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Monday, June 13, 2016

Barricade Returns to ‘Transformers 5′ as a New Ford Mustang



When the original Transformers live-action film hit theaters in 2007, fans gravitated to a few popular Autobot and Decepticon characters, including the famous Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron. But one sinister character truly stole the show—the “bad cop” Decepticon police car, Barricade—and now it’s making a return to the fifth movie in the series. 

Meet the all-new Barricade, a 2016 Ford Mustang police car with even more aggressive styling than before.

The character’s new design was revealed on Twitter by actor Josh Duhamel, who returns to play Lt. Colonel William Lenox in Transformers: The Last Knight, writing “I thought we’d already put this bad cop away.”


Appearing in 2007’s Transformers, Barricade was originally portrayed by a Saleen S281 Extreme Ford Mustang, which featured a faux police livery with tongue-in-cheek parodies of police slogans; for instance, “To punish and enslave.” The Decepticon Mustang plays arch-rival to Bumblebee, an Autobot Chevrolet Camaro.

It’s unclear as of yet if the latest iteration of Barricade also sports Saleen Mustang styling, however the new character does not disappoint with over-the-top visual flair, featuring large hood scoops, an aggressive bull bar, and a rakish rear wing. Just last week, director Michael Bay revealed the all-new Bumblebee Camaro for the new film.

Can’t wait to see the Autobots and Decepticons face-off again on screen? Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters in 2017.