Michael Bay swears Transformers 4 will be his last, for real this time. Yes, he said that after every movie, but this time he means it.
Bay has also said this film will be a bit of a reset for the franchise. There will be a new cast and even new robot designs.
The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex spoke to Bay a bout what exactly we can expect and, while not giving away any real plot details, he did have a few things to say:
“It’s kind of daunting and scary — you want to try to keep it going, to match what’s come before. We’ve accomplished a lot [with the first three films] but that doesn’t mean you get anything handed to you or that you’ve got everything figured out.
“It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word. I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts. I met with the writer before I went off to do ‘Pain and Gain’ and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He’s been thinking about stuff and now we’re getting back together next week to see what we’ve got and to see if it gels.”
What about taking the action away from Earth?
“That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.”
Personally, I would prefer he “go too sci-fi”. I’d rather see a movie with no humans and better robot characters.
SOURCE: L.A. Times