Michael Bay says changes are afoot for Transformers 4

“We’ve redesigned everything”

Michael Bay has been discussing what we can expect fromTransformers 4, the first installment of a whole new trilogy, and, surprisingly, downscaling seems to be top of his agenda.

“We’re going to start off smaller,” explains Bay. “There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast.

“Mark [Wahlberg] is really excited about it and it’s a great redesign,” continues the director. “I said that 3 was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do Pain & Gain and the Transformers ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming.”

And while he’s not giving anything away in terms of plot, it’s clear that something fairly seismic has taken place in those four intervening years.

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

Transformers 4
opens in the UK on 27 June 2014.

Are you excited for Transformers 4, or should the franchise have been wrapped up a while ago? Tell us, below!


    • 2Dglasses

      Feb 4th 2013, 12:21

      Lets just have 150 minutes of an off screen child playing with his toys. They already have Mark Wahlberg who is made of plastic and has no acting range until someone pulls the string in his back and he goes crazy.

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    • ilikescifi

      Feb 4th 2013, 12:46

      but @2Dglasses, Michael Bay says that Mark Wahlberg is really excited about the new design so that means it must be really good

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    • Seedorf

      Feb 4th 2013, 16:19

      “We’ve redesigned everything”. Not quite; Michael Bay is still there. @endofdays. Couldn't agree more. As Bay is still in the directors seat; how about a change of title to: Crap4mers.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 4th 2013, 17:47

      Well at least Twilight is now finished so it's not all bad.

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 4th 2013, 22:32

      All geek movies from now on should be given to Joss Whedon or J.J Abrams.

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    • Indianabones

      Feb 4th 2013, 23:04

      I have a response to you all from Michael Bay himself he says 'Crash boom bang boom Bang Bang Crash boom boom boom WaBOOM CaBOOM ShaBOOM' Michael Bay

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