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.
Steven Spielberg to direct Transformers 4?
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 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.


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Comments (69)

  1. Jill White

    wooooooooowwwwwwwwwww tyrese

    3 years agoby @Jill-WhiteFlag

  2. Pavithiran Vesudevan

    awesome movie transformer 3..pretty sad when ironhide has not been given any appreciation...he is one of the powerful autobot..sad to see his death...He has missed the battle...

    3 years agoby @Pavithiran-VesudevanFlag

  3. RyanMoran

    who will be the villan megatron is dead and so is the orther guy i forgot his name

    3 years agoby @RyanMoranMitaFlag

  4. Jasmine ✔

    Put Justin Bieber In Transformers 4...
    His Name Shall Be " F*ggatron "
    LMFAO. ;D

    3 years agoby @Jasmine-70766539Flag

  5. the_tall_guy

    I actually would go to see a Spielberg Transformers movie.

    3 years agoby @the-tall-guyFlag

  6. Shaniie Sahara

    could there even be another transformers? i mean like all the other deceptions that needed to survive to make this franchise better have died. there wouldn't be much to tell unless u select a whole new cast even new deceptions and new autobots. plus, u kinda left us off with a crappy ending but it was still good with all the time u spent putting it together.
    -__- nice ending when putting a franchise to rest ! (sigh)

    3 years agoby @Shaniie-SaharaFlag

  7. Luke Wheeler

    OK, I would absolutely love another Transformers movie, BUT OPTIMUS PRIME CANNOT DIE!!!!! I faced enough sadness in that film with like *SPOILER* Ironhide dying and the new Brains or whatever. Also, although it was much needed, I hated all the Decepticons dying because I liked some of them, like Soundwave and Shockwave. Thing is, with 1, 2 and 3 following their own storyline, they can make a film without Optimus dying. I wish Shia would stay in the Transformers buisness, he's very good in it.

    3 years agoby @Luke-WheelerFlag

  8. Christopher Thomas

    You just know they've got to make Transformers 4; not doing so would be simply imbecilic from a financial point of view. All we can look forward to is not having Bay direct it, because Transformers 3 was just plain awful, although it was better than Revenge of the Fallen. That ain't, however, sayin' much.

    3 years agoby @Christopher-ThomasFlag

  9. HGC

    Im not big on the comic books but a coworker slipped me this series, and I think it would make an AWESOME installment in Transformers motion pictures It's the Megatron origin series by IDW Publishing. Compelling series.

    3 years agoby @HGCFlag

  10. HGC

    LuxoIII
    I would like a change in director/cast. It would be cool to see the concept taken in a new direction. And besides, people (myself included) don't see these for deep characters and brilliant storytelling, we watch these to see giant robots tearing each other apart!"

    That's actually the problem with the series, it NEEDS brillitant storytelling. We don't JUST want to see giant robots tearing each other apart! Character development would be nice, by that, I mean between the robots, less human beings please?! They were actually more than soldiers in the animated G1 series (the favorite). It's unfortunate that the cartoon movie from the 80's still had a better plot than any of the Bay versions! But I do agree with you when your sentiments on revamping the series and having it taken in a completely different direction.

    3 years agoby @HGCFlag

  11. Sean

    @Gregory-Greaves-Jr
    Yes, i completely agree with you on that. Hopefully with Transformers 4, that's what will happen. Although, i have say, i was very satisfied with Transformers Dark of the Moon. When do you think Transformers 4 would come out, if they ever film it ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Gregory Greaves Jr

    Transformers 4 (T4) Now T4 sould be made with Unicron who in returns brings Meagtron back as Galvitron, and Optimus Primes true death with another Prime taking over , well that is how Transformers 2 should have been done, any body feel this ?

    3 years agoby @Gregory-Greaves-JrFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @brady1138 Oh, I see what you mean. That would be fun to see.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. LuxoIII

    @bawnian-dexeus But Captain America stays on the front lines helping US soldiers. I'm talking about maybe a native German superhero who trashes concentration camps.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @brady1138 Lol. If it weren't for Captain America, that'd be cool

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. LuxoIII

    @bawnian-dexeus@ghostman Knowing Spielberg, it will be a superhero saving Jews from Nazis! (Actually, that's a pretty cool idea, if I do say so myself)

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  17. LuxoIII

    I would like a change in director/cast. It would be cool to see the concept taken in a new direction. And besides, people (myself included) don't see these for deep characters and brilliant storytelling, we watch these to see giant robots tearing each other apart!

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  18. Worth5Bucks

    everyone, i can almost guarantee that Spielberg would never direct the 4th Transformers, notice how he didn't say any of these quotes... however, mudflap and skids being gone, that's a huge plus, and should be the title of the article

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  19. Rudy

    Or do Metropolis the movie!

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  20. Rudy

    "does hits the road"? wtf. NO Steven DONT! Do Lincoln instead!

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  21. Sean

    @SomethingMore
    Yes, it probably could make things more interesting.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. SomethingMore

    That will make things more interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  23. Salem6777

    sweet!

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  24. Sean

    Hmmm, i don't know what to say about this.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  25. Writer220

    no

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  26. Zak Lee Ferguson

    No Spielberg no, never seen Four Brothers, interested!

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  27. Summit10

    Tyrese, just do the five brothers we dont want you either in Transformers :)

    3 years agoby @summit10Flag

  28. thrashnasty190

    Sounds good.

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  29. Mixlexic

    A Spielberg Transformers, its what we all want and have been waiting for, is it

    3 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  30. TheMime

    @bane5000 =]lol

    3 years agoby @themimeFlag