Transformers 3 Superbowl trailer at Yahoo

  Posted in Entertainment on February 7th, 2011 by andersonh1

The new trailer for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon can be seen here.

And from the accompanying Yahoo article:

Before this spot aired, director Michael Bay had only released a short and mysterious teaser trailer from his third and reportedly final film in the “Transformers” franchise. The Super Bowl ad, however, dispensed with the subtlety and showed some real action. It shows returning stars Shia LaBeouf and Tyrese Gibson caught in the crossfire as alien spacecraft reign down destruction on the city of Chicago.

The footage has the first look at Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the former Victoria’s Secret model who was cast as the female lead after Megan Fox left the project. Fox and Bay had both disparaged each other in the press after the second film, “Revenge of the Fallen,” so it was not a big surprise that she did not come back for a third. But it was certainly unexpected for Bay to cast Huntington-Whitely, who had no previous acting experience, to take over as the romantic lead. Bay said that he auditioned more experience actresses, but concluded “it was something more interesting to go with something brand new and fresh.”

Still, the real treat for fans in the spot was seeing the return of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. Optimus died in the second movie, but was brought back to life by the end of it. And in this third movie, it looks like he gets an upgrade. That’s him flying down to the street with jet engines on his back and slicing through attacking robots with his sword. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opens July 1.

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