Michael Bay Hints That TRANSFORMERS 4 Will Continue On From The Last Movie

Michael Bay Hints That TRANSFORMERS 4 Will Continue On From The Last Movie

Previous reports suggested that the fourth Transformers flick would reboot the franchise and feature an entirely new cast of humans and robots, but the man responsible for inflicting upon bringing us the first 3 seems to contradict that..

We all read Michael Bay's statement from a while back, which stated that the third entry in the Transformers franchise - "Dark Of The Moon" - would be his last. Well, it won't be. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the director explains his reasons for returning. It has to do with a them-park ride or something..

"I thought I was done, then the ride came out and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you're thinking, 'Oh my God, someone's going to take this over?' And you start doing a lot of soul-searching… I'm thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing and we change a lot of things, but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on -- it would have a better chance for survival, I guess… The bottom line is, when you go to Universal Studios and you have the two-and-a-half-hour line, it's hard to give it up. You birth a baby and you want to carry it on."

After saying that this fourth movie would "probably" be his last one, he reveals that those previous rumors of a whole new start for the franchise may well have been bogus, as he talks a little about the direction the screenplay is going - "We're basically taking from the history of where it was, or where we left it in Chicago, and we're going to carry it on from there." Doesn't sound much like a reboot to me. But it remains unlikely (at least from what we've heard) that any of the old cast members will return, so it seems as if we will get SOME type of new beginning.

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PaulRom - 9/21/2012, 11:51 AM
Sounds like they're going the same direction as they're going with GI Joe 2. Have it be a direct sequel, but focus more on new characters.
0ptimusCrime - 9/21/2012, 11:52 AM
Hope its Transformers this time! And not TranSamWitwicky
NerdyGeek - 9/21/2012, 11:54 AM
shit movie, shit director
HRDWYR - 9/21/2012, 11:58 AM
BTW, that ride IS NOT worth the FRIK'N wait in line.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 9/21/2012, 12:00 PM
So he's saying he birthed the Trasformers?
darkjoker1 - 9/21/2012, 12:00 PM
-_- why? just why for a new transformers movie..michael bay is one of the worst directors right next to uwe boll....
JayHova - 9/21/2012, 12:06 PM
If he ends up doing this, I hope he refreshes the franchise by setting it in th future n call it. TRANSFORMERS: Beast Wars!!!
Brady1138 - 9/21/2012, 12:11 PM
I've got the perfect ending: all of the bots are fighting in one city, a nuclear bomb is dropped on the city, and all the bots are completely wiped out, so there's no WAY they can continue this without a non-Bay reboot.
CaptainObvious - 9/21/2012, 12:12 PM
Stop contradicting yourself, Bay. Your flip-flopping makes Mitt Romney look jealous. What's worse is that the reason he's coming back is because he was inspired by a theme park ride. Unlike most directors who return for sequels because they feel they have another story to tell.
CapistheMan - 9/21/2012, 12:13 PM
Basically he saw the two-and-a-half hour line and realized, "Holy s**t! This is a money making machine! why the f**k am I giving this up?!"

Greedy childhood rapist.
Mysterion - 9/21/2012, 12:16 PM
I saw 3 last on netflix and I must say it is pretty badass.

Transformers 1-3 with humans and people screams "Too many humans", but then if they go with a robots only Transformers people will bitch and scream "where is the human element?"...there is no middle ground.
Otter2269 - 9/21/2012, 12:22 PM
Transformers 1 & 3 were great. I'm not sure I'm looking forward to a 4 unless it were a reboot. T3 pretty much wrapped things up.
StrangerX - 9/21/2012, 12:23 PM
I did like that model chick from the last one.
MassNerder - 9/21/2012, 12:26 PM
How the heck did he "birth" the transformers? He births me having smelly poops.
BackwardGalaxy - 9/21/2012, 12:27 PM
The bottom line is when they agree to greenlight the movie you really want to make and also drop a mother ton of money in your driveway, it's hard to say no.
Optimus83 - 9/21/2012, 12:28 PM




