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Michael Bay Confirmed To Direct 'Transformers 4,' Set For June 29, 2014 Release Date; Will It Be A Full Reboot?

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 13, 2012 at 10:00PM

Well, that didn't take long. Mere hours after producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed "Transformers 4" was coming, it seems a director and release date is all wrapped up and ready to go.
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Michael Bay

Well, that didn't take long. Mere hours after producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed "Transformers 4" was coming, it seems a director and release date is all wrapped up and ready to go.

It seems Paramount has delivered a dump truck full of cash and some more Victoria's Secret models as Michael Bay has hit his official blog (via RopeOfSilicon) to announce: "I have just concluded a deal with Paramount to do two movies, but it won't be two 'Transformers.' I will first do 'Pain & Gain' with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29, 2014." Boo ya. While we're glad that Bay is at least getting something radically different done in the interim with his smaller scale crime flick, the thought of him returning to make robots beat the shit out of each other kind of bores us to tears. Say what you will about Bay, but he makes shit explode better than anyone else, we're just kind of done with him doing it with metallic toys.

Anyway, with Shia LaBeouf not returning to the franchise, Bonaventura chatted with MTV and suggested the franchise may be starting fresh. "I think we really are going to do a reboot there. [But] what that's going to be, we don't even know yet… We've got to get a story first. It's a hybrid because there's still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast. Whether there's anybody from the first cast, we don't even know yet," he said. "But it's going to be a whole new story. But the characters that would certainly come along would be Optimus and Bumblebee, I'm sure."

Earlier today, the producer said "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" was the template they were going for, which likely means some connection to the previous trilogy but likely a whole new cast of characters to tell the tale. Either way, this project is now moving full steam ahead, so prepare your fucking eyeballs. "Pain & Gain" goes in front of cameras in April and after that, Bay will get out some bigger dynamite to make robots go boom.

 
I will first do 'Pain & Gain' with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
 
Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29, 2014.

This article is related to: Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay


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