EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg May Direct ‘Transformers 4’

Actor Tyrese Gibson also talks about the progress of ‘Five Brothers’, and why he's happy to see the end of Mudflap and Skids.
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Steven Spielberg to direct Transformers 4?Transformers: Dark of the Moon is just two weeks away from its June 29th release date, and early word of mouth says that the movie is head and shoulders above the first two installments of this robots-in-disguise franchise. Though Shia LaBeouf recently confirmed that he would not be returning for a Transfomers 4, a fourth sequel is inevitable if Optimus Prime and Megatron manage to destroy the box office along with Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.

One of our all time favorite actors, Tyrese Gibson recently stopped by for a chat about the movie, and he revealed that Michael Bay may still come back for more. Though, if Bay does hits the road along with Shia LaBeouf, they have a great safety net director in executive producer Steven Spielberg, who may just helm Transfomers 4 a few years down the line.

This is what Tyrese Gibson had to say about his own return in Transfomers 4, and the possibility of Steven Spielberg directing.

"If Michael Bay decides to come back for Transfomers 4, I'll be there. We'll make it happen. (Right now), I think we are all exhausted with the process. If this movie does what we are all assuming it's going to do, then, I think its time to revisit this conversation. When it's time. There are no concepts, no direction, no nothing for Transfomers 4, because everyone has been so focused on Transformers: Dark of the Moon. But here is the safety net. Are you ready for this? Michael Bay decides to not come back for Transfomers 4. There is always Steven Spielberg! I am not saying that Steven Spielberg is for a fact going to direct Transfomers 4. But it is a beautiful safety net to know that one of the biggest, most respected directors in the world happens to be an executive producer on Transformers. He is someone who knows this world. And he could easily step in and direct Transfomers 4 if he decided to. The thing is, there are a lot of directors who deal with producers who happen to not be Steven Spielberg. So if the director decides to bow out of their film, they are sent scrambling. "Who can we get to direct this?" What a hell of a safety net this is if Michael Bay decides not to come back. Steven Spielberg could easily step in and make it happen."

Tyrese Gibson also took a moment to comment on the controversial Mudflap and Skids, and why he is glad they will not be making an appearance in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

Finally, Tyrese Gibson gave an update on the sequel Five Brothers, which is a follow-up to his 2005 cult hit Four Brothers.

"I have been in talks with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer. Paramount just needs to get as excited as we are about it, so that we can just go shoot this movie. I would love to do Five Brothers. Its one of the movies that, wherever I go, people are walking up to me and talking about that movie. The movie is already written. John Singleton did some of the writing. We have the writer from the original one. We are all ready to go, man. It's just a matter of when it's going to happen, and when they are going to officially green light it. We are all excited to get into this Five Brothers."

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011.

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