Four years after the war in Chicago, the Transformers may be facing extinction.
At least that’s the main takeaway from the perfectly hyperbolic new title for Michael Bay’s fourth franchise installment — Transformers: Age of Extinction. Paramount revealed the title and a brand new, sand-covered poster, Tuesday, for the Mark Walhberg-starrer that’s scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
Yahoo! Movies premiered the title and poster and hinted that Dinobots (you know, robots that turn into dinosaurs) may factor into the story, but no additional plot details were provided for the fourquel. The poster only leaves us with more questions. Are the Transformers facing extinction? Are they already assumed to be extinct? Will the Transformers need to be excavated, Jurassic Park-style? Or…recreated Jurassic Park-style? Are we even talking about Transformers!? Maybe they’re doing just fine and the humans are the ones in danger of extinction!
Bay wrote on his website earlier this year that “the story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction co-stars Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, and T.J. Miller. It is currently filming in Chicago.