Several new photos from the set of Transformers 3 have popped up online that feature new cars and new cast members yet I can’t bring myself to care. The film is currently being shot in Chicago and the production crew looks to be having a swell time destroying everything the city’s downtown area has to offer. Check out the path of destruction below…

These photos were taken from Tyrese Gibson, Dan Donoghue, and the Transformers Live Action Blog

As you can see there’s a lot of stuff getting blown to bits on the set of Transformers 3. There are a few new cars and the oldie but goodie Optimus Prime making a grand entrance. It’s hard to get hype for this movie knowing what its predecessor Revenge of the Fallen did to the franchise.

Here’s some behind the scenes video that might also interest you.

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The people of Chicago sure are excited about Transformers filming in their city. I can’t really blame them because when the first film shot in Detroit (my hometown) the local news was all over it.

Transformers 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2011 and is once again directed by Michael Bay.

What do you think of the latest photos for Transformers 3?