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Even More Photos From The TRANSFORMERS 3 Shoot In Chicago!! That Race Car Again!! More Sprawling Destruction!! Parachutes!!

Merrick here...
More on the filming of TRANSFORMERS 3 from our fine and industrious folks in Chicago (well done, everybody!) These just arrived from DarkJedi. One pic (the wrecked city block) is a different angle of an image we saw HERE. The other? Kind of a cool shot and I'm wondering how it'll fit into the film. The second image is EMBIGGENABLE.

One Creative Dude sent along another group of photos, this one showing more angles of the racecar Transformer we were introduced to HERE. :twould suck to be that car on the edge of that bridge...

Finally, Highrise -who sent us some of the images we saw HERE, grabbed a video of those folks jumping off of the tower. He was kind enough to embed the vid for our consideration.

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  • July 19, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    aliens are coming?!

    by theonecalledshoe

    see subject.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Transformers--they're all NAKED!

    by dead youngling

  • July 19, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    When do we get..

    by Flapjacktits

    robot boobage???

  • July 19, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Wow 2 Transformers 3 TB's?

    by RPLocke

    AsimovLives is gonna go apeshit.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    No Bill & Ted 3 news?

    by Axl Z

    I'm out!

  • July 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    no ghostbusters 3 news.. I'm outta here...

    by theonecalledshoe

    somebody had to revive that line.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    we need MORE Transformers "news"

    by Rupee88

    The last one was so shitty that naturally the site would post numerous articles about it on an almost daily basis. And where are the stories on Sex and the City 3 too????

  • July 19, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by Movies4dummies

  • July 19, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I want to write "WEAPONS" on the hood of my car.

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Eat it haters.

  • July 19, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    No Monkey Island: the Movie news?


    I'm outta here.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by TheTop


  • July 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Apparently spielberg is more involved

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    in this one. It was his idea to have transformers on the moon in the 60s, which is the first scene. Why the hell didn't he just direct these films himself...

  • July 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I'M BLUESTREAK!!!!!!

    by Squashua

    Is that racecar Bluestreak?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    The entire Chicago scene will last 2 mins

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Bay will trim 30 mins of non stop action into 2 mins of :<P> people screaming <P>sun flares <P>360 degree slow mo hero shots<P> American flag flapping in the breeze.<P> random quick-cuts of incoherent robots flipping around <P> people outrunning explosions in slow mo

  • July 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    You know why I don't post in the Twilight Talkbacks?

    by ganymede3010

    Because I hate the fucking series. You TF haters should shut the fuck up and do the same.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I liked the first Transformers movie


    But I absolutely hated RotF, what should I do ganymede3010?? Tell me what I am to do!?

  • July 19, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    So is this car gay on LeBeouf, too?

    by venvariants

    I mean...cos that Bumblebee car...pretty gay. Maybe this time there can be two gay cars with crushes on him. Hopefully the mom can walk through another mens' locker room again - that was so great.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

  • July 19, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Kevin_Costner... Like you said you liked the first one.

    by ganymede3010

    So I'm not directing my vitriol at anyone who enjoyed some aspects of the series. However the rabid haters of the entire series would be better served if they avoided it all together.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    judging bay movies for lack of depth is like judging nolan movies for lack of comedy. they achieve what they set out to do. now lets all drool over expendables!!! hypocrites

  • July 19, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    i liked tf and tf2

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    But megan fox not being in 3 to be replaced by another impossibly attractive girl is senseless to me...oh well, haters suck it cuz you will see this before I will no doubt

  • July 19, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    these pics and vids. TF's not my thing but it must be pretty cool to watch them filming it.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Thank you for filming in the USA BAY!!!

    by Pixelsmack

    Seriously. Good to see some more footage shot on our soil.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    hey 2007, Nolan has plenty of comedy in his movies


    His last movie had a clown in it for gods sake!

  • July 19, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    I didn't laugh once. even at all of bruce waynes quips

  • July 19, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I bet Bay was watching The Dark Knight

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    and wanted to rip off some of Nolan's style, so he said "I need to film in Chicago too!" I mean, they're practically filming on the same streets TDK did.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    No news about David Prowse being banned

    by CellarDweller

    from Star Wars-related conventions? Way to be on the ball AICN! Jabba the Lucas screwed Prowse out of a decent paycheck when he made the first SW films, didn't tell Prowse he was going to replace his voice and face with other actors, and now he's taking away his ability to make a living at conventions that he lives for. I've met the man and Prowse is very kind and gracious. Fuck you Lucas, you greedy, power-hungry hack!

