“You’ve got the touch!” Leaked Image of Optimus Prime (UPDATED)

Just when I think I’ve outgrown it for good, I come upon this test animation of Optimus Prime.

If there was ever a movie Michael Bay should do, it’s this one.

Also, speaking of not outgrowing things, I can hardly help but wonder why the hell he isn’t red?!

UPDATE! It’s fake.


  1. Oooh!

    But it will all be for naught if Peter Cullen does not do his voice.

  2. And Spielberg’s producing, so it might not turn out bad, I’m hopeful. Oh so very hopeful am I!

  3. I believe this is a student animation. Not positive and I can’t find the link where it was being discussed.

  4. Yeah, I was wondering about that….

    There have been quite a few hoax Transformers test animations that have hit in recent months.

  5. Yeah, that video isn’t from the production itself.

  6. Fake or not, it’s neato.

  7. WOW
    that was awsome!
    even if it was made for fun, the time it must have taken that guy.

    i thought i heard they were making a new transformers movie…live action i think

    anyone else heard that?

    maybe this was made to feel out if there would be any intrest in a live action film.

    i’m all for it

    but he should be red

  8. i thought i heard they were making a new transformers movie…live action i think

    anyone else heard that?

    The answers you seek are found above. Two lines down. Fourth word after “Michael Bay”.

  9. Changing the topic sorry;

    Not that i would ever do this but say i want to read allot of hellblazer back issues, but they apparently cost money. Where does one; not that any of us here ever would, download them, bit torrent?

  10. I may have sent you an email about this. But I probably didn’t.

    Actually, it got bounced back to me, but I tried.

  11. Its the attempt that counts!

  12. I liked it. It teased. That’s what it was supposed to do.

  13. Optimus Prime in truck form:


    I will make this proclimation here and now – if Optimus Prime is not voiced by Peter Cullen, they’re not getting my money.

  14. gone!

    Am I wrong, or is Optimus Prime a firetruck now?

    Also, I heard that Bumblebee is a fucking 2009 Camaro.

    I was all for this up until recently.

  15. I haven’t heard hes a firetruck anywhere… There are a lot of rumours floating around about this movie, I don’t think many of them are true.

    All they need to do is have ‘you got the touch’ playing during an optimus prime fight scene and I’ll be happy.

  16. The picture was of a blue and red big rig.

  17. why is Bumblebee a freaking Camaro and not a VW Bug?

  18. OK, I know the Camaro isn’t right, but then I see that truck, and I think that big truck is going to turn into a big big robot, with a big gun, and that is just awesome.

  19. No matter how simple the source material is, filmmakers always feel compelled to change it for some reason. The most basic… I mean… take a video game that only has three basic elements and turn it into a movie, and two of those elements will be missing or changed by the time it hits the screen.

    I wouldn

  20. To all toughs that are complaining that Bumblebee is not a VW BUG

    This was probably because VW and Porsche Refused Hasbro/Takara to create a new Bumblebee and Jazz for the binalternators/ Alternator Toy Run.
    VW and Porsche with there passed did not want there name on “war” Toys.

    This info for the toy Run was originally on:

    There was a Prototype of Jazz as a 911 and designs for Bumblebee as a VW BUG. But they had to be scraped.

  21. Yeah, but what’s to stop them from taking the design from an old 70’s beetle? I mean, how great would that be? I’m not sure you need clearance to use a design from an old car that’s no longer in production. It’s much more likely that in order to get more funding, or just make more cash, the producers signed a deal with Chevy and promised to make a major character be a Chevy. But I don’t know that, or course.

  22. First look at an animatic from the film:


  23. http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=24211

    Here’s an official/final list of the robots appearing in the TRANSFORMERS movie, per the recently announced web chat with writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.

    AUTOBOTS: Optimus Prime. Bumblebee (“The same G1 character we always knew and loved…He’s the scout, the one that comes ahead of the Autobots”). Jazz. Ratchet (medical officer/science officer – new form, not an ambulance). Ironhide (“He’s the muscle – a tough soldier…The first one to jump into battle” ).

    DECEPTICONS: Megatron (has a Social Darwinist view of humanity – survival of the fittest). Starscream. Brawl (“an extremely pissed off Decepticon. Always ready to jump into a fight, even when the fight isn’t worth it.”) Bonecrusher. Barricade. Scorponok. Frenzy (an infiltrator). Blackout (sends an EMP-style blast to take out electronics, detection devices, etc. in advance of Decepticon attack).

  24. Apparently this is a legit early rendering of OP’s arm:


  25. Here are the full shots for Optimus and Bumblebee and Blackout and Scorponok.


  26. =/ they’re nowhere near chunky enough, especially optimus. How does that huge truck turn into that spindly little robot?

  27. as one would guess, they’re overdoing it…

  28. A) This is the thread that will not die! No matter how far from the front page it falls!

    B) If they make those into toys, those toys will break easily and all the small pieces will choke children, and there will be many lawsuits. And, I mean, they will be made into toys.

  29. Here’s a shot of the Autobots in vehicle form:


    It’s at the bottom of the page, below the Bumblebee pic.

  30. This is the first image from the film that as me really bummed out (much, much more than Bumblebee being a Camero).

    Behold – Megatron!



  31. I’m telling you, they’re overdoing it and going to ruin it.

    Great idea/concept – but that’s not Megatron. Come On.

  32. They continue to screw things up:
    Bumbleebee’s face:

  33. Is that a gun in Optimus’s pocket or is he just happy to see me?


  34. I won’t let this thread die!

    New, better pics of Optimus Prime.


  35. These pics really depress me… c’mon…. how easy would it be to just make the trasformers similar enough to their originals to please the fans? It’s getting to the point where I’m hating this movie before I’ve even seen it.