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Michael Bay hints at what to expect in Transformers 4 (and 5)

Jun. 6, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS trilogy has been very divisive amongst fans of the toy and cartoon franchise. After the first film, both sequels paled in terms of writing and quality despite still making tons of money at the box office. We have been reporting for a while now that Bay would be returning for a fourth film and that most of the cast would not be back.

In a recent interview regarding the new Transformers 3D Ride at Universal Studios in California (check out our very own review right here), Bay gave two little tidbits of info on the next chapter in the TRANSFORMERS movie series.

There’s plenty more Transformer action to come with a major new video game release, “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” due in August and another Bay movie in the works. (The director, by the way, says that the fourth film will include some redesign of the robots and an entirely new cast. He also said it will be his last and set the franchise up “for the next guy.”)

So, there you have it. Bay will direct TRANSFORMERS 4 and then he will move on to other projects. Does that mean that the next film will be the start of a new trilogy?

I don't think I have really loved a Michael Bay movie since THE ROCK even though BAD BOYS II was a totally masochistic funfest. I am not sad to see him go. In fact, I would rather have TRANSFORMERS 4 helmed by someone else entirely. The news that they are going back to redesign sounds like a coded way of saying they are rebooting the series. Or, it could simply mean we are going to see some of the other Transformers sub-groups (Dinobots, anyone?) that have so far been contained in the toy/cartoon universe.

TRANSFORMERS 4 is tentatively slated to open in 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Wouldn't this next movie be TRANSFORMERS 5? Doesn't BATTLESHIP count as the fourth film?
Source: LA Times

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12:16PM on 06/08/2012

Okay, first of all...

Transformers 4 doesn't look like a reboot. It looks like a direct sequel. But, I could be wrong. Second, Cut the hate, people. I personally loved the movies (with the exception of TF2. That one sucked). And trust me, we could do far, far worse for Transformers. [link]::coughcough::
Transformers 4 doesn't look like a reboot. It looks like a direct sequel. But, I could be wrong. Second, Cut the hate, people. I personally loved the movies (with the exception of TF2. That one sucked). And trust me, we could do far, far worse for Transformers. [link]::coughcough::
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10:02PM on 06/07/2012
I only have one question:

Can the Bay please make things more shiny in part 4? I want my fucking retinas burned off!!!
I only have one question:

Can the Bay please make things more shiny in part 4? I want my fucking retinas burned off!!!
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4:38PM on 06/07/2012
Are we going to see Transformers fight one another. It seemed like in the 3rd one that the Autobots rarely fought as appose as much we got stupid Shia and the soldiers fighting. I want to see more transformers fighting each other instead of human on foot with grenades and machine guns taking down giant robots with their tactics.
Are we going to see Transformers fight one another. It seemed like in the 3rd one that the Autobots rarely fought as appose as much we got stupid Shia and the soldiers fighting. I want to see more transformers fighting each other instead of human on foot with grenades and machine guns taking down giant robots with their tactics.
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3:07PM on 06/07/2012
Well my last post is what happens when you post drunk lol, my apologies.

Does Bay really expect us to believe he will stop at TF4 because he said he would after TF3? Although far from perfect the Transformers movies to me are a nice to entertain when ya got nothing better to do.

Also if Michael Bay were to do another movie franchise, I'd say I want a Bad Boys 3.
Well my last post is what happens when you post drunk lol, my apologies.

Does Bay really expect us to believe he will stop at TF4 because he said he would after TF3? Although far from perfect the Transformers movies to me are a nice to entertain when ya got nothing better to do.

