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The next installment of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise, which up until now we've just been calling Transformers 4, has finally found a title. Yahoo! is not only reporting that the next installment of the series will be titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, but has also revealed the film's first teaser poster, which you can see above. The site doesn't offer up any details regarding the plot, but the title does seem to confirm previous rumors about the movie saying that it will be the first live-action title to feature the Dinobots.
While it still remains speculation until it is officially confirmed by the studio, the rumor from back in May said both that the movie would include Dinobots, and had very specific character details. It was said that the main villain from the movie will be Lockdown, and that he "has a ship full of decommissioned Transformers, including the Dinobots, which are somehow brought back to life by a captured Optimus Prime." Dinobot team leader/Tyrannosaurus Rex Grimlock was naturally rumored to be one of the Dinobots that got reactivated.
Introduced back in 1984, the Dinobots were a team of Autobot Transformers who turn into Dinosaurs. The original members of the team included the aforementioned Grimlock, Slag (a Triceratops), Sludge (an Apatosaurus), Snarl (a Stegosaurus), and Swoop (a Pteranodon). Paddles, a member of the team who could transformer into an Elasmosaurus, was part of the team in the comics, but didn't appear in the animated series where the rest of the team came from.
Based on a script by Ehren Kruger, who had a hand in writing both Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it's been said that the film will center on a mechanic and his daughter who discover a secret that gets the attention of Autobots, Decepticons and the government. Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, Sophia Myles and Titus Welliver have been confirmed to play the human members of the cast, and Peter Cullen will be returning to voice Optimus Prime. The film is currently in production and recently the following picture was released from the set:
What do you think about the title Transformers: Age of Extinction? Do you think that it's a sign that the Dinobots will be in the film? Are you excited by the prospect of Dinobots being in a Transformers movie? Tell us what you think in the comments below and get ready for when the film comes out on June 27, 2014.