PHOTOS: Western Star’s redesigned Optimus Prime and other new characters for “Transformers 4”

Updated Jun 5, 2013

Optimus Prime Western Star Transformers 4In the first sneak peak of the next installment in the “Transformers” blockbuster film franchise, director Michael Bay has offered up an image of the redesigned Optimus Prime truck.

Bay posted the photo of the redesigned truck, custom-built by Western Star, on his blog. In the last Transformers movie “Dark of the Moon,” Optimus Prime was a Peterbilt Model 379.

Also on his blog, Bay posted photos of the redesigned Bumblebee character, a “highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS,” along with two new unnamed characters in a bright green C7 Corvette Stingray and a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse. You can view those photos in the gallery below.

In terms of additions to the human cast, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg joins franchise star Shia Labeouf in the new film.