The first photos from Michael Bay’s Transformers sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have been released. They come courtesy UK magazine Empire, which has a cover story on the film and USA Today, who also have a separate set-report that you can read here. As always, click to enlarge.
After completing work in New Mexico, the cast and crew moved to Giza for scenes at the actual pyramids, getting first-time access to the 5,000-year-old site from the Egyptian government. “It plays a big plot point,” Bay says, noting that they were allowed to shoot on the pyramids — not just around them.
In the sequel, humanity is still trying to sort out which Transformers can be trusted and which mean to exterminate humans.
Optimus teams up with the U.S. military to take on the evil Decepticons, who have invaded Earth to capture Sam (Shia LaBeouf). He has learned some secrets about the origins of the Transformes and their ancient history–information, it turns out, that is worth war.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits conventional and IMAX theaters on June 26, 2009. Check out more photos after the jump.