Michael Bay talks about his decision to direct Transformers 4

Film will pick up where Dark Of The Moon left off

Having previously pronounced Dark Of The Moon to be his last Transformers outing, Michael Bay recently performed a total U-turn, signing on to direct Transformers 4, which had initially been described as a series reboot.

Bay recently spoke to The Huffington Post about his change of heart, and went on to reveal that the film will continue the existing story, rather than starting over afresh.

“I thought I was done,” says Bay. “Then the ride came out [at Universal Studios Hollywood] and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you’re thinking, Oh my God, someone’s going to take this over. And you start doing a lot of soul-searching. The studio says they want to restart the franchise, And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know?”

“So I’m thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing, we change a lot of things - but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on - it would have a better chance for survival, I guess.”

And as for how the film will take shape? Well, apparently it isn’t a reboot. “We’re basically taking from the history of where it was,” explains Bay. “Or where we left it in Chicago. And we’re going to carry it on from there.”

Basically, as long as there are things to be blown up, Michael Bay will be around to light the blue touch-paper. Transformers 4 opens in the UK on 27 June 2014.

Are you keen for a fourth Transformers movie? Tell us, below!


    • Hadouken76

      Sep 24th 2012, 8:32

      "And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know?” REALLY, Michael? REALLY?

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    • SlundNZ

      Sep 24th 2012, 10:44

      Lol. So true, Hadouken

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    • jaykays hat

      Sep 24th 2012, 11:47

      Set it on another planet without any humans!!

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    • killertapir

      Sep 24th 2012, 11:55

      I'm literally staring with open-mouthed horror at that 'screw it up line'. That man totally lacks self-awareness of any kind. He can't possibly have said that...really?

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    • mcghater

      Sep 24th 2012, 13:17

      his descision is based on cold hard cash the w***e

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    • anant

      Sep 24th 2012, 13:51

      Michael cant u read? don't u know everyone hates you n your movies? you're f u c k i n g unbelievable man!

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    • anant

      Sep 24th 2012, 13:57

      even bumblebee is stunned after hearing this, look at his expressions in the above photo. it looks as though he is saying "dude you did not just say that"

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    • JayHunter1990

      Sep 24th 2012, 15:04

      I can't believe he's actually saying these words! Someone might screw this up? As for the "two and a half hour line" remark, he may as well say "I can still make money"

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Sep 24th 2012, 18:33

      Only one can be done....we must play Battleships.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 24th 2012, 18:56

      Well "screw it up line" may be funny to us he does have a point, Bay whether you like or hate him has pulled in big box office numbers with this trilogy, his ridiculous formula has paid off.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Sep 25th 2012, 4:04

      I'm with both Ali -and- Hadouken on this... from a business standpoint; his take on the franchise has been an incredible success but artistically? Well. let's just say any one of us could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and s**t out a better set of scripts.

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    • DravenCage

      Sep 25th 2012, 7:28

      @anant - I can understand not liking Bay's movies (I've personally enjoyed most of his films), but to say "everyone hates your movies" when they make hundreds of millions of dollars in some cases is patently a ridiculous statement.

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