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Transformers 4 Rumored Character Roster Additions

Posted on 05-21-2013 at 01:18 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Movie
Transformers-4-Lockdown-Rumor
Joblo has posted an article in which they claim that a "reliable source"(who attended a recent marketing event) has provided them with information on characters to appear in Transformers 4. They did label the information as a "rumor" so take it with a grain of salt. However they also claimed that their source has been reliable in the past....so...onwards to the list!
  • Grimlock
  • Lockdown
  • Hound
  • Galvatron
  • Swoop(implied since apparently Bumblebee will ride on a Pteranadon while Optimus Prime will ride Grimlock)
  • Former "Samurai" Decepticon who wants to regain his honor and become an Autobot(Drift? Bludgeon?)
Since the end of Dark Of The Moon, fans have speculated that Megatron would return as Galvatron in Transformers 4, after all...he IS the almighty Megatron...reformatted. Lockdown might not be too surprising(if this rumor turns out to be true), due to Hasbro pulling cues from Transformers Animated(and Lockdown rose to popularity in that show).

Read on for plot details...be forewarned, if these rumors are the plot details reveal a substantial part of the movie..so read at your own risk!


Potential SPOILER WARNING!

From Joblo:

That's right, folks, our source has confirmed that TRANSFORMERS 4 will feature none other than the famed Dinobots, including fan favorite Grimlock. No word on whether he'll retain his neanderthal voice, but one can only hope he does as that's a true staple of the character. One of the villains of the film will be a character named Lockdown, who has a ship full of decommissioned Transformers, including the dinobots, which are somehow brought back to life by a captured Optimus Prime. Prime is joined by returning autobot Bumblebee and at one point both characters (and potentially others) will "ride" the Dinobots into battle in Hong Kong (which fits well within the announcement that the film would film partially in China), with Prime on Grimlock and Bumblebee on a Pterandon, presumably Swoop.
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Zikmaster1000
If this turns out to be true that means we will get The Dinobots, Galvatron, Lockdown and a Samurai Decepticon which would obviously be Bludgeon or Drift, while the film most likely will suck I think we can expect amazing robot designs, CGI and action scenes
Shockwaved
Just saw this myself, I like the idea of having the characters turning up. Not sure how I feel about the "ride" bit though.
Zikmaster1000
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Originally Posted by Shockwaved View Post
Just saw this myself, I like the idea of having the characters turning up. Not sure how I feel about the "ride" bit though.
I'm guessing Swoop would carry Bumblebee into battle and drop him in it right away, I don't have a big problem for that, but I am a little worried about Prime riding Grimlock, I know Bay isn't good at making films for fans but I don't think even he would make Grimlock a steed in the fil-oh wait this is the guy who ruined Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave and Shockwave in DOTM, I'm still waiting to see, it's probably just rumors, except these ones seem the most plausable we've had so far
Zikmaster1000
I posted my thread in Transformers Movie Boards but it's also still a rumor so I thought I'd also post it here, according to this we have an idea of who to expect in Transformers 4, read for yourself and share your thoughts

Which Classic Characters Look Set To Appear In TRANSFORMERS 4?

If this turns out to be true then not only will we get The Dinobots and Galvatron, but Lockdown and a Samurai Decepticon, who will probably be Bludgeon and Hound.

Share your thoughts
netkid
I really like the choices, but it all sounds too good to be true.

I know Bay is against the Dinobots, but I think we may have reached the point where Hasbro says to him "we want THESE characters in the sequels. Make it work or else we will get someone else to do the job."

Many of the original characters Bay has added in existed only for comic relief and were not well received. Adding to that, many of the big name Transformers characters featured in his films were poorly represented and served no other purpose than to look good standing around and die foolishly.
Allsorts
Happy about the possible inclusion of the Dinobots, but not sure how i feel about him being Prime's mount.

Grimlock, no like Pony ride!
Sideways77
I'm up for some Movie-verse Bludgeon. He'd look great on the big screen.

Lockdown too.
HeroicC300
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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
I really like the choices, but it all sounds too good to be true.
I have to agree.

No sports cars. It MUST be a fake.
jackgaughan
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a former "Samurai" Decepticon that wants to regain his honor and become an Autobot.
Drift? (It'll probably be Mr. Kickass-Killed-a-dinosaur-is-Japanese-and-is-cool-seriously-you-guys rather than Mr. Hippy-Sama.)
Lazerwave
I thought Michael Bay Hated Dinobots.

I'm not believe it until I see more stuff.
Zikmaster1000
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Originally Posted by jackgaughan View Post
Drift? (It'll probably be Mr. Kickass-Killed-a-dinosaur-is-Japanese-and-is-cool-seriously-you-guys rather than Mr. Hippy-Sama.)
Oh right I forgot about Drift, that actully makes more sense
edgs2099
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Originally Posted by HeroicC300 View Post
I have to agree.

