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Dinobots Confirmed For Transformers 4
When robot dinosaurs ruled the earth...

02 September 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Tformers.com

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Confirming unofficial reports from eagle-eyed set snoopers earlier in the week, Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has told Beijing News that the Dinobots will indeed be making an appearance in Michael Bay's Transformers 4. Yes, really.

"I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about. The world's coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles, so whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it will be a feast for the eyes."

You can read more of the interview over on Transformers fansite Tformers.com, but be warned: it's not a perfect translation, so do take some of what you read with a grain of salt.

If you're not in the know about The Dinobots, or never watched them on the telly as a little 'un, then allow us to list the team. There's Grimlock (Tyrannosaurus rex and team leader, seen above in the Fall Of Cybertron video game), Slag (Triceratops and Grimlock's number two), Sludge (Apatosaurus), Snarl (Stegosaurus), Swoop (Pteranodon) and Paddles (Elasmosaurus, though he's only in the comic books).

They are as you'd expect: robots that turn into dinosaur-shaped robots. Interestingly, they're called 'Dinotrons' in Japan, but that really is a side note. What's more important is how on earth they'll fit into the fourth Transformers movie - something that may or may not be made easier by the character reboot the franchise is getting, with Pain & Gain alum Mark Wahlberg and Hollywood newcomer Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) now starring.

Other confirmed details include the time setting, which is four years after the Invasion Of Chicago seen in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, and the characters' roles: Wahlberg is a struggling inventor and single father to Tessa (Nicola Peltz) who in turn is going out with race car driver Shane (Reynor). Kelsey Grammer plays bad guy Harold Attinger. Brum has not been confirmed.

But enough with these words! Now is the time to watch YouTube clips of the cartoon Dinobots as they do their thing. Click play below to do so, and remember that the as-yet untitled Transformers 4 is aiming for a June 27 release next year.


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Your Comments

Er, hang on...
I understand the point and concept behind a toy robot that turn into a big metal dinosaur but how does that within the logic of a movie? Surely the point about the transformers is that they can disguise themselves as cars n stuff. So Marky Mark is going to be walking down the street and be all, "oh look at that totally normal, not suspicious looking at all, big metal dinosaur." Oh wait, what am i thinking...logic of a movie? I forgot it's Michael Bay. More

Posted by AJJCrook at 12:54 on 06 September 2013 | Report This Post

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Amazing. This film will be awesome, Marky Mark, Michael Bay and Dinobots. Colour me moist! More

Posted by Scott_ at 23:12 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

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I have no problem suspending belief for dinobots but Wahlberg as an inventor? BUWAHAHAHA More

Posted by UTB at 22:05 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

Wow, there are "Chinese vehicles" in this one? Count me in. More

Posted by Oroborous at 19:51 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

I thought this was announced months ago. More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 18:11 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

Awesome, love Grimlock. This should be pretty much impossible to screw up... More

Posted by spacemonkey187 at 17:01 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

It doesn't matter, none of them will be given any time on screen to give their characters any impact, out of the past 3 films only Optimus and Bumblebee have been given that honor. Given the last films focus on 3D you would think that Micheal Bay would give characters more than 1 dimension. More

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