Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon is the 2011 film in the Transformers film series, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the sequel to Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and is scheduled for release on June 29, 2011. The film will be presented in regular 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX, featuring Dolby Surround 7.1 sound.
Optimus Prime. Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the Autobot leader. While he retains his vehicle mode of a blue Peterbilt 379 truck with red flame decals, he has been added a trailer similar to his Generation 1 counterpart, and has been redesigned to look more heroic. Optimus can combine with his trailer and gain a third transformation mode.
Sentinel Prime. Leonard Nimoy voices Sentinel Prime, Optimus Prime’s predecessor who turns into a Rosenbauer Panther Airport crash tender fire truck. Nimoy provided the voice for Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie and had been considered for voicing The Fallen in Revenge of the Fallen before that role was given to Tony Todd.
Bumblebee. Sam’s guardian that turns into a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Bumblebee has also gone through some changes, his vehicle mode featuring a new body kit and paint job, and designers modifying him to look more mature.
Ironhide. The Autobot weapons specialist who transforms into a GMC Topkick.
Ratchet. The Autobot medic who transforms into a search and rescue Hummer H2. Ratchet also had some changes done to his vehicle
Sideswipe. The Autobot whose vehicle mode is a silver Chevrolet Corvette Centennial, now upgraded into a convertible.
Wheelie. Tom Kenny voices Wheelie a former Decepticon returns from his debut in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Brains. A small and intelligent Autobot who is friends with Wheelie.
Dino. An Autobot who will debut as a red Ferrari 458 Italia and speak with a Italian accent.
James Avery will provide the voice of Silverbolt.
The Wreckers. An Autobot sub-team that transform into heavily armed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet Impala stock cars equipped with machine guns. They function as a Commando Unit, and are mechanics, helping Epps rebuild an Autobot spaceship. Bill Fagerbakke will voice one of them. The Wreckers are:
- Leadfoot, a Juan Pablo Montoya #42 Target car.
- Roadbuster, a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 AMP Energy/National Guard car.
- Topspin, a Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt car.
Que. A blue Mercedes-Benz E550, whose design resembles Albert Einstein
The Plot of Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon (2011)
Despite Michael Bay’s initial denial of their return, the Autobot twins Skids and Mudflap, now both transforming into black Chevrolet Sparks, did have scenes shot for the film. However, they have allegedly been dropped from the final cut
When the war on Cybertron between the Autobots and Decepticons appears lost to the Autobots, their leader, Sentinel Prime, attempts to launch the Ark from their planet, containing technology that could have saved his kind. Attacked by Starscream, it crashes on Earth’s moon in 1961. President John F. Kennedy makes his famous promise to the nation to put a man on the moon. The 1969 NASA moon landing is actually an investigation of the wrecked spacecraft.
As Sam Witwicky goes into adulthood and tries to move on from Mikaela, the Autobots are busy as they learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft on the Moon and must race against the Decepticons to find it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.