  • July 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    You totally missed the point of what KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS was saying. You possess neither brains, nor sense, nor humour. Well done.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    or maybe the script"written by bay" has chicago in the locations. either way Bays potography >= nolans hired gun.

  • July 19, 2010, 6 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    and he missed the point of what i was saying. I figure ignorant sarcasm should be responded with the same.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    CellarDweller - Prowse

    by teddy_duchamp

    Is that true? Where did you hear that? Fuck you George Pukas you bloated shit, you have made trillions from milking the teats of star wars till they are red raw. Why can't you let an old man earn a few from the odd convention? Unless of course there is more to this? Maybe Prowse turns up drunk and bitches? Hmmm I doubt it....Fuck you Lucas! And fuck you too Bay your transformer films are shit.

  • July 19, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Ps. Rant over

    by teddy_duchamp

  • July 19, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I still think the race car looks stupid

    by Jaka

    And falling into helicopter blades would be a shitty way to die.

  • July 19, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I'm going to laugh when Christ Nolan selects Bay to Direct Super

    by ganymede3010

    He's already dropping hints, by him indicating he's a HUGE fan of Michael Bay's movies. I can't wait to see the fanboi's heads explode muhahahahaha!

  • July 19, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    more from the actual set

    by RobertCrane

  • July 19, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by RobertCrane

    he "Transformers 3" production crew prepare for a scene on Wacker Drive. (Luis Arroyave, Chicago Tribune / July 19, 2010). You know an action sequence was intense when onlookers near the film set are cheering after it’s done. That’s what happened inside the Corner Bakery on Wacker Drive on Monday. Customers, many of whom came in specifically to get a front row view of “Transformers 3” filming, let out a chorus of “woos” once the shoot ‘em up battle scene ended. The scene lasted around 30 seconds and featured soldiers coming out of various hiding places, including a flipped over CTA bus, with guns blazing to shoot whatever it was in front of them (I assume they were trying to take something big down judging by the way their guns were pointing). Adding to the excitement were the explosions going off in the middle of the action. The sound of the explosions, combined with the sound of rapid gunfire, had the windows at Corner Bakery rattling. According to a production assistant working with the film, the guns (maybe M-16 rifles?) were real and shooting blanks. In addition to the flipped over bus, the war zone on Wacker included a taxi with “Evanston Taxi Company” on one of its doors and a debris-covered fire truck with “East Chicago Fire Dept.” on one of its doors. “Transformers 3” will continue shooting on Wacker through Wednesday. The area between Michigan Avenue and Wabash has been closed off for the shoot and will re-open Thursday at 5 a.m. Michigan was back to normal Monday -- and wreckage free -- after it was closed off for filming over the weekend.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by Movies4dummies

    pronounced "chic-ago"-Kelly Bundy

  • July 19, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haterz!

    by boogy110

    I though the TF movie were pretty good. The last one did need some editing though. Specifically that human decepticon chick. She was hot though.

  • July 19, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    The action scenes in these movies are great

    by RPLocke

    I still think the city battle in the first one is amazing.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for this one

    by Dingbatty

    because the sooner Bay's version is over the sooner we'll get a reboot.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Practically? No, they are filming on the same damn street

    by TheJudger

    That TDK did. In the other thread the pic with the rubbed out block of cars. That shot is right out of TDK when we see a armored truck go flying out from under that street into the water when the joker attacks the dent transport team.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    You know whats fucked up about Prowse...

    by TheJudger

  • July 20, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    When he dies the website will honor him

    by TheJudger

    and say how important and sad it is that he has passed. Fucking twofaced as hell. The films have made billions. give prowse a big fat check and iron this shit out. Out and Celebration 5 fans. When Lucas comes ontostage chant "Vader Rape, Vader Rape, Vader Rape, Vader Rape, Vader Rape, Vader Rape" and "We Want Prowse, Double Jowls, We Want Prowse, Double Jowls, We Want Prowse, Double Jowls"

  • July 20, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    stand-in for NYC

    by ggreenw

    so i can't help but notice the bus in these pics has an "mta" logo, whereas here in Chicago everything is CTA. What do you guys think? Is Bay just an idiot, or do they not care about minute details like this?

