Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks TRANSFORMERS 4 Setting And Potential New Trilogy

The producer discusses Michael Bay's fourth Transformers movie, commenting on the possibility of it kicking off a new trilogy, revealing that not a single location from the last three films has been revisited, and much more.

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By Paul Romano - 2/4/2013


Speaking with MTV, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about the next Transformers movie from director Michael Bay, who calls it the first film of a brand new trilogy. When asked about the chances of more Transformers films from Bay, he expresses his hopes to see the helmer continue working on the series and that we'll definitely see more should audiences continue to come in. "Well, I can't speak for Michael. I hope he would. It would be great. But it's certainly something that, in our design of this, it's gonna be an ongoing story. And so, as long as the audience shows up for us, there's a lot of stories to be told." Additionally, he comments on the fourquel's new setting, which he says it's completely different from the last three movies despite being set in the same world. "There's a lot of new elements. I wouldn't say that we've completely changed this world, yet it's completely different. And there are new characters, new situations, I don't think we've revisited a single location. Michael has a really great way of approaching this." Bonaventura then refuses to discuss the possibility of some outer space action scenes ("I would never tell you that if it was true."), and also says that those who enjoyed the first three Transformers will certainly find things to like about this new installment, which begins shooting in May.



Transformers 4 stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. The film is set to hit theaters June 27th, 2014.









Source: MTV
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TheRaven20 - 2/4/2013, 11:43 AM
"I wouldn't say that we've completely changed this world, yet it's completely different."
So it's not competely not different. That makes sense... not
DrDoom - 2/4/2013, 11:55 AM
@TheRaven

I love when people cannot articulate themselves properly in interviews. It makes me wonder how they have jobs.
Paragon79 - 2/4/2013, 12:01 PM
I wanna see Nemesis Prime, and Galvatron in this. The first to were ok, nothing special, but I really enjoyed the third one.
ManofSteel23 - 2/4/2013, 12:02 PM
The whole series will be the same shit,robots fighting in a city over some universe crap to save the earth,Blegh
InfiniteMonkey - 2/4/2013, 12:22 PM
They will never get this right.
Its [frick]ed from the word go.
BboiBlack - 2/4/2013, 12:31 PM
"They will never get this right"
Each films keeps making more than the last and into the billions.
What is the definition of right. Fan Boys vs the Masses.

Pacific Rim is about to drop, it's not going to make any money or be a hit with the majority of the audience out there. Yet Fanboys will cry bloody murder if only the producers of Transformers would take a hint.
HavocPrime - 2/4/2013, 12:37 PM
So do we get a Transformer film soley based on the robots now?
NoAssemblyReqd - 2/4/2013, 12:37 PM
Let's face it: TRANSFORMERS is the TWILIGHT series for men. Crapfests which somehow pull in more money than they have any right to.
MB007 - 2/4/2013, 1:02 PM
I don't care what everybody says: i'm [frick]ing excited for this
CaptainObvious - 2/4/2013, 1:38 PM
"Bonaventura then refuses to discuss the possibility of some outer space action scenes..."

That will never happen because Bay wants to make sure there is an overabundance of jingoism.
DukeAcureds - 2/4/2013, 1:56 PM
Unicron better be a multiversal singularity, like the Fallen should've been. They owe it to the hardcore TF geeks, after assraping them for the last three movies.
DukeAcureds - 2/4/2013, 1:57 PM
fettastic@ Pinky was awesome. Loved it.
pro346 - 2/4/2013, 2:10 PM
@Jcameron people just don't won't to admit that what your saying is the truth! If it didn't have bays name on it people would love it!
DukeAcureds - 2/4/2013, 2:16 PM
Just out of curiousity, jCameron@, why do you have a Whedon/Hulk avatar, if you're tolling for Marvelites?
DukeAcureds - 2/4/2013, 2:18 PM
pro346@ Because Bay would not have been involved and it would not have sucked. Y'kno.. they aren't just tags, they mean that these people had an artistic hand in the film, in whatever capacity is stated in th credits. You know that, right? Having said that, Mystery Men was okay, and Bay was in that. And Bad Boys was aii'iight.
CaptainObvious - 2/4/2013, 2:19 PM
@pro346- How does that make sense? People go see Bay's movie regardless of how awful a filmmaker he is. A certain director's name alone does not dictate the quality of the film. If The Avengers was terrible, I wouldn't care if Whedon worked on the film because the movie would still have been terrible.
Ghaleonausa - 2/4/2013, 2:36 PM
@kamenrider where you find that cgi of Rodamus and gavatron? never seen that before
Ghaleonausa - 2/4/2013, 2:41 PM
and bay's name has nothing to do with the three transformer movies being Bad, Bay making the movies is why they are bad
Ghaleonausa - 2/4/2013, 2:42 PM
@kamenrider, thanks
RPD - 2/4/2013, 2:47 PM
@ jcam and pro No, I wouldn't. I have no problem with Bay's movies, especially the Bad Boys films (love those), but He screwed up transformers. Half the Autobots and nearly all the Decepticons are unrecognizable, and Bumblebee is just wrong. It's not even the fact that he's not a Beetle, he shouldn't be a muscle car. Had those movies been called "Transforming Robots" that would be alright, but as Transformers films they are mediocre, at best...
DukeAcureds - 2/4/2013, 2:48 PM
jCameron@ Ah, yes. So it is. My bad.
RPD - 2/4/2013, 2:58 PM
@jCam It depends on the material, if you're talking to me, and how much they change. I never read The Avengers so I don't know how accurate the movie is, but I know a shit-load about the Transformers...
RPD - 2/4/2013, 3:12 PM
@jCam I do love The Avengers. The movie is awesome and I'm reading the Marvel Now titles, too. I'm even reading some of the old solo stuff, like Brubaker's Captain America run. Point is, on the Michael Bay thing, I think people wouldn't be so tough on him if Transformers was more like the cartoon and comics, not just his vision of what they should be. Creative license is one thing, but when you stray that far from the source in so many areas fans are bound to give him grief about it...
Pooh - 2/4/2013, 3:38 PM
@Gusto, Great photos dude. Loved 'Weird Science'.

Interesting article about Transformers here:
Lovers vs. Haters: The Transformers Movie (Common Arguments)
Pooh - 2/4/2013, 3:39 PM
kemuael - 2/4/2013, 3:57 PM
Cant wait this movie is going to be awesome.

Michael Bay your Awesome!!!

Pox - 2/4/2013, 4:55 PM
I'll start caring about this when they start naming what bots are going to be in it.
marvelstudios - 2/4/2013, 5:46 PM
I don't fkn get this. Is it a reboot or a sequel????

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