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'Transformers 4' Poster Shows Optimus Prime's New House Pet

The latest iteration of the Robots in Disguise is "bigger and badder-ass" than the previous movie, according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Transformers Age of Extinction Movie Poster - P 2014

A new poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction has been released, highlighting one of the biggest changes for the franchise as it relaunches itself: This time, there are robotic dinosaurs to heighten the visual spectacle.

Revealed on the Den of Geek website, the new poster gives a better look at the new pairing glimpsed in the last trailer for the movie, with Optimus Prime astride Grimlock, defiantly holding his sword aloft.

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The new poster signals the new beginning for the Michael Bay-directed series that producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura discussed with USA Today, saying that the new installment features familiar characters being “bigger and badder-ass than they have ever been.”

“Michael has always been conscientious about the need to keep topping 'the last one,’ ” the producer explained. “First, it was topping the animated Transformers television program; now we need to top our third movie.” Bay agreed, likening Age of Extinction to “Batman with a new suit.”

“We needed to change the look from top to bottom,” he said. Well, if giant robot T. Rexes don’t do the job, what will?