Rothwilder - 9/21/2012, 12:30 PM
From a guilty pleasure standpoint....3 was amazing. Hour long fight scene at the end. Awesome.
Gigacrusher45 - 9/21/2012, 12:31 PM
I'd rather him do another Transformers then spend anytime molesting the Ninja Turtles.
Ha1frican - 9/21/2012, 12:34 PM
"I realized lol MONAAYYYY" <---- Translation
Ha1frican - 9/21/2012, 12:35 PM
I really loved the first one but 2 and 3 are just insulting to sentient life. bay seems to have some sort of hatred or poor view of both his characters and his audience
StealthPWNAGE - 9/21/2012, 12:40 PM
"Soul Searching"? More like Wallet Searching! :p
DeadPoolLax - 9/21/2012, 12:43 PM
Bring on Unicron and Galvatron!!!
polarkyle - 9/21/2012, 12:46 PM
just do a prequel set in cybertron that explains the origins of the characters.
Asterisk - 9/21/2012, 12:50 PM
[frick] YOU BAY! [frick] YOU UP YOUR STUPID ASS!
DioFoRio - 9/21/2012, 12:52 PM
"The bottom line is, when you go to Universal Studios and you have the two-and-a-half-hour line, it's hard to give it up. You birth a baby and you want to carry it on."

And sometimes Mr. Bay ,that baby is a burden 3x's over and you just have to cut your losses and dump that thing in a dumpster(Not meant to offend any dumpster babies that may frequent this site.)
GodzillaKart - 9/21/2012, 12:58 PM
First, in regards to this article, who cares?

Secondly, I had avoided "Battleship" because of the bad reviews, but just got around to watching it. Yes, it is a big, loud, dumb movie. However, it is a far better big, loud, dumb movie than any of the Transformers films.

Actually had a lot of fun watching. Perfect movie when nursing a monumental hangover.
Kaziganthi - 9/21/2012, 1:21 PM
He says in that same interview that Peter Cullen will be back as the voice of Optimus Prime so we know at least one character will be back, albeit a non-human one. (don't know why they would try to continue without the main Autobot anyway!)
Mothchild - 9/21/2012, 1:22 PM
Equinox - good point
valeriesghost - 9/21/2012, 1:25 PM
Galvatron/ the death of Optimus and the begining of Rodimus Prime seem to me to be the logic choice. The key word being logical. So it probably won't happen.

Maia87 - 9/21/2012, 1:30 PM
Shia is too old to play a 18 years old guy. He's a man now.

Turtlestrong - 9/21/2012, 1:41 PM
I definately think the third movie redeemed the trilogy as a whole. And I could get how maybe after the success of the third one, he started to think that while he was wanting to be done, that maybe he didn't leave room for another one to pick up without having to establish so much first.

So I would assume the fourth one will help establish a new trilogy to be had, giving us a grand total of 6 or 7 movies by time it runs it's course.
TheAbomination - 9/21/2012, 1:45 PM
Michael Bay can eat shit and die for all i care...
Lert - 9/21/2012, 2:06 PM
does this mean I have to see the last one before i see the next one?... DAMNIT!
BatSpawn - 9/21/2012, 2:13 PM
God I love Micheal Bay.
TheBeard - 9/21/2012, 2:33 PM
a prequel movie that shows the war on cybertron would be cool other than that [frick] bay
third3ye - 9/21/2012, 2:35 PM
If Bay sees Transformers as his child, then he must've dropped it on the head too many times.
Wingding - 9/21/2012, 2:36 PM
No way in FRICK am I seeing this movie. The second and third were horrible!
Supes17 - 9/21/2012, 2:37 PM
I know I will get butchered for this, but I loved the first one. The other two, uhm not so much
manymade1 - 9/21/2012, 2:48 PM
I love the "inflicted upon" in the headline.
CaptainCook42 - 9/21/2012, 3:00 PM
Someone. Anyone. Please destroy Michael Bay.
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