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'Transformers 4' Is Redesigned from Top to Bottom Says Michael Bay

The filmmaker reveals he is taking a smaller approach with his upcoming sequel starring Mark Wahlberg.
Transformers 4 will feature a new redesign says director Michael Bay
Transformers 4 will feature a new redesign says director Michael Bay
Director Michael Bay returns to his blockbuster robots in disguise franchise with Transformers 4 starting production in May. The filmmaker recently revealed it will feature a completely new look and a 'smaller' approach.

"We're going to start off smaller. There's a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we've redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there's a reason why we're meeting a new cast. Mark (Wahlberg) is really excited about it and it's a great redesign. I said that 3 [which grossed $1.1 billion] was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do Pain and Gain and the Transformers ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming."

When asked if the movie will reboot the franchise, the director confirmed it is not a reboot, but it is set four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

"No, that's wrong. We keep the Transformers the way they were, it's just four years later. There's a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We're trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go."

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: Forbes

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Comments (28)

  1. Vanboy

    "We're keeping the Tranformers the way they were" "There's a reason they're redesigned". Which is it? I want to see G1 Transformers. I hope that GM contract got ripped up. I want to see a 2013 Beetle Bumblebee.

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Sean

    @seiya lol :P

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. skywise


    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Tektuo

    Redesign?? With the same director and screenwriter?...I don't think so. LOL.

    1 year agoby @TektuoFlag

  5. bruce_ha

    Mark Wahlberg instead of Shia Labeef, yes please. No more teenage crap. Give us a true Transformers movie.

    1 year agoby @bruce-haFlag

  6. Dan

    @the-movieghost lol, I loved that.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  7. SuperCanayaZ

    Redesigned Everything = We need new toys to sell to the childrens.

    1 year agoby @supercanayazFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    If it's a complete redesign, they should have assigned a new director.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. Seiya

    Can they also redesign director Michael Bay too...

    1 year agoby @seiyaFlag

  10. MovieManiac

    @thejoker-16- lool, perfect analogy.

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  11. TheObserver

    @the-movieghost LOL brilliant !!

    1 year agoby @TheObserverFlag

  12. the MovieGhost

    Yes, yes indeed @narrator.

    @bawnian-dexeus I figured you'd get a kick out of that one :P

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  13. CUPID


    1 year agoby @cupidFlag

  14. the MovieGhost

    You can roll sh*t in powdered sugar, but that doesn't make it a doughnut.

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  15. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I wonder how this new approach will be.

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  16. Sean


    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. Zak Lee Ferguson

    I'm just always bowled over by Bay talk...hope this isnt just talk

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  18. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @thedude1 I was being sarcastic dude lol

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  19. LuxoIII

    PR talk aimed at fanboys who want to hear stuff like this. We all know it's gonna be more of the same.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  20. TheDude1

    @monkeyiron2-0 Since it is set in the same universe and after the events of the past movies it can't really be a reboot.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  21. Stefanos


    1 year agoby @stefanosFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    And as for redesigning, well, Hasbro needs to sell more toys, so he has no input in the matter

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Yea explain to me again on how this is not a reboot

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I laugh when directors of his caliber used words like "let me do it"

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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