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 was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. 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!

    2 years 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.

    2 years agoby @neums-12432320Flag

  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 You didn't know what ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i didnt even know that

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Misterwonderful77

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

    2 years 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.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic never seen the dinobots before they look awesome

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. Sean

    @a7sus4 Same here!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Fry_3000

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

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  10. Upsmann44

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

    2 years agoby @upsmann44Flag

  11. Jacob Fredrick

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

    2 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  12. A7sus4

    I'm so onboard with dinobots.

    2 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  13. Sean

    @superman81 Oh, I see.

    2 years 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

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  15. JonSpidey07

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

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  16. Monkeyiron 2.0

    I think the samurai warrior is Prowl

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  17. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Well something good came of this

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  18. WongFu

    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.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  19. Sean

    @cheetoboy I hope so as well.

    2 years 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 ?

    2 years 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

    2 years 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.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  23. Sean

    @superman81 Yes, it certainly does!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Superman81

    Sounds promising

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  25. Mr.K

    @therealGoku Which he won't obviously.

    2 years 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

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    We all know what becomes of "fan favorite" characters

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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