Also if Michael Bay were to do another movie franchise, I'd say I want a Bad Boys 3.
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5:54AM on 06/07/2012
Ha! Bay said he wouldn't come back for TF4, what makes you think he won't be back for TF5,6,7,8? Let's face it. The guy loves this franchise because he can get away with shitty scripts and also have fun blowing shit sky-high. It's like a drug to him. That being said, I enjoyed the TF trilogy for what it was: awesome garbage, so who am I to judge Bay for making crappy films (with the exception of the first film).
Ha! Bay said he wouldn't come back for TF4, what makes you think he won't be back for TF5,6,7,8? Let's face it. The guy loves this franchise because he can get away with shitty scripts and also have fun blowing shit sky-high. It's like a drug to him. That being said, I enjoyed the TF trilogy for what it was: awesome garbage, so who am I to judge Bay for making crappy films (with the exception of the first film).
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5:05AM on 06/07/2012
Michael Bay hints at what to expect in Transformers 4 (and 5)....Robots.
Michael Bay hints at what to expect in Transformers 4 (and 5)....Robots.
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2:55AM on 06/07/2012
why would they reboot the franchise with the same director? I'm sure if he's directing it won't be a reboot. I enjoyed the films, so I don't mind if he returns. I would like to see how a new director would handle it though.
why would they reboot the franchise with the same director? I'm sure if he's directing it won't be a reboot. I enjoyed the films, so I don't mind if he returns. I would like to see how a new director would handle it though.
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1:12AM on 06/07/2012
I like all of these movies, that is all & if you don't like it kindly kiss my ass
I like all of these movies, that is all & if you don't like it kindly kiss my ass
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2:56AM on 06/07/2012
I liked them too. I think too many people get all worked up over nothing
I liked them too. I think too many people get all worked up over nothing
4:08AM on 06/07/2012
Transformers 3 was exactly what I expected and I had a lot of fun. I went alone on a Sunday morning and thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours of entertainment. It was worth every hard earned cent.
Transformers 3 was exactly what I expected and I had a lot of fun. I went alone on a Sunday morning and thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours of entertainment. It was worth every hard earned cent.
5:06AM on 06/07/2012
Present it.
Present it.
1:44PM on 06/07/2012
I would kiss your ass, but I've made it this far without contracting herpes - there's no sense in me getting it now.
I would kiss your ass, but I've made it this far without contracting herpes - there's no sense in me getting it now.
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12:40AM on 06/07/2012
Im Done with Bay, and Anything that he is involved in.
I won't watch Transformers till he's gone, that man doesn't deserve one cent of my hard earned money. And same goes for him ruining the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles.

F@*K him
Im Done with Bay, and Anything that he is involved in.
I won't watch Transformers till he's gone, that man doesn't deserve one cent of my hard earned money. And same goes for him ruining the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles.

F@*K him
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10:50PM on 06/06/2012

More crap, but this time it's ACTUALLY crap on the screen!

And Michael Bay blows it up!
Then, he takes "actual shit" that isn't CGI, and piles it up into the life size of a transformer:
And then blows it up! BOOM!!!
And Michael Bay blows it up!
Then, he takes "actual shit" that isn't CGI, and piles it up into the life size of a transformer:
And then blows it up! BOOM!!!
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9:54PM on 06/06/2012
I can't believe I am going to type this but let's just reboot Transformers instead.
I can't believe I am going to type this but let's just reboot Transformers instead.
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7:55PM on 06/06/2012
These movies were fun escapism at the theater but once I get bored of the effects, there's not much left in repeat viewings.

And say what you will about Shia, but he was the human, non-robot heart and personality of these films. I don't think it'll be quite the same without him.
These movies were fun escapism at the theater but once I get bored of the effects, there's not much left in repeat viewings.

And say what you will about Shia, but he was the human, non-robot heart and personality of these films. I don't think it'll be quite the same without him.
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7:28PM on 06/06/2012

Pleaseeee...

bring in fuckin unicron. For the love of god.
bring in fuckin unicron. For the love of god.
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12:43AM on 06/07/2012
Why? So Bay can ruin him too?

How about we keep Unicron out of the Franchise till a new Director takes over.
Why? So Bay can ruin him too?

How about we keep Unicron out of the Franchise till a new Director takes over.
6:47PM on 06/06/2012
No matter how you redesign a turd, its still a piece of poo. Bay will likely make them easier to turn into cheaper toys and find a whole new cast of assholes to slo-mo crap all over the screen. The writer is correct, Bay has been headed down since The Rock and BB2. His ego has grown with his paycheck and he has no connection with his core audience, only with his box office receipts.
No matter how you redesign a turd, its still a piece of poo. Bay will likely make them easier to turn into cheaper toys and find a whole new cast of assholes to slo-mo crap all over the screen. The writer is correct, Bay has been headed down since The Rock and BB2. His ego has grown with his paycheck and he has no connection with his core audience, only with his box office receipts.
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5:59PM on 06/06/2012

Didn't he say the third was his last?

So when he says the fourth is his last, it's all a bit boy-who-cried-wolf.
So when he says the fourth is his last, it's all a bit boy-who-cried-wolf.
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5:52PM on 06/06/2012

COOL

What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
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5:52PM on 06/06/2012

COOL

What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
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5:52PM on 06/06/2012

COOL

What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
What ya want it called tranformers, all you needs is robots, blowing shit up, comedy and a cast..Smh bet ya seen all 3 though and all made huge money. What ya want some Oscar worthy transformers movie..lots fo hate he is one the best action directors around period..Good just 4th than go do badboy3...i didnt expect transformers to be a drama..
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5:43PM on 06/06/2012

Michael Bay hints at what to expect in Transformers 4...

Is it shit? Does he hint at us to expect shit? That's what I'm going to expect, just shit. Complete and utter shit. Shitty shitting shitty shit.
Is it shit? Does he hint at us to expect shit? That's what I'm going to expect, just shit. Complete and utter shit. Shitty shitting shitty shit.
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