Other than Megatron, one of the more popular Decepticon robots is Barricade whose vehicle mode is a police car.
During the first “Transformers” movie, Barricade pursued Sam Witwicky, played by Shia LaBeouf, while rocking ‘to punish and enslave’ motto painted on its side. He has been killed and un-killed numerous times in the tie-in comics and movie sequels but the end result is the Decepticon robot will be returning to the upcoming fifth movie, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” details Screen Rant.
The return of Barricade has already been confirmed by returning actor Josh Duhamel in June after appearing in the first two “Transformers” movie.
But Paramount Pictures has already released a teaser of the new robot form of Barricade. In the original live-action movie, Barricade was colorless, embracing a black design with a spiky and intimidating façade.
But the Decepticon robot’s updated design is much more colorful from the first-look image and its car lights have made it looking more vibrant.
The oddest change, however, is the completely redesigned face which looks almost identical in structure to Bumblebees. There is also the car text ‘serve’ and ‘protect’ in brass knuckles and the ‘punish’ and ‘enslave’ on the elbows.
The rise and fall of Barricade
In “Transformers,” Barricade was seen in a highway chase sequence seemingly helping Bonecrusher engage in a battle against Optimus Prime. He vanished from the film and did not return for the sequel.
In the tie-in comics, specifically the IDW Publishing’s Reign of Starscream miniseries and “Transformers #7” by Titan Magazines, Barricade was nearly killed and entirely killed, respectively.
Barricade returned for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the third movie, only to be killed by soldiers. Footage of Barricade also appeared on a monitor during “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth movie.
Now, he’s back for “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
A new vehicle for Autobots
In addition to Bumblebee and Barricade, there is now a new Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR in its first starring film role in “Transformers: The Last Knight” while spotted filming in Webberville, Michigan.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR shall play the role of Drift, an Autobot that was also featured in the fourth “Transformers” movie as a black-and-blue Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports Vitesse, details Autoblog.
Drift is still a samurai in his undisguised form but considering the red-on-black color scheme in the spy shots, it seems that the Autobot is in for a color change for “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which is set to release in June 2017.
Meanwhile, everyone knows that the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, is a huge truck in his vehicle form. He is in fact, the biggest among his Transformers flock.
And it looks like he will meet his match, size-wise, in the upcoming fifth installment of the “Transformers” movie officially titled as “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Director Michael Bay released a teaser for the upcoming film due to hit theaters on June 23, 2017 and it features the leader of the Decepticons unit known as the Combaticons. The image actually showed a Western Star 4900 SF which is to be the vehicle mode for Onslaught.
Given such premise, it is likely therefore that “Transformer 5” will feature a truck versus track battle between Optimus Prime and Onslaught.
It can be recalled that in the original animated TV series, Onslaught and the rest of the Combaticons could combine to form the powerful but somewhat half-wit Bruticus.
Fans are hoping to see some of Bruticus in the upcoming movie as his character will surely add to the excitement and laughs too