New Revelations in Transformers: Dark of the Moon TV Trailer
02.09.11 by Ryan
The teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon helped fulfill a promise by director Michael Bay who had claimed that the third installment in the Transformers franchise would blend "what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened" in the space race between the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. The recent TV spot shown during the Super Bowl showed an example of the action that will take place on Chicago's Michigan Avenue — briefly shown in a behind the scenes featurette.
While only clocking in at about 30 seconds, the spot also offers some new, blink-and-miss revelations about the sequel, with the possible reveal of some new Transformers and Optimus Prime's latest addition.
For those that caught the reveal of a large winged-beast, EW speculates that it could be the reveal of Laserbeak, a Decepticon that can change into an audio-cassette tape. In the original series, Laserbeak worked with Ravage, who was revealed as a mechanical panther in the previous sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Laserbeak (or whoever the thing is) won't be the only flying Transformer in the movie. The spot also showed Optimus Prime flying into the action; unusual, since Optimus is normally a semi-truck. While it could at first glance seem like the fusion between Optimus and Jetfire from the end of Revenge, io9 reports that the latest Optimus Prime action figure from the Hasbro Mechtech line explains how Optimus suddenly grew wings.
With the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie, one of the most iconic characters in the Transformers lore will capture the spotlight as his heroic story becomes the focus of the first-ever 3D Transformers movie. Now, an action figure befitting such an icon will be available with the new Transformers Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime action figure. The figure includes the Autobot leader's classic trailer that doubles as a weapons arsenal and is an integral part of the figure's converting play pattern. The Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime figure features three modes of conversion – vehicle, robot, and robot with "mech suit." The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a "mech suit" that Optimus Prime shows off when it's time to rumble.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens July 1, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand.