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TRANSFORMERS 3 Craters!! (Here Are Pictures Of Craters, I Mean...)

Merrick here...
Chopkins sent in some snapshots from the Chicago set of TRANSFORMERS 3. It's a big, ugly crater in the center of an office complex of some sort. Probably some symbolism to be inferred there, although I cant quite figure it at the moment. These are EMBIGGENABLE!

Crater is a weird word.
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  • July 2, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine


  • July 2, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    This movie will Suck!

    by BlackBriar

  • July 2, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I cratered your mom Merrick

    by Unlabled

    yeah that's right

  • July 2, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Already better than the Hulk.

  • July 2, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Behold Bay suckage!

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    And that's a pussy crater.

  • July 2, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

    Why didn't you bother to mention the fact that there is confirmation Michael Bay is shooting in 3D?

  • July 2, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Return of the AICN spies!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I just like seeing stuff like this again. The "Scream 4" location spy pics got me pretty jazzed. This I don't care about, but we've got SPY PICS again! Hello! Hurray!

  • July 2, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    the same reason this talk back is about to get so much traffic, hypocrites that are drawn to the event and then want to seem cool by talking shit. commence.

  • July 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Edward James Olmos!

    by Spyhunter

    Ah crap, just fake holes in the ground. :(

  • July 2, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Looks like the

    by Lingerdog

    holes made when the transformers arrive on earth.

  • July 2, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I would like to plug those holes!

    by Faggoteer

  • July 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Looks like Marvin Hagler..

    by Axl Z

    I LOST MONEY ON HAGLER (Damn you in 3D Michael Bay)

  • July 2, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Madison and Franklin

    by jbs25

    Its a vacant lot on Madison and Franklin. There is a staging area, at least I see the craft services area, on Jefferson and Randolph. Its messing up my morning commute.

  • July 2, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    That's from the Hugh Jackman movie

    by RPLocke


  • July 2, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Look the retards are happy now <P> MOAR useless Shitformers marketing/damage-control. <P>Tune in next month for pictures of: <P> male dogs humping<P> cussing racist stereotypes robots<P> leg humping robots<P> farting robots <P> pissing robots<P> robot testicles <P> John Turturro's hairy ass

  • July 2, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    I didn't know there'd be

    by Lingerdog

    robot testicles, heck yeah!!!! I'm watching this one four times now!

  • July 2, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    No interest in seeing the film, but...

    by Jaka

    ...kind of cool to see a practical visual effects just sitting there like that.

  • July 2, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I walked past that today

    by terry1978

    I figured it had to be for some flick, but forgot TF was filming in the city.

  • July 2, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

    Most people are stupid.

  • July 2, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    They're not craters they're ROCK LORDS!

    by teddy_duchamp

  • July 2, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Rock lords....

    by teddy_duchamp

    "my robot turns in a laser gun" "coo!" "my robot turns into an F15 fighter jet" "way cool". "what's yours turn into Kevin?" ..... "a limestone boulder"

  • July 2, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Wow, fake moveable craters

    by D.Vader

    Pretty damn cool. I want some for my front yard.

  • July 2, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    omg, more shots of meteors crashing through buildings then

    by SilentP

    Michael Bay must be really proud of his work in Armageddon or something.

  • July 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Dont; give a shit

    by Messyjoe

    Without Megan Fox this will be a useless turd. At least a turd is eaten by some bugs.

  • July 2, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I leanred my lesson with the last one...

    by MisterFlannery

    I'll just go play War for Cybertron instead.

  • July 2, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    *** LAME!!! ***

    by GeorgieBoy

    They don't even dig into the ground! This movie already sucks and it's not even filmed yet!

  • July 2, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    GeorgieBoy, when they're placed on a street...

    by Jaka

    ...there will be debris placed over the edges. Then they'll do finishing work on the scenes during post production so you won't be able tell there were ever any edges. Of course.... you could have been being sarcastic - hard to tell online. Either way I agree with you that it will suck eventually.

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  • July 2, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST



    "And then the meteor smashes into the skyscraper VRRRRrrororrROOOOROOOOOMMMM! And then the 18 wheeler goes BOOOooOOooOMM!! And the airplane goes WWWWhhooooOOOOOOSHHHh!!!"

  • July 2, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Eh... what?

    by Triple_J_72

    The icebergs from "Thor" were more entertaining IMHO. :-)

  • July 3, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST


    by Canidate_Micheal

    This is the touchdown site for a Decepticon..... I like the films because in my eyes they are cool... Not amazing, just cool. Hope this shit is good!

  • July 3, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by GroolDemon

    With PT foam and textured spray paint!

  • July 3, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by GroolDemon

    Regardless of these super cool craters, I don't think I'll be sitting through this one. I was totally out after seeing that whole Transformer heaven shit in the last one...

  • July 3, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    That's supposed to be "Cool News"?

    by Stalkeye

    More like Bad News due to the fact that they are making another TF Movie.Mikey Bay, Stay the fuck away!

  • July 3, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Transformers movies

    by shran

    are dopey. That being said, I don't find them to be the end of the universe. The last movie was total crap, but I still like to see behind the scenes pics of stuff from movies. And I'll probably take the kids to see this movie when it comes out or risk the ire of my children. I blame it on watching Creature Feature when I was a kid.

  • July 3, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Leaner, tighter, smarter. Is that too much to hope for?

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 3, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Crater? I hardly Know 'er!


  • July 3, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    You crater; you brought 'er.


  • July 3, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Crater right up the ass, that's what I'd do.


  • July 3, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    It's the craters formed fron the giant turds...

    by planetran_fan

    ...that this movie will drop!

  • July 3, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Theory why movies make so much money

    by Boborci

    Because one of the first games we all learn as babies is Peek-a-boo. And the concept of Transformers is the ultimate form of Peek-a-boo.

  • July 3, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Stupidest people are found in AICN TF3 talkbacks

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    their Bay hate is futile

  • July 3, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Dreamwriter

    "These" film"s"? While the last one was flawed, the first move was good, a fun summer movie with good effects and music. You shouldn't lump the two movies together as bad. Having said that, I had fun at much of the second movie - that one felt a lot more like the original cartoon series.

  • July 3, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I get it.

    by kerazyjoe2010

    These must be the plot holes.

  • July 3, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    How can I purchase the hole after the movie wraps?

    by CreasyBear

    They should let it go cheap.

  • July 4, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Look like giant 40k craters

    by Crooooooow

  • July 5, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    I fed this information

    by batmans_pants

    into my give-a-fuck-a-tron and it gave it a care factor of zero. Seems to be working fine.

  • July 5, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Bring back Anthony Anderson for the third.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 5, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Oh, I thought they were...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...Michael Bay's nanotech, molecular-acid spooge drippings, you know, from his giant prosthetic robo-penis from the other posting.

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  • July 23, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Other exclusive pics

    by sebnutt

    Check this out (in French)