  • July 20, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Do you know how much Prowse charges for his sig? 40 bucks a pop. Now, tell me who's greedy.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    So Prowse has to sign hundreds of posters

    by Nerd Rage

    at rare Star Wars events to make a few thousand, meanwhile George Lucas sits on a multi-billion dollar empire. You can't tell the fuckin difference. Prowse is getting by a middle class salary, Lucas is one of the richest men on the planet. One big reason he's so rich is how effective Vader was on-screen. Lucas is a soulless snake.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Teddy - Prowse

    by CellarDweller

    I heard it from my cousin. Just Google "David Prowse" and there will be many sites posting this news (NY Daily News, etc.) It's also on Prowse's official website. I agree; fuck Lucas and fuck Bay. P.S. Fuck RPLcock as well. Ignorant rim-jobing cunt. I met Prowse and he was a mellow, classy, sober dude who appreciates his fans. He only charges $20 per autograph compared to say Mark Hamill who charges $125 or Harrison Ford who charges several hundred ($400-$500!) Even in those cases, that's peanuts compared to the billions Lucas has made by all the overcharging and double-dipping for Star Wars and Indiana Jones related crap. Oooooooh yeah, just bukkaked your mother, sister, and grandmother RPLcock. In the face!

  • July 20, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by CellarDweller

    Finally, someone who doesn't have his head up his ass. Right on man!

  • July 20, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

  • July 20, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    The Judger

    by CellarDweller

    Even better idea: when Lucas comes onstage at CV, throw copies of the Phantom Menace, Special Editons, and Crystal Skullfuck at him.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    So, Mickey "Michelle" Bayass disrupt the lives of...

    by AsimovLives

    ... thousands of Chicago residents for the sake of making a bad movie? Where's Al Capone when we really need him?

  • July 20, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Never understimate the AICN's ability to kiss the ass, lick the balls and suck the dick of Mickey Bay.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    If by directing Transformers ment that spielberg would had not make Indy 4, then i totally agree, it would had bveen better for everybody if Spielberg had directed this Transformer movies. The side effect would be that Mickey Bay wouldn't had a franchise with a recognizable name attached to work in and he could had made two movie flops by now, which ment, his career would be closer to be terminated in big studios Hollywood productions. Basically, everybody who cares about cinema would win.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Imgine how much plot Bay could put into his movies if he abstained from shoving the american flag and the over-extended 360 degree panoramic shots in his movies. His movies would actually have a plot. It would still be a dumb plot, but at least they would had one.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    This movies owe me bacon.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Bay's movie only suceeds in making total complete braindead skull-numbing stupidity. If you count that as an achievement, then Bay suceeds 100%. Fucker is as sucessful in making filmed stupidity as Stanley Kubrick or Akira Kurosawa were in making film quality.

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  • July 20, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    WFC FTW!!

    by Stalkeye

    Nuff Said.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I Drove By This Set on a Trolley Party Bus Saturday

    by MagnoliAB

    And we were driving by right as they were about to start filming after waiting for like 10 minutes. The entire bus errupted into "boo's" as Michael Bay turned around, put his hands on his hips, and gave us his ultra-lame dissapointing glare as we rolled by... hilarious stuff.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    re: no ghostbusters 3 news.. I'm outta here...

    by Darth_Von_Stroheim

    Ghostbusters 3 is dead. Bill Murray said so himself. After seeing Harold Ramis' stinktastic "Year One", none of the other Ghostbuster stars wanted in on the project. Check Darkhorizons for yourself if you don't believe me. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    with that logic that means going to a circus is pointless cause there's no character driven story, that means going to a stand up comedy show is point less that means watching (award winning) films such as Baraka is point...less. and of course watching comdey films is pointless. bay isn't failing at making a kubrick film. not every film has to be about shit you looking for in films you like. it's about entertaining an audience and if you'll ever admitt to sitting in the audience at a bay film you'll have to admit that they are very much entertained and engaged...often times applauding at the end. so enough with you propaganda re-definition of what we all must like to be cool and smart like you and just accept the truth. I don't like what bay stands for but I sure as hell appreciate what he does. He's not making a story/character driven "film" he's making something people will go and pay to see by the thousands and come out ready to see some more...America...fuck ya.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Heh? What kind of nonsense is that?

  • July 20, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    The funny thing about geeks who like Bay...

    by AsimovLives

    The funny thing about geeks who like and support Bay and his movies is that they are loving the very type of frat boy bully who used to kick their asses and steal their lunch money at high school. Bay is nothing but that, a frat boy, the type who would piss and shit on any geek, if he could ever bother to come a mile near one. And now he makes this fratboy pure movies, and geeks here love and support them? It would be the same as this geeks getting their ass kciked and punched in the face and bullied out of their lunch money and thanking the bullies for that. What's the fucking logic in that shit? Really, geeks liking Bay's fratboy movies is just stupid beyond belief.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by 2007

