TRANSFORMERS 4 to Feature New Designs; Michael Bay Promises It Will Be His Last One

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Details on Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4 have been scarce.  We know that it will be a reboot of the series, none of the original cast will return, Transformers 2 and 3 writer Ehren Kruger is penning the script, and the robots might be front-and-center as opposed to a human character.  Today, the 24 Frames adds a new piece of info to the pile by reporting “the fourth film will include some redesign of the robots.”  24 Frames also confirms that the new movie will have an entirely new cast.

Furthermore, Michael Bay says Transformers 4 will be his last entry in the franchise even though that’s what he said when it came to Transformers 3.  His goal with Transformers 4 is to set up the series “for the next guy.”  So rather than letting a new director completely spin a new Transformers tale, Bay will make sure that future directors will still have to hold to his template.  Classy.  Transformers 4 is due out June 29, 2014.




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  • Max

    If the bots are actually “front-and-center” then thats sweet. I thought the last one enough dumb fun to get me kinda looking forward to 4. These movies will never be intelligent, so they should just keep making them more like the cartoons and comics

    • jose

      Your an idiot to dis on micheal bay or transformers….dicks

  • tarek

    Duh. This is as exciting as going to the doctor.

  • Lizard King

    Michael Bay is one of the worst things to happen to modern cinema.

    • Dane

      Nope. He’s actually the best action/blockbuster director in modern cinema. Spielberg likes his work, Cameron likes his work, Nolan likes his work, Favreau likes his work and even indie filmmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn likes his work. Not to mention that on one of his last podcasts Kevin Smith said that “Bay is the modern-day Steven Spielberg”.

      I’d rather trust these guys who actually know what they’re talking about.

      Oh and yeah, I’v been a fan of Bay since 1996. The same year you and the other crying babies on the web were probably born.

      • OXXID

        EXACTLY! Love your critic! :)

      • MainFragger

        The reason a lot of directors like Michael Bay is that he has a formula down pat that he uses for every single one of his movies. And like it or not, its a formula the works, financially speaking.

        But as a movie fan, I have to say,,,the formula sucks once you’ve seen any of his other movies. There is no reason to see any other Michael Bay film after you’ve seen your first.

        He did a great job of bringing the Transformer robots to life. But yeah, so far none of his stories have been that good, and his revamps of some of his robot characters have not been great either. And sorry, but none of the human characters in his movies have really been that good either. Shia plays a horrible Sam, and as funny as he is, John Torturo’s character is useless and adds nothing to the story.

        Truthfully, they strayed WAY away from the original source material. None of the Transformers (except maybe Prime) have ANY of the personality they had in the cartoon. They barely hold up any of the convensions of the cartoon.. There is nothing here worth seeing..

      • ScaredForMovies

        Dane Cook, is that you?

      • Corin Prendiville

        Well you are obviously blinded by his first films. Michael Bay made decent movies until 2003, all of his films after that were pretty well crap.

        Transformers 1 is excusably bad, but still not worth the time.

    • S Doria

      He is the worst. What a class act, I hope whoever follows his horrible movie that will be transformers 4, I am not trolling here because it is unanimous that 1 2 and 3 really sucked, that they just say screw you Bay, I am doing my own thing, I will do as the cartoon movie did, kill off ALL of your robots in 15 minutes, and then build my own. I truly hate this director and what he has done to my beloved transformers.

      • Dane

        Sorry, but you’re a fanboy. And NO ONE takes crying fanboys seriously. Absolutely no one.

        Now go cry more for your raped childhood and let me and the millions and millions and millions of other people all over the globe enjoy Transformers 4.

        And yes, we will again make the movie a huge success. Just to see the reaction of the butthurt fanboys.

      • Besides

        Sorry Doria, you really need to get a life. If the cinematic version of your “beloved Transformers” was so bad, then perhaps you should go do your own films. Perhaps make them less detailed and cartoonish, or hire the old voice actors (the ones that are still alive) to voice your version. I know everyone will relish the throwback tech you would provide.

        Overall, your reasoning is weak..

      • tarek

        As weak as your outdated “go do your own movie” chabadabada retort

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  • Michael Horne

    Why reboot the series? The last movie was only out a matter of months ago (or so it seems). I’m not holding my breath, but it would be nice to see him reboot it back and use the comic books as source material.

    Beware, however, Mr Bay. If you don’t have Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, you will incur the wrath of 100% of the fans over 30 that bought tickets in the first place!

  • mattedscreen

    a redesigned, rebooted turd is still a turd. Lets hope Bay’s gotten a little more fiber in his creative diet so we can enjoy something a little more solid.

  • ScaredForMovies

    Michael Bay wasn’t going to get Peter Cullen to be Optimus Prime until the hardcore fans began demanding it. And how do you not choose Frank Welker to do Megatron’s voice only to get Hugo Weaving and synthesize his voice so it’s unrecognizable. Considering Bay doesn’t give a shit about what anyone thinks I’m surprised he caved to demand with Optimus.

  • sher

    As much as I respect Nolan I still find it unbelievable that he likes his work… Michael Bay represents what everything that’s wrong with Hollywood blockbusters. Catering to the lowest common denominator with bad stories, two dimensional characters, mindless explosions and excessive use of CGI. It still blows my mind that this franchise has made close to 3 billion dollars for no apparent reason.

    • tarek

      for no apparent reason ? You have just to read Dane’s comment and every thing will be crystal clear. There is loads of Dane around the world…alas…^^

  • Lance

    The truth is none of the big name directors wants to get into a huge rivalry with another big name director. You want proof of that, try and think when’s the last time you heard one of these guys criticize somebody else’s movies. It almost never happens.

    There’s just no upside for Spielberg or Cameron or whoever to say something negative about Bay to the press. So who knows what they really think about his stuff.

    Those of us who know a little something about movies and directing, know Bay is not a storyteller. He creates thrill rides that divert and distract you for a couple hours. And hey, that’s fine. But he’s nowhere up there with Spielberg or the other greats in terms of talent.

  • Rastapopoulos

    Please. 90 minutes this time.

    • tarek

      Still too long. A 45′ is quite good for the ride.

  • Mrtigerthunder

    Wow really Bay? I hate how he has to be so selfish with things he does. He had his turn at the Transformers franchise, now let someone else put their spin on it. I hope this fourth film just falls through so the next guy can just reboot Bays Transformers films; aka “The Adventures of Sam Witwicky and his Robot Friends.”

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  • Renaldo

    Micheal Bay!!!! Please!Please!Please!
    Get Shia Lebouef back in the franchise bussiness! Transformers.
    Please I beg u.
    Give him a offer that he cant refuse.
    My Son was upset when he finds out that shia doesnt play in the new Transformers movie I mean the fourth installment.
    Please! Bay! Get him in/shia.
    My son is a fan of you since you make the 1st part of BadBoys.
    I just wanna say! Bay and Spielberg is The Most Best Making Gadget team Via Hasbro!
    They are Worth in The Making Of Animation To Reality!

    Just Get Mr Shia Lebouef Back In The New Transformers Movie

    My Son Must Hear That Optimus Prime Is Calling Shia Lebouef As Sam Witwicky.

    Thanks. Bay
    Thanks. Spielberg
    Thanks. Hasbro
    Thanks. Paramount Pictures.
    Thanks. Dreamworks
    Thanks. To New Team That Makes It Happen.

  • Tony

    I have built a transformers car, can my car and I be featured in the new movie

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