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This Transformers 4 plot synopsis gives us a better idea how the film fits into the series while also reimagining it

Mar. 20, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Michael Bay made the promise that TRANSFORMERS 4 would be a fresh start for the robot action series. With the casting of Mark Wahlberg, he took one step forward. By retaining screenwriter Ehren Kruger, one step back. How original can the fourth film be if you keep the same crew as the first three? This synopsis should give us a clue.

According to the Michigan Film Office, TRANSFORMERS 4 will be filming in downtown Detroit. The page also includes this plot summary for the movie:

Interesting. So, does this mean that we will be getting a different set of robots entirely? Does that mean no Optimus Prime? I like the idea of humans toying with creating their own robots. This could create some sort of TERMINATOR or PLANET OF THE APES scenario where our creations get the better of us and the Autobots have no choice but to come to our rescue.

This could potentially be a nice move for the series. I guess it hinges on additional casting and a glimpse at some footage. I wouldn't expect a trailer any time soon, but likely by the end of the year to rev up for the release date of June 27th, 2014.

Source: ScreenRant

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9:21PM on 03/21/2013
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
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9:09PM on 03/21/2013
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
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9:03PM on 03/21/2013
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
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8:56PM on 03/21/2013
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
There are 3 things Michael Bay has to do to save this franchise
1. Put the damn Dinobots in it
2. Unicron
3 Get the IDW comics writers to do the movies because they know how to do the series right
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2:38PM on 03/21/2013

Boo

Michael Bay has gone the way of Uwe Boll. He'll continue to make crappy movies despite how many people tell him they are crappy, because for some reason he believes he's the best thing to ever happen to action movies, and for some reason people keep going to see them. Michael Bay, please stop ruining my childhood. At least this will keep him busy and away from TMNT.
Michael Bay has gone the way of Uwe Boll. He'll continue to make crappy movies despite how many people tell him they are crappy, because for some reason he believes he's the best thing to ever happen to action movies, and for some reason people keep going to see them. Michael Bay, please stop ruining my childhood. At least this will keep him busy and away from TMNT.
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12:07PM on 03/21/2013
This sounds pretty stupid.
This sounds pretty stupid.
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11:05AM on 03/21/2013

LOL Detroit

Guess he is trying to save money on the FX budget by going to a town that's already abandoned and dilapidated.
Guess he is trying to save money on the FX budget by going to a town that's already abandoned and dilapidated.
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6:46AM on 03/21/2013

Michael Bay, Do you know what is a Transformers? Do you ever watch any cartoons when you're kid?

People want Authentic transformers, not an movie that serve as advertismen for your Victoria's Secret's models...if we wan boobs, we go for porn or playboys..WE WANT TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS, not macross, you dumb ass...

Peter Jackson could made lord of the rings & hobbits near to their original stories, what so hard on transformers?
People want Authentic transformers, not an movie that serve as advertismen for your Victoria's Secret's models...if we wan boobs, we go for porn or playboys..WE WANT TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS, not macross, you dumb ass...

Peter Jackson could made lord of the rings & hobbits near to their original stories, what so hard on transformers?
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2:39AM on 03/21/2013
Look as much as I am a defender of the first 3 films, you simply cannot have a Transformers anything without some sort reincarnation of Optimus Prime, even Beast Wars did.
Look as much as I am a defender of the first 3 films, you simply cannot have a Transformers anything without some sort reincarnation of Optimus Prime, even Beast Wars did.
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11:41PM on 03/20/2013

Optimus

Sorry but if there's no Prime - than it's a no deal for me. Optimus Prime is not optional. Get Cullen in there and include Optimus or just stop with 3. Thanks. Prime is the Transformers. Heck you might as well make the Ninja Turtles aliens while you're at it.... oh wait....
Sorry but if there's no Prime - than it's a no deal for me. Optimus Prime is not optional. Get Cullen in there and include Optimus or just stop with 3. Thanks. Prime is the Transformers. Heck you might as well make the Ninja Turtles aliens while you're at it.... oh wait....
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11:06PM on 03/20/2013
So basically Miles Dyson saving the T-800's hand.
So basically Miles Dyson saving the T-800's hand.
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9:31PM on 03/20/2013

Wait...

