Empire have added an article to their website with higher-res versions of the new Transformers Age of Extinction stills we saw earlier today. Their article also fills out some character names and fills in just a few more story details.
Of particular note, Mark Wahlberg’s character is now named as Cade Yeager. Nicola Peltz is confirmed as Tessa Yeager, with Jack Reynor playing her secret racer boyfriend Shane (full name given as Shane Dyson in Yahoo’s coverage of the same stills). Stanley Tucci is playing Joshua, and Sophia Myles is playing a geologist named Darcy. These names were all previously listed on a leaked call sheet, though the second names were not given at that time – this leads one to assume that some of the other details given might also be true.
The cast is rounded out by Li Bingbing, who is described as (spoiler, highlight to read)
The article also sheds new light on what the plot of the movie involves – this one is another spoiler, highlight the text below to read:
The article ends with director Michael Bay’s thoughts. He has a good feeling about this movie and says it has a huge soul. And he’s not ruling out staying on to make more Transformers live action movies. “Well, it’s a director’s world… It’s a franchise world at the moment,” he says in the article. “You know, Peter Jackson is still in Middle-earth…”
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