First Look at The New Optimus Prime (and Those Pesky Humans) from Transformers 4

The good folks at Empire have slapped ol Optimus Prime and the cast of Michael Bay’s upcoming “Transformers 4″ on the cover of their magazine. (Honestly, I still have no idea where you’d get a copy of Empire, unless you subscribe to it or something. Do people still subscribe to physical magazines and get them, like, delivered or something?)

I’m guessing that’s the “new” Optimus Prime gracing the cover along with humans Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor. Gee, remember when Nicola Peltz was running around with that last airbender kid? Man, has she grown up. Damn.

Transformers 4 (2014) Empire Magazine Cover

And here’s another pic from the set, featuring Bay shooting a scene. Is it me, or does the guy always have such an elaborate “action” pose for a director? I swear, every official image I see of him from the set is so ridiculously posed it borders on the comical.

Michael Bay on the set of Transformers 4 (2014) Empire Magazine Image

Then again, Bay is the guy who gave us this: