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'Transformers 4' Set 4 Years After 'Dark Of The Moon,' Michael Bay Responds To Shia LaBeouf's Comments About The Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 10:18 AM
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With Michael Bay confirming last week that he bagged his "Pain And Gain" star Mark Wahlberg for "Transfomers 4: Hasbro Christmas," what is the first press outlet he talks to? Uh, TMZ. That's right, the blockbuster director was shoehorned between stories about Don Lemon's lame Twitter feud with Jonah Hill and allegations against Cee-Lo Green to talk about his next movie, and revealed a small bit about where the next installment will go and what he thinks of his former leading man, Shia LaBeouf.

Michael Bay Confirms Mark Wahlberg For 'Transformers 4'; Reveals New Logo

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2012 9:49 PM
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First Michael Bay said his "Pain And Gain" star Mark Wahlberg would be in "Transformers 4," then he said, well, no, but we'll work together on a "different project" and then yesterday is sounded like Marky Mark was back in the fold. So we suppose it's no major shocker here. After what evidently seems like a fruitful collaboration on Bay's upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Wahlberg has been set for the lead of his sorta-rebooted "Transformers 4."

Michael Bay Says "Internet Chatter" Helping Him With Story Ideas For 'Transformers 4,' Mark Wahlberg Back In?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 1:42 PM
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In a world where "Twilight" fan fiction becomes "Fifty Shades Of Grey" which in turn had Hollywood all hot and bothered to pick up the rights, we suppose we shouldn't be surprised. But using geek ideas to help brainstorm an upcoming tentpole doesn't sound like a good idea. But then again, when it comes to "Transformers 4," the franchise kind of has nowhere else to go but up at this point.

Michael Bay Doesn't Want Mark Wahlberg For 'Transformers 4,' But For A Different Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 7:32 PM
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Just a couple of days ago, it was revealed that Hasbro posted their latest sales records, and earnings were down compared to last year. The culprit? Sales of "Transformers" toys had declined among other things. And while a new movie guarantees an uptick in toy sales, it's also about getting that core audience to care with an effort that will also appeal to those who may not know their Autobots from Decepticons. And while the first three movies in the franchise were massively successful, each making more than the last, it appears that Michael Bay and co. what to take their game even higher, courting a bonafide star to possibly lead the next installment.

Rumor Of The Day: Will 'Transformers 4' Feature A Female Lead?

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 18, 2012 1:22 PM
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The word on the fourth installment of the mega-grossing (and thunderously dull) “Transformers” series has been slow. We do know it won’t be a reboot; franchise leading man Shia LaBeouf won’t be back to do battle with the Decepticons; and this will be director Michael Bay’s last outing with the Autobots (Isn’t that what he said last time?). While Bay is wrapping up post-production on his robot-less crime flick “Pain & Gain” with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, rumors suggest casting is already underway on his final installment in the franchise – and it isn’t exactly in the LaBeouf mold.

Transformers-Gate: Michael Bay Shoots Back At Hugo Weaving's Disses On The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 18, 2012 12:33 PM
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Bitching about the vapidity of tentpoles it the new black. "The Dark Knight Rises" cinematographer Wally Pfister recently disparaged the shooting clumsiness of "The Avengers" in a new interview, Paul Bettany admitted that he's never bothered to watch any of the "Iron Man" movies he's in (he plays the robot voice of Tony Stark's digital butler Jarvis) and finally, Australian actor Hugo Weaving recently said he's not very keen on returning to Marvel's "Captain America" franchise (he plays the Red Skull villain).

Michael Bay Explains Why He Keeps Coming Back To The 'Transformers' Franchise

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 24, 2012 9:44 AM
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Despite telling everyone that he was, in no uncertain terms, done with the “Transformers” franchise after 2011’s “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,” Victoria’s Secret model connoisseur Michael Bay -- to the surprise of no one -- signed up for a fourth film. In an interview with the Huffington Post, the fireball aficionado explains why he returned to the franchise.

Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Won't Be A Reboot, Will Be Cheaper & May Go Into Space

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 21, 2012 7:33 PM
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What's in store for Michael Bay and "Transformers 4"? Well, the filmmaker did try to unsuccessfully escape from the franchise several times -- he tried to make "Pain And Gain," the movie he already wrapped this summer, in between his "Transformers" films, ala Nolan and his "Batman" movies -- but that never panned out.

Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Is His Last Film In The Series & Sets It Up "For The Next Guy" To Take Over

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:12 PM
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They say death and taxes are the only two things are certain in life, but it seems you can toss "Transformers" movies into the mix. Quality of the movies aside, the series has been a financial juggernaut, bringing in over $2.6 billion worldwide at the box office and that's not even counting the various marketing tie-ins and god knows what else that have boosted the bottom line. And it's not a big shock that Paramount want to keep the good times rolling transforming. They already bagged Michael Bay to return -- again -- to make explosions and it seems they're already planning for a future beyond.

Things You Already Know: Shia LaBeouf Not Coming Back For 4th 'Transformers' Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 26, 2012 11:35 AM
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Paramount president Adam Goodman: the interview that keeps on giving. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the Paramount chief in the May 4th issue of their magazine, and the good man revealed something you're likely already aware of: Shia LaBeouf is not coming back to Micheal Bay's "Transformers" franchise and whatever "Transformers 4" will turn into (a sorta-reboot, a sequel, prequel, Tyrese franchise, whatever).

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