Michael Bay Returning to Direct ‘Transformers 4’!

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also confirms the new adventure will be more of a reboot than a sequel to the first three movies.
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Michael Bay Returning to Direct ‘Transformers 4’!

Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4Back in December, director Michael Bay wasn't sure if he will return to direct Transformers 4, with his primary focus on Pain and Gain. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed today that not only is Michael Bay returning as director, but that they are aiming for a summer 2014 release. Here's what Lorenzo di Bonaventura had to say below, also confirming that Transformers 4 will be more of a reboot.

"Michael is going to direct it, and it will be in the summer of 2014. He's a cool customer. He's excited and I think the challenge there is we really are going to do a reboot. What that's going to be, we don't even know yet."

The producer also shot down rumors that Jason Statham is being eyed to star in Transformers 4, and clarified what he meant by a "reboot."

"It's a hybrid. I'm not involved with (The Amazing) Spider-Man, but what I perceive Spider-Man to be is a redoing of the whole thing. This is not. It's an evolution. There's still a continuity that's going on, and yet, there will be a lot of new cast members. Whether there's anybody from the first cast, we don't even know yet, but the truth is, it's going to be a whole new story. The characters that will certainly come along will be Optimus and Bumblebee, I'm sure."

There hasn't been a screenwriter officially attached for Transformers 4 yet. CLICK HERE to watch the video interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura regarding Transformers 4.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014.

Sources:MTV

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  • Beasterly • 3 years ago

    Either get Michael Bay a group of actual writers who know movies and Transformers, or do the right thing and just get rid of Michael Bay and make an actually Transformers movie! Who ever the director is should be forced to take notes from "Transformers The Movie" from 1986. Get a good idea what Transformers actually is and what to do to make things go right! Oh yeah, it should be a reboot because even though I was at opening night for each one of the three films, they need to not continue that story. So please stop Michael Bay before he does something stupid!

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    • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

      @Tamas-Kovacs I'm sure that the way he direct these movies, he knows to follow the story/plot of the script for these movies. If he didn't then i'm sure someone else would be taking his place instead, by request of the movie studio.

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      • Tamas-Kovacs • 3 years ago

        Noooo! We don't want another brainless/braindead MB flick with no viable plot whatsoever. Substance people, substance! Mr. Bay knows how to shoot action, but I'm afraid he has a thing or two to learn about storytelling.

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        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

          @paul-aaron-praster-sr

          What are you talking about ? Optimus Prime doesn't die. He was brought back at the end of Transformers 2, after being killed by the Decepticons.

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          • paul-aaron-praster-sr • 3 years ago

            ok its going to be a reboot thats fine but megatron has died let unicron and galvatron rise now prime has died all ready

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            • mosorwvlad • 3 years ago

              Yeah !!! change the actors, they f*cked up the second and third film. Face palm.

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              • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                @rome84 Do you think that's what they'll do with Transformers 4 ? I don't see why they would do that though, considering that the first three movies have actors and actresses starring in them.

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                • Number1Wolverine • 3 years ago

                  @brady1138 - I agree :(.

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                  • wabburfat • 3 years ago

                    no dude Jason Statham is ever god

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                    • Brizzy • 3 years ago

                      Good so far.. Now please, bring back LaBeouf.

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                      • narrator • 3 years ago

                        While this is highly disappointing, there may still be a sliver of hope is Spielberg takes a more active role as a producer, and Kruger doesn't touch the script with a 50ft pole. Make it a hundred. F*ck, make it a thousand for all the good it will do, since the likelihood of either of these events happening isn't high. *sigh*

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                        • brady1138 • 3 years ago

                          Hooray! Now we get to see more sex jokes, racism, sexism, foul-mouthed robots, sex items-I mean women, dogs in heat, and boys' pheromone levels indicating...you know...

                          Ya happy, America?!

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                          • Palimaru-Alexandru • 3 years ago

                            I think the transformers franchise was one of the best outhere except for the last part cause that blonde chick played really bad. I think Bay realized that and the transformers is going back to the roots , that means cybertron . I wish that these movies would have no humans involved . Anyway glad to hear that bay's back i really like he's movies .

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                            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                              @paifa Yeah, hopefully he does how to make a good story for Transformers 4.

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                              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                                The only reason they're calling it a "reboot" is because Shia LaBeauf had the dignity to walk away from this franchise. Other than that it's gonna be exactly the same as usual.

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                                • moviegeek • 3 years ago

                                  You can't reboot something with the same director.

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                                  • styxx • 3 years ago

                                    Please, just let the nightmare of these films end

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                                    • paifa • 3 years ago

                                      I couldn't possibly say or agree about the reboot of the Transformers 4, unless if Michael Bay knows how to make a good story for this film.

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                                      • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                                        ",it's going to be a whole new story."

                                        Yeah, no sh*t Bay! Seeing as how you f*cking screwed the four biggest Decepticons over! /endrant

                                        Seriously though, I'm glad there'll be another. Just please Bay... PLEASE get a better Story. And don't screw any big/important/heavyweight 'Bots over this time!

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                                        • ChiRep-1 • 3 years ago

                                          This is just ridiculous, why am I not surprised? Atleast it isn't being rushed, 2 years should be plenty of time to put a decent film together given the circ*mstances.... Would have been nice to see a new director though.

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