Pop culture has a love/hate relationship with the Transformers movie franchise. The second and worst movie in the series, 2009's Revenge of the Fallen, made over $400 million in the US alone despite having a 20% positive rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. Dark of the Moon made $350 million with a slightly better 36% positive reviews. The entire series is notorious for bad plots, bad pacing, bad characterization – and lots of really, really good explosions. So of course there's going to be a fourth one. Paramount recently revealed the title of the giant robot action franchise's fourth movie: Transformers: Age of Extinction. Online geekdom was alternately pulling for and rolling their eyes over simply Trans4mers, but alas, Paramount didn't go for the obvious pun. The extinction of what? It probably has something to do with Dinobots. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently confirmed to the Beijing News that the Dinobots will be appearing in Age of Extinction, and that's got to be a huge draw for all the 30-something kids who loved the robo-T. Rex Grimlock and his team of saurian Autobots in the 80s. Every movie since the first has been rumored to include them, and all that wishful thinking has finally panned out. The new movie has been filming in Detroit recently, and while some joked that the Motor City's half-abandoned urban landscape could fill in for post-Decepticon-attack Chicago, the truth is even stranger: Detroit is playing the role of a Chinese city. There's a lot of Chinese influence in Age of Extinction, and it's no coincidence that di Bonaventura's Dinobot confirmation was in a Chinese newspaper. He's also confirmed at least one Chinese concept car will be appearing in the film, most likely as an Autobot, and a “reality competition show” was held in China to cast a few small parts. In the last few years American action movies have been putting their hopes in the Chinese market, and after Dark of the Moon grossed the equivalent of $180 million there, making it China's fourth-highest grossing movie, it's no big risk for the studio to go for yuan as eagerly as they go for dollars. Unlike dramas and comedies, the action movie language of car chases and explosions needs little translation for the international market. One thing from the previous Transformers movies will be missing from Age of Extinction: Shia LaBeouf and his character Sam Witwicky, the human focus for the first three movies. In his place will be Mark Wahlberg and Irish-American newcomer Jack Reynor as a new pair of human allies to the Autobots. Frasier's Kelsey Grammer will be joining the human cast as a villain named Harold Attinger. The new cast may be due in part to actors from the previous movies wishing to move on to new things, but Wahlberg has said in interviews that this will be the first of a new trilogy focusing on new characters. One thing will definitely be familiar, though: Peter Cullen, who has provided Autobot leader Optimus Prime's iconic voice throughout the 80s and in the new movies, is confirmed for Age of Extinction. Transformers: Age of Extinction is scheduled for a US release on June 24th, 2014.