Before the original Transformers movie was released back in 2007 producer Tom DeSanto had "a very cool idea" to introduce the Dinobots. While director Michael Bay was interested writer Roberto Orci claimed they did not incorporate these characters into the following sequels because they could not think of a way to justify the Dinobots' choice of form. Orci also admitted he was also dismissive of the Dinobots because he did not like dinosaurs ("I recognise I am weird in that department," he said).
But he became fonder of them during filming of subsequent movies because of their popularity with fans. He added "I couldn't see why a Transformer would feel the need to disguise himself in front of a bunch of lizards. Movie-wise, I mean. Once the general audience is fully on board with the whole thing, maybe we will see Dinobots in the future."
That time has finally arrived. It was confirmed yesterday that Grimlock and his other Dinobot chums will be making an appearance in Transformers 4 (arriving in 2014) and after the dissapoinment for me that was the last two movies this has sparked my interest in seeing this 4th movie in the franchise.
producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed in an interview with The Beijing News.
“I can not disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about".
I absolutely loved the dinobots as a kid and to finally see them in a live action movie will be exciting.
Despite the excitement though I'm still not sure how they will work on the big screen so await eagerly for next years release.
'Whats that noise outside dear?'
'Im not sure, I looked through the window but there just appears to be a large truck and a 15ft reinforced steel Tyranosaurus Rex on the street, seems normal....'