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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.
Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4
Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4
Back 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 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Sources: MTV

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Comments (41)

  1. Rome84

    Maybe they should base it on War for Cybertron(prequel just robots)

    2 years agoby @rome84Flag

  2. TheDude1

    I'm not happy but also not mad about this. While part two was beyond awful I thought the first movie was great and the third movie was a giant improvement over the second movie.

    I would just rather see the war on Cybertron that them staying on Earth.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  3. SherlockHolmes2009

    Dear God I thought we were done with this nightmare

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  4. thedude-abides

    @moviemaniac66 completely agree.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. K.Guy

    The word "reboot" scares me. So, I don't know whether to like this or not. I wanna see Pain and Gain first. Give this guy a break from machines.

    Remember: Not Mike's fault, but the studios.

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  6. MovieManiac

    F*ck, I thought that we were done with this guy. If it is more of a reboot then get a diffrent director. Take away the dumb toilet humour and useless and whiney human characters and go deeper into the stories of the Transformers. With bay at the helm though that will never happen.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    You gotta be f*cking kidding me?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  8. m2

    Not glad.

    2 years agoby @m2Flag

  9. ZenTTox

    I feel physically ill.

    2 years agoby @zenttoxFlag

  10. jae1169

    not again!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @jae1169Flag

  11. ejk1

    Shocking, not in the least.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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