Transformers: Dark of the MoonTransformers: Dark of the Moon, the third installment in Michael Bay's TNT-heavy Transformers franchise has begun filming and the set pics are beginning to make the rounds on the internet.

Continuing in his role as Sam Witwicky is Shia LeBeouf who along with the Autobots, discovers a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden in the Moon and joins in the race to learn its secrets before the Decepticons get to it first.

From what we see in the photos (in addition to earlier trailers, a Super Bowl clip and some earlier spy pics), there will be no shortage of action, thrills and big explosions. Fingers crossed for anything even one iota better than Revenge.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will hit theaters on July 1st in 3D, 2D and iMax.

Check out the pics below or head over to SpoilerTV to see a ledger version:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon