Normally I would groan at a selfie gag – but Vin Diesel comes off so serious, especially in the really incongruently dumb fake beard, that it’s welcome here.
It also looks like they rebuilt the Bayformers version of Devastator out of sticks and made it a villain. Really hoping this is dumb fun and not Seventh Son-style “the lead actor is just messing with everyone” dumb. “Paint It Black” is kind of an obvious choice, after all…
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist