With the release of the film fast approaching, Michael Bay has revealed to EW that ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will kick-off a new Transformers trilogy. “It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Bay says. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.” The next…trilogy? “Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy,” he says after a moment of hesitation. “I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”

Additionally, the outlet has debuted this new still of Grimlock, the fire-breathing leader of the Dinobots, a special class of Cybertronian warrior who changes not into a vehicle, but a T-Rex-style brawler. On the topic of Grimlock’s origins, Michael Bay said. “I like to keep things very much in the dark. But yes, you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie. If you think I’m supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret.” What he will reveal about his Grimlock are some Tech Spec details: although it’s an all-digital creation, he’d be 150 feet long from tail to nostrils, 63.5 feet tall from the ground to the top of his horns, and weigh 850 tons.

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The director also commented on a Transformer who is neither Autobot or Decepticon, a bounty hunter named Lockdown, whose alternate form is a Lamborghini Aventador. “Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here,” Michael Bay says. “So he doesn’t really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.” Head on over to EW for the full piece.

Starring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammar, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and TJ Miller, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ is set for a June 27th release in the US and a July 10th bow in the UK. ’Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is the fourth installment in the live-action ’Transformers’ series, and takes place four years after ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.’ Like its predecessors, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ is directed by Michael Bay.