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Michael Bay Teases Details On Transformers 4

Michael Bay On His Transformers Reboot
Michael Bay has opened up to Forbes magazine about the upcoming ‘Transformers 4′, scheduled to be released in 2014. Although the lacklustre third outing ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ might have bored many, it still managed to rake in $1.1 billion when it was released in 2011. Each installment has opted to go bigger and bigger, probably to their detriment, but Bay says he’s decided to “start off small” with this one. He’s also announced that the film won’t be a reboot, but a direct sequel set shortly after the events of the last film:

“We keep the Transformers the way they were, it’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go”.

Of course, the real reason for the redesign is to compel kids to update their Hasbro toys. Anyway, series veterans Shia LaBouf and Josh Duhamel are departing, while Peter Cullen stays on to voice Optimus Prime. Mark Wahlberg, who Bay just directed in ‘Pain & Gain’, will take the lead role, along with the reasonably unknown Jack Raynor. Joining the two is said to be someone playing Wahlberg’s daughter. We’ll bet that Jack’s character will start romancing her, which Wahlberg’s character isn’t totally cool with.

To be honest, Wahlberg is (don’t laugh) one of my favourite actors working today. Roles in ‘Ted’, ‘I Heart Huckabees’ and ‘The Other Guys’ show he’s got the comedic chops, while ‘The Fighter’ and ‘The Departed’ show he can do the heavy dramatic lifting.

‘Transformers 4′ shoots this summer and will be released on June 2014. ‘Pain & Gain’ is released April 26th this year in the US.

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  • Kramer said

    I still find Wahlberg a pretty wooden and boring character/actor in most films, although I still enjoy most his movies, but would never be excited to see him in a film soley on his acting abilities.

    I’ll probably go to see this at the cinemas.

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  • J.D.W. said

    It’s good to know that there is going to be a fourth one,and Micheal Bay is going to keep the Transformers the way they are.
    So what is the plot going to be, and are they going to have Galvatron or Unicron.

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    • Sheridan Passell said

      No word yet on Galvatron or Unicron. Bay has fallen out with the guy who was voicing Megatron (after he kinda dissed Bay), so that may push him away from Galvatron, or at least may take the opportunity to recast his voice with the change in appearance. Unicron presents budget challenges, and the logistical headache of how you battle a planet as a human in a live-action movie set in the present day. I hope they take on that challenge, but if I had to bet, they’ll chicken out.

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  • CRAIG said

    TRANSFORMERS 4 SOUNDS GREAT,I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS MOVIE.BUT MICHAEL BAY,PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY.HERE IT GOES.PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE MAKE BAD BOYS 3.TRANSFORMERS ARE HOTT,BUT GET BACK WITH WILL AND MARTIN AND LET’S GET BAD BOYS 3 ROLLIN’.I’M SERIOUS I WANT TO SEE BAD BOYS 3.COME ON MICHAEL,LET’S GET THIS MOVIE POPPIN’.I ABSOLUTELY LOVED BAD BOYS 2.ESPECIALLY THAT SCENE ON THE CAUSEWAY WITH THE CARS FLIPPING,THAT WAS TOO BAD.BAD BOYS 3 PLEASE.REAL TALK.

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