No sports cars. It MUST be a fake.
Pretty much. I'm being totally serious. I'm nearly certain they still have their deal with GM. This thing will most likely have to be 10% car commercial like the last 3.
Barricade24
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Originally Posted by Lazerwave View Post
I thought Michael Bay Hated Dinobots.

I'm not believe it until I see more stuff.
I agree. This doesn't sound like Bay's work at all. The samurai could be possible, but Bay hates the Dinobots, so I doubt he would include them.
HeroicC300
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Originally Posted by edgs2099 View Post
Pretty much. I'm being totally serious. I'm nearly certain they still have their deal with GM. This thing will most likely have to be 10% car commercial like the last 3.
This is the one thing that pisses me off most about the films. Not Sam, not the dumb humor, the fact that outside of the first film, they've gone out of their way to avoid larger vehicles in the films. These vehicles are a cornerstone of Transformers, so ignoring them is disrespectful to the franchise.
Sideswipe1954
This caught my eye

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They also mention that we'll see a former "Samurai" Decepticon that wants to regain his honor and become an Autobot.
Drift, maybe?
AutobotJazz1
Id love to see a movieverse Bludgeon!
Lazerwave
Even if they are confirmed Autobots in the movie I would have to say, "Is that it?"
Lazerwave
If it turns out to be the Dinobots and Hound are confirmed Autobots in the film I would have to say, "Is that it?"
agentSAP2006
So, what is Comic Book Movie's track record for rumors?
encline
Grimlock IS in it..
Niv3k
This has to be fake lol too many cool characters in it.
BenjaminXavier
LOCKDOWN!?!!

Man, imagine getting a HA lockdown...
Mechafire
Sounds fake IMO.
edgs2099
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Originally Posted by JamesBenjamin View Post
LOCKDOWN!?!!

Man, imagine getting a HA lockdown...
NEWS FLASH!

T4 Lockdown character concept art found!

Looks nearly nothing like the Character? CHECK
Looks like it is half metal Gargoyle? CHECK
Teeny tiny homage to the character name? CHECK
Will say GRAAAHHHHHGERRRRRR! and then die? CHECK

8bitboy
The Decepticon samurai out to reclaim his honor by turning into an Autobot could be Drift/Deadlock. It would be interesting since I also thought of it as a good idea but knowing Bay he will likely do some massive, unrealized, cliche, crap with him like Sideswipe and Dino. Still not enough to get me to watch TF4. Not even the Dinobots are enough.
8bitboy
Could you imagine the gimmick for the toyline? Dinoriders! Then you get a Legends/Commander sized transformer riding on a Deluxe to Voyager sized Dinobot... ugh...

*Edit: Awe! No! It'd be "Cybertronian Alliance" Lol!
Aernaroth
I'd take this with a grain of salt, given it's all third-hand, but if it's legit, neat I guess.
THEdeathsHEAD
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Originally Posted by Zikmaster1000 View Post
If this turns out to be true that means we will get The Dinobots, Galvatron, Lockdown and a Samurai Decepticon which would obviously be Bludgeon, while the film most likely will suck I think we can expect amazing robot designs, CGI and action scenes
Lockdown?! YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
LDM
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Originally Posted by edgs2099 View Post
NEWS FLASH!

T4 Lockdown character concept art found!

Looks nearly nothing like the Character? CHECK
Looks like it is half metal Gargoyle? CHECK
Teeny tiny homage to the character name? CHECK
Will say GRAAAHHHHHGERRRRRR! and then die? CHECK

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46d62f91.png
OMG!!!!

Are you working on the film??! How did you get this concept art!!!
SideSwipe75
From Comicbookmovies.com

JoBlo is sure they've learned quite a few details about Transformers 4 from a source at a marketing event. Not only do they reveal which characters might be making an appearance, but also a little on how they'll factor in to the plot of the movie. So although this has to be taken as a rumor until official word, we've always found JoBlo to be pretty reliable so SPOILER WARNING is in effect from here on in.

So their source has confirmed that TRANSFORMERS 4 will feature none other than the famed Dinobots, including fan favorite Grimlock. No word on whether he'll retain his neanderthal voice, but one can only hope he does as that's a true staple of the character. One of the villains of the film will be a character named Lockdown, who has a ship full of decommissioned Transformers, including the dinobots, which are somehow brought back to life by a captured Optimus Prime. Prime is joined by returning autobot Bumblebee and at one point both characters (and potentially others) will "ride" the Dinobots into battle in Hong Kong (which fits well within the announcement that the film would film partially in China), with Prime on Grimlock and Bumblebee on a Pterandon, presumably Swoop.

Additionally, the autobot Hound will make his debut, as well as a former "Samurai" Decepticon that wants to regain his honor and become an Autobot. And what about Megatron, who is presumed dead after the last film? Well, fans of TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE will be happy to know that not only will the dinobots be making their debut, but also Galvatron, who is basically Megatron "reborn" (and originally voiced by the first Spock, Leonard Nimoy).