..how is this plot different from the last three movies? They all had an ancient powerful intergalactic force setting sights on Earth.
..how is this plot different from the last three movies? They all had an ancient powerful intergalactic force setting sights on Earth.
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8:35PM on 03/20/2013
I like these movies for what they are. Entertaining mindless fun.

I like the idea of this synopsis and hopefully Bay can make this Transformers a little more serious this time around.
I like these movies for what they are. Entertaining mindless fun.

I like the idea of this synopsis and hopefully Bay can make this Transformers a little more serious this time around.
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11:44AM on 03/21/2013
You DO know he won't, right ?
Beside, as much as I can 'tolerate' changes, it seems to me that a TRANSFORMERS movie without Optimus is NO TRANSFORMERS movie at all... Like a TERMINATOR movie without T800 (even as a cameo)...
You DO know he won't, right ?
Beside, as much as I can 'tolerate' changes, it seems to me that a TRANSFORMERS movie without Optimus is NO TRANSFORMERS movie at all... Like a TERMINATOR movie without T800 (even as a cameo)...
7:56PM on 03/20/2013

Wait a minute...

How can it possibly be a good idea to have a Transformers movie, without any Decepticons or Autobots?!?! You cant have movie and NOT have Optimus Prime. That man IS Transformers. Without Optimus, there is no heart and soul. Its bad enough they turned him into a vengeful psychopath at the end of Dark of the Moon, but to drop him completely in favor of making all new marketable toys--- I mean all new robots... Thats just a bad idea...
How can it possibly be a good idea to have a Transformers movie, without any Decepticons or Autobots?!?! You cant have movie and NOT have Optimus Prime. That man IS Transformers. Without Optimus, there is no heart and soul. Its bad enough they turned him into a vengeful psychopath at the end of Dark of the Moon, but to drop him completely in favor of making all new marketable toys--- I mean all new robots... Thats just a bad idea...
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7:45PM on 03/20/2013
Terminator and Planet of the Apes, eh? I like that.
Terminator and Planet of the Apes, eh? I like that.
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7:41PM on 03/20/2013
I'm pretty sure this film will more of the same, for better or worse. In fact, we're probably only a few weeks away from Bay posting an interview that Kate Upton has been cast as the lead scientist who develops the new robots.
I'm pretty sure this film will more of the same, for better or worse. In fact, we're probably only a few weeks away from Bay posting an interview that Kate Upton has been cast as the lead scientist who develops the new robots.
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7:06PM on 03/20/2013

come on man

Why don't they just make a beast wars trilogy
Why don't they just make a beast wars trilogy
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7:22PM on 03/20/2013
Beast Wars takes place in pre-history.
Beast Wars takes place in pre-history.
8:23PM on 03/20/2013
...and?
...and?
10:24PM on 03/20/2013
It doesn't matter if it took place in pre-history.....Duh?
It doesn't matter if it took place in pre-history.....Duh?
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7:02PM on 03/20/2013
More of Bay's sloppy seconds. No thanks
More of Bay's sloppy seconds. No thanks
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6:17PM on 03/20/2013
The plot sounds like it involves MECH, which would be a perfect opportunity to bring in Clancy Brown to play the live-action version of Silas, the character he voices in the new cartoon. That would be pretty bad ass.
The plot sounds like it involves MECH, which would be a perfect opportunity to bring in Clancy Brown to play the live-action version of Silas, the character he voices in the new cartoon. That would be pretty bad ass.
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2:41AM on 03/21/2013
it's funny when you sound like you think you know what you are talking about, remember never go full retard!
it's funny when you sound like you think you know what you are talking about, remember never go full retard!
5:57PM on 03/20/2013
I just want to see some fucking dinobots.
I just want to see some fucking dinobots.
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5:56PM on 03/20/2013

i hope there's a scene where....

some scientist building a man-made transformer goes "no guys, he needs to be MORE of a racial stereotype!!!"
some scientist building a man-made transformer goes "no guys, he needs to be MORE of a racial stereotype!!!"
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5:48PM on 03/20/2013

