‘Transformers 4’ Villain Is Unicron; Michael Bay Denies Script Leak!

The alleged screenplay draft claims that Galvatron and the Dinobots will play a key role in this sequel.

Michael Bay debunks leaked Transformers 4 script report
Michael Bay debunks leaked Transformers 4 script report
While the cast is starting to come together for Transformers 4, with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Brenton Thwaites recently joining the sequel, there is still little we know about the story. Today, we have word that a recent screenplay draft for the sequel has leaked, revealing that Unicron is the main villain. However, director Michael Bay himself took to his official website to reveal that this is not an official screenplay for Transformers 4. Take a look at what the filmmaker had to say.

"Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Ehren Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else - but definitely not our movie!


According to the director, everything that follows is not indicative of what Transformers 4 will become. However, this is not the first time the filmmaker has reacted to a leaked script. The director revealed in September that the Ninja Turtles leaked script by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum wasn't being used for the movie anymore. However, in November, Kevin Eastman's comments seemed to indicate that the writers are still working on the movie, so it is possible that the leaked script is still being used. With that in mind, take a look at the details from the Transformers 4 screenplay, which may or may not be legit.

The story takes place four years after Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which confirms an earlier report from November about the time frame of this sequel. The movie starts with a new global crisis in the form of a massive "space ball" descending towards Earth, which is discovered to be a ship which Unicron is aboard. While the Autobots try to contend with Unicron, the villain's cronies lead by Galvatron attack a government base in Colorado which houses Decepticons such as Megatron, along with an array of Cybertronian Earth weapons. After the base is destroyed, a female survivor known as Josie initiates a bizarre process that turns her into a transformer known as Circuit Breaker.

Unicron was first introduced in the 1986 animated movie The Transformers: The Movie, as a transformer who can change into a mechanical planet. This evil entity often uses the Decepticons to carry out his nefarious plans, which seems to fall in line with this story line. After Unicron destroys the Colorado base, he downloads the memories of all the Decepticons, including Megatron.

The script features new transformers such as Vector Prime, guardian of Primus, the one being that can stop the destruction of the Transformers' home planet, and even a few Dinobots. The screenplay was reportedly last revised on November 30. Since production will not begin until sometime next year, these details may change between now and then.

Click Here! to read the full report on this leaked script.

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.

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  1. WongFu

    I would rather see them back on Cybertron. I think they need to intermix with the TV animated series to keep it in one universe.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. Dana Lafreniere

    I would see it this way: Unicron is just following the Allspark's (Vector Sigma's) energy signiture what if when he gets to Cybertron and finds it a barren wasteland he continues on to Earth. Thats why the Earth would be threatened.

    2 years agoby @Dana-LafreniereFlag

  3. Dana Lafreniere

    I would Love for the new Transformers to feature Unicron. Michael Bay replicated destroying an asteroid in Armageddon so Unicrons fate may be a little predictable. Then again Unicron is a destroyer of planets so what could be interesting is that since Unicron is a threat to everything in the universe The Autobots and Decepticons would maybe have to team up in order to defeat him. That would would be very cool.

    2 years agoby @Dana-LafreniereFlag

  4. Warren Marris

    @zeus Unicron was in the original films a Giant Planet eating Robot Shaped like a Planet... Anyone who does take a good look back will actually find that Unicron is ACTUALLY another and possibly previous CYBERTRON... (The clues are there in the original Animated Versions... Get a hold of em and check it out!).

    The idea of bringing in Unicron is a good one but NOT YET! The way they have written the films this far, it would make it so damn lame!!! Unicron Threatens Earth We all doomed! Yah dah yah Dah yah dah!!! Why is it always earth under threat?

    Maybe if they could write in a way to Return to Cybertron... Now that could end up different... Seriously! Imagine the possibilities.

    I already am and can see major potential...

    2 years agoby @Warren-MarrisFlag

  5. Warren Marris

    @Bas-van-den-Burg LOL! I hope he does not try doing M.A.S.K to be honest... But wouldn't it be cool to see that as a movie? You need someone who can grasp that "Fantasy Element" while making the film look "Realistic"... There is no way you could make M.A.S.K anything more than a "Realistic Fantasy Cheese Fest With Major Excellent Effects"... BUT IT WOULD BE SO DAMN GOOD!

    2 years agoby @Warren-MarrisFlag

  6. Warren Marris

    A whole host of rumours appear to be circulating with regards to T4... There has been suggestion that it will actually be a prequal, Anothersuggests it will be Return to Cybertron and obviously the now supposedly leaked "Rise of Unicron" or "Rise of Galvatron"...

    Honestly, I feel any story involving Unicron and his Giant Plaet munching Sphere would stretch the "Suspension of Disbelief" for movie goers too far now... When we were young and watched it in the Cartoons, It was fair enough... But our children are far more intelligent now.

