'Transformers 4': Optimus Prime Gets a Makeover (Photo)

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The first images of the leader of the autobots and two new additions for Michael Bay's upcoming sequel have hit the web.

Paramount's Transformers 4 has begun production, and it looks like there will be some shiny new toys in the mix for Michael Bay's sequel.

Images of new Autobots have been released, along with a redesign for Optimus Prime. The photos feature the new bots on Highway 163 in Monument Valley, near the border of Arizona and Utah, where the production has begun shooting.

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The two completely new characters (images below) are a race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet's upcoming 2014 production car, and a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse. The Bugatti is worth more than $2.4 million.

Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, has been given a redesign, creating a much sleeker look than he's had in the previous films. What will this mean when he transforms into his robot form?

Paramount's Transformers 4, starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Sophia Myles, will hit theaters on June 27, 2014. The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that stand-up comedian-turned-actor T.J. Miller is in negotiations to join the cast as Wahlberg’s best friend, a fellow mechanic.

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