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'Transformers 4': Optimus Prime redesigned

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Optimus Prime

Beloved action-film parodist Michael Bay is busy wrangling robot-cars, girls with low self-esteem, and Wahlbergs for next year’s anticipated fourquel Trans4mers 4: 4th Gear — or whatever it’ll be called. But Bay took time out of his busy schedule to post the first look of the redesigned Optimus Prime on his website. Take a look:

Optimus Prime

What? When we said “redesigned Optimus Prime,” you thought we meant Optimus Prime in his giant-robot shape and not in his overgrown-manchild’s-toy-car shape? But come on, look at the flames! Trans4mers: 4tress of 4titude opens next June. The plot of the film is still under wraps.

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