    "The funny thing about geeks who like and support Bay and his movies is that they are loving the very type of frat boy bully who used to kick their asses and steal their lunch money at high school" that pretty much sums up why you do and will always hate the mans product. some sort of lingering wanting of vengence of a kid that put you in a locker some time ago and in you mind you have placed bay face squarely on him. stop telling "geeks" how to feel about a man you call a jock/bully. you don't know anything about the man, public perception is worthless when compared to a sit down face to face with someone. one day I hope you have the experience with the filmmaker.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    the fratboy thing

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Sounds like someone got their ass kicked and lunch money stolen,hmm AsimovLives. What's funny is that they did that to you.... IN COLLEGE?? HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA Last time I saw that happen was in Revenge of the Nerds!!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by Sicuv Uyall

    I always thought Michael Bay was more like the nerdy AV club type of guy. I don't think film major students are the bullying type. I never thought jocks eventually ended up as 90's music video directors. Michael Bay may have been a soccer jock? Tennis jock? Ping Pong? You ever been bullied by a ping pong jock, AsimovLives? In the locker room, did all the tennis players poke you with their rackets? Did the soccer players harass you in French and pull your jockstrap down?

  • July 20, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Curling jocks

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Maybe the curling jocks hit you with their tiny brooms and made you sit on their rock? Sounds like you have some deep-seated issues brewing inside you, AsimovLives. And poor Michael, or Michelle as you like to call him (some male-female identity issues out of this too), must face the brunt of your emotional turmoil. If you are gay, just come out of the closet. Everyone will here will support you.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with being gay, AsimovLives

    by Sicuv Uyall

    It is well accepted now in society. Some of the most successful people are gay, and don't have to work as a stenographer in a downtown courtroom. And being bullied when you were a kid shouldn't make you project the quarterback's personality into a movie about talking robots, unless you're a complete idiot.. then you would be just a gay guy who happens to be a dumbfuck.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay is the dregs of humanity.

    by sam jacksons wig

    And substitutes a dollar bill where his fucking soul should be.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    "She's an evil jock concubine"

    by Joely_Boy

    "There is no tighter shirt, we looked." <P> A nerdy jewish kid as the main protagonist ain't really pro-jock, sonny jim. All the jocks in the TF films are fuckin' knob-ends!

  • July 21, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    It's just fantasy, having hot bitches and 'splosions.

    by Joely_Boy

    I'd rather be able to do what the fuck I wanted as a film maker rather than have to make piss poor looking budget student films. <P> Bay is a success story. His films are nothing but successes. Suck shit. Jealousy can be bad for your health.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    It is cock. Pure cock. The mother fucker makes NO apologies for him kicking the audience in the head and calling them "stupid cunts for paying to see my shit movies".<br><br> I aint jealous of the mulleted swine, I just hate no talent bastards who foist shit like he does onto a nodding dog audience who continue to swallow the fetid wank, lick their lips, say thank you and can I have some more.... <br><br> There isn't mountain high enough from which I can shout my contempt of this evil celluloid raping dirt bag piece of mung. <br><br> If he had talent and squandered it, at least it would be something. There is no excuse for what he does. He knows he is making shit. And he knows that the public will keep watching the shit he makes. <br><br> Pretty soon people HAVE to catch on to him; they are already doing it with Jerry Bruckheimer- Prince of Persia and Sorcerors Apprentice both made for around $150m and BOTH fucking US domestic flops!!!! You can't just throw effects at a screen with no cohesive story to bond them and expect to have a hit on your hands. <br><br> BAY!!! People will sniff you out, you FUCKING RAT!!!!!

  • July 21, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Hey, I'm cool with that view.

    by Joely_Boy

    I only watch Bruce Lee movies to see him kick the fuck out of people. I only look at porn to see naked chicks. <P> You have to admit Michael Bay has unparalleled quality control when it comes to CGI and sound design, though.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    If there was an oscar for most squanderedFX in a movie, it would go to TF2.<br><br> The guy takes what could have been an awesome action set piece in Prime fighting numerous decepticons and throwws everything including the kitchen sink at the screen, making the action unwatchable and the death set piece entirely redundant as you are too worn out following the scene to care about the emotional climax. You are just glad that it is over so your eyes can stop bleeding.<br><br> Being good at FX and knowing how and when to use it to add flavour to a movie is completely different to filling a movie with FX to hide the paper thin plot, shit dialogue and piss poor acting.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    You dont watch porn for the depth of acting and fantastic script work? FOR SHAME SIR!!!! ;)

  • July 21, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Hey BP_drills

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    You should chage your name to BP_plugs_Americas_new_asshole