11:45am PT by Graeme McMillan
Are 'Transformers 4's' Robots Prehistoric?
With Michael Bay currently working on the fourth Transformers movie, you might be wondering just how the latest installment could successfully differentiate itself from the three earlier installments of the Robots in Disguise series. The answer, it seems, may be in what those robots disguise themselves as.
Back in May, movie blog JoBlo reported that the good guys in the new movie wouldn't transform themselves into cars or tractor trailers like the Autobots we're familiar with, but instead prehistoric beasts.
Talking with MTV News to promote his new movie 2 Guns, Transformers 4 star Mark Wahlberg managed to offer the perfect nondenial denial about whether or not fans could expect Grimlock, Slag and the other Dinobots onscreen in next year's movie.
Asked whether or not he shares scenes with any Dinobots in the movie, Wahlberg first replied "None of your business," adding "You don't want me to get replaced halfway through production for divulging secrets." Now, it's true that saying that characters don't appear in a movie is technically divulging a secret, and yet … would that really be the kind of response he'd give if there weren't any Dinobots to be found?
Of course, this could all just be wishful thinking: The potential for cinematic spectacle is just a little bit greater with robot dinosaurs roaming around than it is with cars, no matter how lovingly they're filmed, let's be honest. Just imagine the potential tagline for the movie: Transformers 4: Robots in Very Poorly Thought Out Disguise.