‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Super Bowl spot: Wahlberg, Autobots

Feb. 02, 2014 | 5:19 p.m.

Take that, Decepticons! Optimus Prime gets a fancy new makeover for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" courtesy of Western Star. (Andrew Cooper / Paramount)

Meet one of the newest members of the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" cast: a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet's upcoming 2014 production car. (Andrew Cooper / Paramount)

Meet one of the newest members of the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" cast: a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million. (Andrew Cooper / Paramount)

Fans got a detailed look at Michael Bay’s summer blockbuster “Transformers: Age of Extinction” during Sunday’s Super Bowl, and the scope of the imagery in the new teaser suggests that the master of explosive popcorn entertainment might be looking to outdo himself with the fourth installment in the franchise.

Written by Ehren Kruger and directed by Bay, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” sees actor Mark Wahlberg join the series about warring tribes of alien robots with a propensity for causing massive destruction here on planet Earth.

Last May, Paramount released images featuring some of the updated character designs from the movie, including shots of an upgraded Optimus Prime and two new Autobots that will battle Decepticons right alongside him.

The photos, taken on the Monument Valley, Utah, set of the sequel, featured Optimus Prime as a customized Western Star truck, along with the new characters, a sleek Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray. (Check them out in the gallery above.)

In an interview with The Times, Bay talked openly about his plans for a fourth “Transformers” movie, saying at the time that it “absolutely” will be his last.

“Here’s the thing,” Bay said at the time. “It’s tough to find someone who’s done these kind of movies, and to have the complication of creating the new stuff that needs to be in this movie — not just characters but a new type of action, I hope — and that’s a lot for someone new to bite off. And so after this one I will leave it in the best hands possible. That’s the plan.”

“Transformers 4″ film is set to arrive in theaters June 27.

– Gina McIntyre

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