Will 'Transformers 4' Include Grimlock and the Dinobots?

Director Michael Bay is rumored to bring in some fan favorite characters from the 1980s cartoon series.
Transformers 4 rumors reveals new Autobots and Decepticons will make their big-screen debut
Transformers 4 rumors reveals new Autobots and Decepticons will make their big-screen debut
We already know that director Michael Bay is revamping the franchise with Transformers 4, bringing in a whole new cast including Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, and Bingbing Li. An unconfirmed rumor has surfaced that reveals potential spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

According to unidentified sources, the director plans on bringing back the Dinobots from the 1980s Transformers animated series, including Grimlock. The report also indicates that one of the main villains will be a character named Lockdown, who possesses a ship full of decommissioned Transformers, including the Dinobots, who are reactivated by Optimus Prime. Both Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will reportedly ride the Dinobots Grimlock and a Pterandon (possibly Swoop) into battle in Hong Kong, which falls in line with the news from last month that the sequel will be partially shot in China.

The Autobot Hound is also set to make its big screen debut, along with Galvatron, a "reborn" version of the villain Megatron. There is also a new Transformer who is a "samurai" warrior that used to be a Decepticon, but wants to switch sides to the Autobots. We reported in April that shooting will begin next month in Michigan and Chicago, with the production shifting to China in October.

The information reportedly came from a recent marketing event, but has not been confirmed (or denied) by Paramount yet. We'll have to wait and see if any official confirmations or denials come through from either Michael Bay or Paramount Pictures regarding these details.

We should also point out that a similar story broke back in April 8, 2011, in regards to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and its inclusion of the Dinobots, based on some pre-released Dinobot toys featuring the Dark of the Moon logo on their packaging. The Dinos didn't make it into the final film, but maybe this time they will. And to keep a joke running throughout this series of films, we just got off the phone with our old pal Danny DeVito, who once again confirms that Mike Patton will be voicing Grimlock. For real this time...Uh-huh. The singer and voice-over artist was also rumored to be playing a dump truck in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Triceradon in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Will we finally get the Transformers' Mike Patton performance fans have been wanting for years now? Doubtful, but there's always hope! Come on, Michael Bay! Make it happen. Put Mike Patton in your movie!

Transformers: Age of Extinction comes to theaters June 27th, 2014 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Sources: JoBlo

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Comments (27)

  1. Luc Eccles Biron

    The Dinobots were always the coolest of all Transformers!

    11 months agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  2. neums

    @monkeyiron 2.0 Don't think Prowl ever used a sword, and he's always been an Autobot. I'm thinking it's Drift, who was a Decepticon and is now an Autobot.

    11 months agoby @neums-12432320Flag

  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 You didn't know what ?

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i didnt even know that

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Misterwonderful77

    Im sure they will try to find a way to put flames on Grimlock.

    11 months agoby @misterwonderful77Flag

  6. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, it would be cool if the Dinobots do appear in Transformers 4. I was a bit disappointed when I found out that they would not be in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic never seen the dinobots before they look awesome

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. Sean

    @a7sus4 Same here!

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Fry_3000

    Hurray for hound. He should've been in the first one

    11 months agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  10. Upsmann44

    @monkeyiron2-0 I saw on another post that it was Hound. But who knows?

    11 months agoby @upsmann44Flag

  11. Jacob Fredrick

    I'm actually excited for this, hopefully Michael bay can take a note from pacific rim

    11 months agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  12. A7sus4

    I'm so onboard with dinobots.

    11 months agoby @a7sus4Flag

  13. Sean

    @superman81 Oh, I see.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Superman81

    @themoviefanatic depends, I think DOTM was better that TF1 so I am not sure how this plays out. Will probably be better than TF2. I have mine as TF3, TF1, TF2. So with this news my hopes for 4 are good

    11 months agoby @superman81Flag

  15. JonSpidey07

    yes, please bring these robots to the big screen already!
    we've waited long enough

    11 months agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  16. Monkeyiron 2.0

    I think the samurai warrior is Prowl

    11 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  17. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Well something good came of this

    11 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  18. Xenon

    As much as I like Bays films, someone else needs to ride the rails with this franchise. sorry but I've lost a little faith in M.Bay.

    11 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  19. Sean

    @cheetoboy I hope so as well.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Sean

    @superman81 Considering the changes that this movie will have from the first three Transformers movies, do you think this movie will be as good as the first Transformers movie from 2007 ? Or better then it ?

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. Superman81

    @themoviefanatic I want to see Grimlock for sure. I think this is going to be a huge movie. Say what you will about Bay, the guy can make some pretty entertaining movies. This will be another cash cow for the studio

    11 months agoby @superman81Flag

  22. Cheetoboy

    Man I've been saying for years that I hope we see the Dinobots oneday, I hope this rumor is true.

    11 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  23. Sean

    @superman81 Yes, it certainly does!

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Superman81

    Sounds promising

    11 months agoby @superman81Flag

  25. Mr.K

    @therealGoku Which he won't obviously.

    11 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  26. The Real Goku

    I hope so. He should definitely do something very different this time around. He should have followed the story from the "fall of cybertron" game

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    We all know what becomes of "fan favorite" characters

    11 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag