What’s the least Michael Bay could do for Transformers fans after shitting out the cinematic turd of Transformers and Transformers 2? This is not a rhetorical question, it has an answer — give Optimus Prime a trailer in Transformers 3. Transformers World‘s spies have some footage of the production filming in Chicago, and yep, trailer. Apparently the above video proves it or something. I can’t really be bothered to summon the energy to dismiss it, because for me, Optimus’ lack of a trailer was oh about #298 on my list of problems I had with the Transformers movies. Why does Optimus suddenly have a trailer in TF3? My guess it’s that he’ll be carrying a shipment of Car & Driver magazines, which will spill out at some point, and Skids and Mudlaps will treat as if it’s pornography, complete with fold-out centerfolds. Then they will masturbate all over John Turturro. I await your suggestions in the comments. Thank to Todde for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.