TRANSFORMERS 4 to Take Place Four Years after DARK OF THE MOON

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Back in September, we reported that Transformers 4 would follow the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  However, we weren’t sure how it would follow the third movie other than how director Michael Bay left the world after the events in Chicago.  Today, Bay has shed a bit more light on how the plot of Transformers 4 will relate to the previous films.  Speaking to TMZ, Bay says that the new movie will take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Hit the jump for more, and click here for our previous report regarding the casting of Mark Wahlberg as the film’s lead.  Transformers 4 is due out June 27, 2014

transformers-4-dark-of-the-moon-michael-bayHere’s the relevant excerpt from Bay’s conversation with TMZ [via his TFW2005]:

TMZ: So, any early idea of what the story is going to be on Transformers and how Mark… He’s not taking over Shia’s role?

MICHAEL BAY: No no. The movie will continue four years from the Attack on Chicago; which is in the last movie. So it’s going to still have the same lineage. And it’s going a full new direction and feels very natural how it’s going in that direction, there is no way you’re going to ever find out what the story because you don’t have to dig through my trash but I shredded my trash…

I will refrain from making a joke about how the plots of the Transformers movies are trash since that joke makes itself.  As for the “new direction”, this presumably relates to how the new movie won’t bring back any of the human characters from the original trilogy.

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  • Harry

    Transformers FOUR takes place FOUR years after the last one. Well it’s pretty obvious Micheal Bay’s aiming for an Oscar with brilliant writing like that.

    • Kevin

      Really? You don’t think it’s because the movie is coming out four years after the last one? If you’re going to rip on some shitty big budget blockbuster, it’s always good to not sound like a retarded douche when you do it. Get better material.

      • Harry

        I’m sorry Mr. Bay.

      • Bob

        It’s coming out 3 years after the last one…

  • Alan

    “I will refrain from making a joke about how the plots of the Transformers movies are trash since that joke makes itself.” The problem with this joke is that it is so obvious that anyone – ANYONE – could have made it. Jesus.

  • Rob

    Transformers 4 takes place four years after the last one, despite there being a three year gap.
    Where did the other year go?

    • Steve

      Don’t worry. It’ll be there. It’ll be in the form of a montage set to Linkin Park.

  • Dobby

    The good thing about Bay doing more Transformers movies, is that it stops him from mangling any other movies…

  • Grayden

    Dark Knight Rises takes place 8 yrs after Dark Knight in movie time, even though only 4 years passes between each one in realtime? What moron can’t figure that math? Or maybe just because a movie takes place a number of years since the last one in movie time, doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to in realtime

  • Michael Horne

    I couldn’t give a damn if it’s set 1 year, 2 years, 10 years after the first three. Just make it better and ask Peter Cullen to voice Optimus. Pretty much, that’s what all the fans want. Just those two things ;-)
    He could do worse than to base it on the animated movie with Unicron. Of course, he’s already killed off Megatron (far too cheaply) so that might be a stretch.

    I always think that, with Bay, any lifelong Transformers fan could come up with a better plot than he can. Pity he never listens to the fans…

    • pissed off aussie

      Yeah i agree i would love to see Unicron in a cybertron based story……

  • dad

    Is anyone seriously expecting any of these movies to be good? It can be mindless fun, but that’s about it.

    • Michael Horne

      We live in hope. If there’s one phrase that describes TF fans, it’s “Hopelessly Optimustic” :-) (spelling mistake and pun intended)

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  • harry hartounian

    At this point the paradox of the Transformers’ filmic universe should be well past having been put to bed. It’s readily apparent what they are. What the series is. It is what it is. A spectacle. Dazzling effects and robots transforming to cars and yadayada. There’s no point complaining because you shouldn’t be that invested. No one is. Everyone appreciates it for being two hours of immersion in a suspension of disbelief and the concession that watching giant robots fighting on a big screen is probably WAY cooler than anything else you would be doing at the moment. Which is why you go. Or maybe why you don’t. But if you do go and you don’t like it, well, at least you saw giant motherpublican robots kicking each other’s dicks. Which is why people watch it. That’s why I do. Because giant robots fighting is always better than giant robots not fighting.

    • tarek

      Yeah, But I prefer watching a Robot fight a la “Real steel”. at least it is a very well written story.made will lot of heart,

      watching a robot fight a la “Bay” makes your brain shrink. Is it what you want ?

  • sense 11

    Does it matter? The plot is going to be sh!t anyway

    • S on ma chest

      You guys are ALL wrong!!

      This time Bay is going to pack so much onto the screen we wont be able to make out what we are actually watching is any good anyway!!

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  • tarek

    even though, 8 years after, Mark Wahlberg will still run away with a hotty wearing a mini skirt while loads of robots will keep blowing everything around them.

    It’s a Bay movie…

  • Michael Horne

    Please, this time, spare us from pointless-parents-getting-stoned or robots-with-testicles. Lack of excrement jokes would be an improvement.

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  • Joseph M

    Without a developing story arc, this really is a pointless endeavor for viewers. Good for Bay, Hasbro and the Department of Defense, but not the viewer. Watching giant toy robots hitting each other gets stale quick. And Mark Wahlberg, are things that bad?

  • Chad

    “I will refrain from making a joke about how the plots of the Transformers movies are trash since that joke makes itself. ”

    By writing that, you didn’t refrain. Trying to be cute = ends up with foot in mouth.

  • tarek

    Bay is always pointing his finger somewhere on pictures. Even though you can’t see what he is aiming for, you know that he will blow it sooner or later

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