Weird plot

but I like it. I really hope they bring unicron into this. Somehow, it needs to be done.
but I like it. I really hope they bring unicron into this. Somehow, it needs to be done.
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5:47PM on 03/20/2013

Weird plot

but I like it. I really hope they bring unicron into this. Somehow, it needs to be done.
but I like it. I really hope they bring unicron into this. Somehow, it needs to be done.
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5:31PM on 03/20/2013
I probably won't go see this in the theatre but I will take a day off and go have lunch downtown and watch Bay blow shit up. He is good t that.
I probably won't go see this in the theatre but I will take a day off and go have lunch downtown and watch Bay blow shit up. He is good t that.
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5:24PM on 03/20/2013
Sounds like Unicron to me....but Bay you're gonna have to convince me better than this
Sounds like Unicron to me....but Bay you're gonna have to convince me better than this
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4:59PM on 03/20/2013
double post
double post
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4:54PM on 03/20/2013

Can't wait!

I assume that Wahlberg will be a lead 'soldier' in the film, using human-made Transformer-based technology to enhance his abilities as a human soldier. Whether it be weapons or a special suit that makes him stronger or more agile, that would be awesome. Then we could have a legit human vs. transformer battle like they hinted at in Dark of the Moon.

As for your question about Optimus Paul, he'll definitely be in it. They're bringing back Optimus for sure, they've already confirmed it -- but
I assume that Wahlberg will be a lead 'soldier' in the film, using human-made Transformer-based technology to enhance his abilities as a human soldier. Whether it be weapons or a special suit that makes him stronger or more agile, that would be awesome. Then we could have a legit human vs. transformer battle like they hinted at in Dark of the Moon.

As for your question about Optimus Paul, he'll definitely be in it. They're bringing back Optimus for sure, they've already confirmed it -- but all the robots will overgo a 'makeover' visually apparently, and of course a new bunch will be introduced what with all the deaths in Dark of the Moon. (*spoilers* I kind of wish they had killed Bumblebee in Dark of the Moon though, sacrificing himself for Sam. I love Bumblebee but I think that would've been a great way to end Sam's story arc. Having Bumblebee come back here, Sam's protector, Sam's car, just feels a bit odd... like old baggage almost. Unless they don't bring him back, but in that case "where is Bumblebee?" then again I guess they'll have to answer the same question about Sam)
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4:48PM on 03/20/2013
I would actually prefer a reboot into something that more closely resembles the cartoon or comics.
I would actually prefer a reboot into something that more closely resembles the cartoon or comics.
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4:46PM on 03/20/2013
Meh, I have no excitement left for this series anymore. The first three films were much of the same, and this just doesn't excite me. But who knows, maybe this one will be the best one yet.
Meh, I have no excitement left for this series anymore. The first three films were much of the same, and this just doesn't excite me. But who knows, maybe this one will be the best one yet.
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4:46PM on 03/20/2013

interesting

So does this pretty much confirm Unicron and/or Galvatron as the villain(s)?
So does this pretty much confirm Unicron and/or Galvatron as the villain(s)?
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5:48PM on 03/20/2013
I fuckin hope so
I fuckin hope so
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4:45PM on 03/20/2013
How is casting Mark Wahlberg in anyway a step forward?
How is casting Mark Wahlberg in anyway a step forward?
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5:01PM on 03/20/2013
Ya, he doesn't automatically make the movie better.
Ya, he doesn't automatically make the movie better.
5:11PM on 03/20/2013
He`s a PEACOCK YOU GOTTA LET HIM FLY
He`s a PEACOCK YOU GOTTA LET HIM FLY
4:38PM on 03/20/2013
So now we'll actually have fight scenes where you know who is fighting who, and who is throwing the punches?
So now we'll actually have fight scenes where you know who is fighting who, and who is throwing the punches?
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11:52AM on 03/21/2013
It's STILL is a BAY film... You want clear, beautifully filmed (in slowmo) action scenes, bring in Snyder...
And YES I'd take Snyder's slowmo over Bay's parkinson-cam anytime !!
It's STILL is a BAY film... You want clear, beautifully filmed (in slowmo) action scenes, bring in Snyder...
And YES I'd take Snyder's slowmo over Bay's parkinson-cam anytime !!
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