It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from anything on theTransformers 4 front. We know that a script is currently in the works, but with production not scheduled to begin until next summer, Michael Bay is too busy focused on his current dark action comedy Pain & Gain with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson shooting in Florida. Now it seems, Bay is shifting some of his attention to the robot action film currently in development, and some details have been revealed to change up the status quo of what we’ve seen so far from the Autobots.
In a feature on the Transformers franchise as a whole, focusing on the upcoming video game, ride at Universal Studios, and more, Hero Complex reports that Michael Bay claims that the upcoming Transformers 4 will be his final one. While that doesn’t seem like big news give that he said that about the last film, the circumstances surrounding the feature have certainly pointed to it, with Bay even originally saying he was never invovled with a fourth film and that talks at the studio were ongoing.
Furthermore, the big development comes in the news that the sequel will also feature an all-new cast, including “some redesign of the robots” themselves. It’s here that Bay will set up the franchise “for the next guy” to take over, and with the redesign reveal it certainly sounds like the director is bridging a gap. Writer of the second and third films Ehren Kruger is currently penning the script, said possibly to focus more on the Autobots rather than the human main character.
With these details, it certainly sounds like a bold new direction for a franchise mocked for being between downright horrible to pretty good. But, is it wrong that instead of a completley new direction, whoever steps up in Bay’s place will have to follow his vision that he set forth with this next film? It sounds like a very risky move, but given the amount of money all three films have grossed so far,
Transformers 4 is still a couple years off with June 27th, 2014 the planned release date.