Via JoBlo
Niv3k
Omg that concept art seems legit!
edgs2099
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Originally Posted by LDM View Post
OMG!!!!

Are you working on the film??! How did you get this concept art!!!
I know a guy that knows a guy that looked at a guy who had vacuumed Bay's production offices once.
QLRformer
That sounds lovely. They're pulling out all the stops, which they should have done in the first place.

But I DO hope it's true...
EnergonWaffles
I laughed out loud at the part about Optimus and Bumblebee riding the Dinobots.

But hell, this sounds interesting.
Anguirus
All that said, Galvatron does seem to be one of the few plausible villains for the piece considering how many 'cons are dead.

Resurrected Megatron again, even if they rename him, seems silly though. Just have a new character called Galvatron. Space could be full of Decepticon warlords.
theledge
"Prime is joined by returning autobot Bumblebee and at one point both characters (and potentially others) will "ride" the Dinobots into battle in Hong Kong"

Even if this is fake.. which is suspect it is, I have never wanted anything to be true more than this!!!! dinobots IN hong kong??? i think i just peed my pants.
Kaymac
This sounds like a WHOLE lot of fanwank to me. I'm taking this with an asteroid broken off from the salt planet.
kaijuguy19
Grimlock and the Dinobots in TF4? Oh how I wish to see them on the silver screen but I thought that Bay doesn't want the Dinobots in it? Then again he did bring in Arcee who he also doesn't like in ROTF so we'll see.

I was expecting Galvatron to be the main villian of the movie since he's a likely canidiate but not sure about him being Megatron reborn.

Lockdown is a sweet surprise too and I can see him being in the movie. Wonder if he'll retain his ROTF toy design?

Hound is nice to see here and as for that former Decepticon that wants to be an Autobot? That does have Drift written all over it.

This is likely be fake but if at least some of it is true then I think we're in for a treat.
netkid
IF THIS IS TRUE (and I very much doubt it is), then there is one thing that MUST HAPPEN.

LANCE HENRIKSEN MUST VOICE LOCKDOWN.
spartan 3764
I remember movie Hound from the PSP version of the first game,
ided like to keep it that way
Gingerchris
I have my doubts.
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Originally Posted by 8bitboy View Post
Could you imagine the gimmick for the toyline? Dinoriders! Then you get a Legends/Commander sized transformer riding on a Deluxe to Voyager sized Dinobot... ugh...
Any excuse to cram another Legions/Legends Bumblebee figure in there.
Jazz210
How the hell would optimus get captured if he's a super brass knuckle sword wielding gun toting give me your face Badass????
BenjaminXavier
Well, and if Megs gets reformatted into Galvatron that could set up Unicron for a part 2 (or more likely part 3) if they plan the broad strokes from the start.

If its true, that is.
President Prime
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Originally Posted by Jazz210 View Post
How the hell would optimus get captured if he's a super brass knuckle sword wielding gun toting give me your face Badass????
He has obviously allowed himself to be captured in order to obtain more faces for his collection.


On a side note, if they do include the dinobots, I hope they at least use the IDW incarnation. I really don't feel like two fucking hours of "ME GRIMLOCK". Ugh.
Jazz210
So Galvatron is in it?............not surprised one bit. Actually not surprised at any of this really. I'll be surprised if Bumblebee is given a backseat role and Prowl is the front run character and BB is just always nex to him to show he's still a presence.
Zikmaster1000
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Originally Posted by agentSAP2006 View Post
So, what is Comic Book Movie's track record for rumors?
It's actully very good, most of the rumors or speculations they have turn out to be true or close, it's very reliable, so if they said they heard this then they heard it, but is the person giving the information reliable?
Escargon
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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
if this is true (and i very much doubt it is), then there is one thing that must happen.

Lance henriksen must voice lockdown.
forever and ever he must voice lockdown.
Josh
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Originally Posted by Escargon View Post
forever and ever he must voice lockdown.
YESSSSSSSSS

At the very least I hope the Lockdown bit is true
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
I know Bay is against the Dinobots, but I think we may have reached the point where Hasbro says to him "we want THESE characters in the sequels. Make it work or else we will get someone else to do the job."
I don't see Hasbro guiding Bay's designs so overtly. I think the movie drives what Hasbro is doing more so than the other way around. Bay is essentially given the treasure trove of history that is TF lore and Hasbro says, do what you want with these- with perhaps minimal guidance. Hasbro seems to be driving the Dinobots concept both because of the popularity of the characters thanks to High Moon AND what the movie seeks to do with them. Although it's hard to tell if High Moon's efforts perhaps inspired Bay to use them or Bay talked about using them and then Hasbro and High Moon jumped on the band wagon.

Regardless, I see the movie driving Hasbro all the way to town.

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