still in the early stages of rendering at ILM. Instead, what we get is the super heroic image of Bay atop… something that looks distinctly Cybertronic, with new human stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor looking on.
Wahlberg, according to the IMDB, is playing Flynn Vincent, who, along with daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) and her racer boyfriend Shane (Reynor), get wrapped up in a brand new Transformer problem when the US government decides to try to exploit the robots’ technology some time after the devastating Battle of Chicago.
With a new threat emerging, Optimus, Bumblebee and the rest must fly / drive / transform to the rescue as the world is once more put in danger. Also in the cast are Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Titus Welliver, Li Bingbing, Victoria Summer and Geng Han, who will all, we expect, get to enjoy official portraits where they stand just behind or to the side of Bay.
When not standing like a caped crusader (or a Freemans catalogue model), Bay is hard at work making the film, and Transformers 4 will hit our cinemas on July 10 next year, following a US release of June 27.