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Michael Bay Says Transformers 4 Will Be No Reboot

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/22/2012

Michael BayA Transformers Reboot — To be or not to be? There have been a lot of  rumors swirling around Transformers 4. I think we all know Shia Labeouf won’t be back for a fourth installment. Unless, he is offered $20 million dollars to return as Disney did with Johnny Depp. But Johnny Deep is Pirates of the Caribbean, Shia isn’t necessarily Transformers. Yes, his character is important, but he can be replaced, right?


Well that’s the question that has prompted people to say Transformers 4 will be a reboot. Well, Michael Bay is saying, “Hold the Phone.”


“It’s not a reboot,” he says. “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,” he continues. “It all still counts. I met with the writer (Ehren Kruger) 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.”


When asked about the film spending more time in space, Michael Bay said, “I think so, yeah, a little,” he said, when asked whether space was where the story will be set. “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.” Transformers 4 will open in the US on 27 June 2014.


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