    They play games such as COD4 and others, which offer a sense of realism that we did not have in the 80's... They are far more discerning and may not accept it... Sorry but a Bad idea if there is any truth... Personaly I doubt it very much. Bay has in my view not been the best director, but he does have that Pulse that knows the target audience want MORE REALISM! Even if Shockwave (The Snake thing in 3) was pushing it!

    A slow moving Sphere? Sorry! Not enough Action... I can garuantee Bay has Better ideas!

    2 years agoby @Warren-MarrisFlag

  7. Bas van den Burg

    lol....hope its really not the real script. in such a short desctription so much is wrong..they are trying to find primus.eeuuhh primus = cybertron? and galvatron attacks a base that holds megatron....so he turned into gollum or something? galvatron = megatron. and i read that galvatron uploads megatrons mind. lol so megatron gets revived yet again. whilest cool autobots stay dead..sigh. someone please tell m-bay to stop ruining or child hood series. transformers and tnmt i heared. whats next M.a.s.k?

    2 years agoby @Bas-van-den-BurgFlag

  8. justatadmatt

    "After the base is destroyed, a female survivor known as Josie initiates a bizarre process that turns her into a transformer known as Circuit Breaker." ...ummm, what?

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  9. Lynchian

    Pass the wheel to somebody else to drive. He has his foot on the accelerator far too much, we need a honed in script, a honed in dimension to the verse of The Transformers.

    2 years agoby @LynchianFlag

  10. Bill Louis

    WAS ABOUT TIME !!!!!

    2 years agoby @Bill-LouisFlag

  11. Upsmann44

    Its too early for Unicron. They would have to go ahead like 15 years so Sam(Spike) and Carly could have their son Daniel and then they could bring in Hot Rod. And then they could make the story somewhat similar to the original. Also Bay has always said he would not put the Dinobots in his movies, so I'm pretty sure that this is a fake. And another thing I know he will have to bring Galvatron into the next one so I think they should take the parts of Megatron and combine them with the parts of Sentinal Prime, I think they could make him look really cool.

    2 years agoby @upsmann44Flag

  12. Stallone Jackson

    If Mbay doesn't include Unicron im giving up on him. He screwed up big time making the ferrai a french dude -_-.

    2 years agoby @Stallone-JacksonFlag

  13. Roberto Mata

    They said that two movies ago, I'm not really liking the news for this movie so far, except for Mark Wahlberg...

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  14. Kevin Quiveors

    If it includes Unicron and Galvatron I'm ALL IN!!! I REALLY hope that this this rumor is true! If so, it's gonna be REALLY expensive to make, but it'll be worth every dollar!

    2 years agoby @Kevin-QuiveorsFlag

  15. ejk1

    Whatever. It's not like we should be expecting anything grandiose in terms of storytelling at this point.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. MovieManiac

    Never really was fan of the television series but i'll check this out to see if they can pull off the look of a Transformer that is the size of a planet. Sounds cool. Otherwise i am not excited for the movie but i am curious.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  17. ROFLitschristian

    F*CK! I have no intentions on seeing this film... but it's Unicron... Damn you, Bay.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  18. LuxoIII

    @skywise Which is what should have happened 2 movies ago!

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  19. LuxoIII

    Sounds like they're doing what they should have done in the 3rd!

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  20. JMP

    Finally Michael Bay

    2 years agoby @jmpFlag

  21. T.Clark

    They're only up to page 70...so time to start filming ALL the action scenes!! Right?!

    2 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  22. Sean

    Unicron in Transformers 4? That is going to be pretty awesome to see on screen in a Transformers movie!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. TheDude1

    Unicron has to be the villain or the movie will be pointless. Which probably means he won't be in the movie.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  24. skywise

    Galvatron IS Megatron! The two are not seperate entities. One is an upgraded verstion of the other.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  25. Scruffnutz89

    the only good thing i see about this is that one word towards the end...... DINOBOTS!!!! nuff said!!

    2 years agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  26. John M

    @bawnian-dexeus: That is cool. I wish they would have released the Generation 1 version back when I was growing up. I would have gotten it right away.

    You can see all the different Unicron toys that were developed here. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Unicron/toys and here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicron. That also goes for those who want to learn more about the character.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @john-m Guess it would be the Armada one

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. John M

    @bawnian-dexeus: What generation of toy was it, because I just looked it up. The Generation 1 toy was never released as was The Beast Wars one. The first Unicron toy to be released was the Armada toy line in 2003.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @john-m Could work if they use a life size model and stop motion animation. Polish it with CGI to cut costs. I'm no expert of the process, but could help with budget

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  30. John M

    Now as for putting Unicron in next Transformers. I don't think Bay or Paramount can pull this off or make it believable. Unicron is much larger then Galactus, and Fox didn't even try to put the character in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. To pull this off you'd need the best CGI and special effects companies out there and I'd say a budget over 300 million and even then it might not be believable. It worked in the animated film, because it was animated. I don't know how Bay or Paramount would be able to pull this off, and I don't think it's a good idea.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

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