Transformers fans have been treated to several new looks at the redesigned elements of Michael Bay’s upcoming Transformers 4, mainly thanks to the director’s official Web site and the images he’s courteous enough to share as he tries to get his fanbase revved up for the next installment in the ongoing franchise. Earlier this week, we received images of the Autobots (in automobile form), as well as a shot of the new Optimus Prime, with his trademark flame decals in place. This morning, Bay drops the newest pic of Bumblebee on his official Web site. We’ve shared it with you above.
Bay explains that the new Bumblebee will be a “highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.” Take that, Fast & Furious! You’re not the only high-octane franchise with an unhealthy interest in muscle cars! I can’t tell if it’s the shadowing in the abvove image or a deliberate modification of the paint scheme, but I like the black/grey tones showing up on the body and hood of this Bumblebee. I can’t wait to see how that is incorporated into the transformed robot structure of the spunky Autobot hero.
Here’s the thing about Bay’s Transformers movies: The robots were never really the problem. When you heard die-hard fans griping about Bay’s “modifications” to the franchise they grew up on, it also centered around the human actors or Bay’s immature bathroom humor. Still, it’s very cool that the director and his team is taking a fresh pass to the four-wheeled heroes. It backs up his claims that this will be a totally new vision for the series.
Now, let’s see some of your Decepticons, Mr. Bay!