Cover Shoots

Robot Swords

A sword is mightier than everything

Behind the scenes picture from Tranformers Age of Extinction
Photo: Paramount Pictures

If there's one thing the Transformers franchise gets right it's the fact giant robots need big swords. It took Pacific Rim nearly two acts to realize how handy such a medieval device would be in the metallic hands of such an advanced piece of machinery and the new incarnation of Optimus Prime, as will be featured in Transformers: Age of Extinction, is sort of rubbing it in on the cover of Empire Magazine as seen below.

The sneak peek at the cover came via Empire who also bring the above behind-the-scenes photo, featuring director Michael Bay attempting to kill some of his actors/stuntmen.

Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2014 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and T.J. Miller.

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As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

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  • robotsrule

    Couldn't care less.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

      But...don't robots rule?

      • robotsrule

        robotsrule has been my screename/email address since the beginning of the internet circa 1997. I was in high school and had found a package of stickers that were all robots and one of them had the caption "robots rule" on it. My buddy wrote "Japan" underneath that. That's kind of it. I don't actually like robots at all. They creep me the fuck out.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheLastEquivocationofBrist/ TheLastEquivocationofBrist

    Looks like he's about to swing that sword and decapitate Mark Wahlberg. Not Marky Mark, NOOOOO!

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    I know these movies are bad, but I enjoy Bay's stupid universe. It's so dumb and simple, it bounces up to good. That's one of Pacific Rim's problems, it takes itself too serious and it ends up being less enjoyable.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

    Wait, robots AND swords?!?! Those are two of my three favourite things! The other one is scantily clad women who are unable to function without a big strong man to save them. Any chance this movie will have some of them too?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Oscar Special is the headline, and then Transformers are on the cover. WTF.

    And there's no way to prove this, but I wouldn't be remotely surprised if Bay saw Pacific Rim and thought "Robot swords! I have to do that shit but I'll do it bigger and louder and bad asser and Bay-ier!"

  • andyluvsfilms

    This film feels like the end of the cinematic world, if not this one then the follow up definitely will be.

  • Paul Hennen

    Oscars in the corner and transformers on the front all out and ready...we'll, at least the transformers film won't be boring or fixed...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    As long as pretty much everything gets blown the f@#! up then it'll be fine.

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    I can't wait to hate this movie.