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Bay Confirms Transformers 4 Date

Transformers 4 set for Summer 2014.

By Jarrod Sarafin     February 14, 2012
Source: Michael Bay, IMDB


Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay on the set of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
© DW Studios L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation

When Transformers: Dark of the Moon grabbed an amazing $1.123 billion dollars in worldwide revenue last summer, it seemed pretty clear that we would be a sequel greenlit out of Paramount Pictures. Sure enough, Hasbro executives confirmed as much to investors late last year on a conference call, indicating that all parties involved were moving forward in development of more Transformers films. The only question was whether Michael Bay would return and that all came down to timing. Bay has been clear in past quotes that he wanted a break from the franchise and wanted to do Pain and Gain before he even thought of going back into the robotic franchise. It seems those wishes have come true. Bay will be doing both.

A day after producer producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura told the media that Paramount has set aside a June 29, 2014 release date for a fourth Transformers adventure, Bay has confirmed that he's on board the project after he wraps up Pain and Gain. Here's what he had to say at his official website.

There has been a lot of speculation about what I'm going to do next and when or if I will do another Transformers. So let me set the record straight.

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.

-Michael Bay

The quote comes right after producer Bonaventura told the media that the next installment would have a few characters from the previous installment would take a different approach to the overall story without having to be called a reboot.

"Michael had a debate because he sort of felt at first that he'd done three. Michael and I are both the same in that we always like to top ourselves. That doesn't necessarily mean bigger. It can be bigger in places, it just means different, but we're going to push really hard as fresh and new as we can be. Again, we're going to try to do a hybrid there where there will be some characters that come forward--we think, we're still in the process of figuring it out--and some characters that don't, but it will definitely be a different story."

Transformers 4 rides into theaters June 29, 2014.

Thanks to Chopsaki and wish for the submission.

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Wiseguy 2/14/2012 8:33:20 AM

Ha, let the haterade begin

Well I for one will be looking forward to this and see how they approach this. I assume it'll be somewhat like GI Joe 2, not a reboot but trying to distance themselves a bit from the previous film and going in a new direction, getting rid of some characters and bringing in new ones.

Bring it Bay bring it. I can't wait for some more giant robot mayhem and explosions :)

violator14 2/14/2012 8:49:59 AM

oh brother....it's too early in the day to start bashing Bay's Transformers right now...

hfc7036 2/14/2012 8:53:01 AM

 Interesting.  At least there's a three year gap.  I'm guessing that it will actually be four or five years before we see Transformers again.  Bay did a pretty damned good job with these movies.  He definitely needs a break though.  We'll see how he feels after this Pain and Gain movie.  Good luck!

tallman 2/14/2012 8:54:39 AM

 As I've said many many times before, I love these films. I'll be there opening night to just go in much some popcorn, have a hot dog and the biggest coke I can carry, and enjoy the explosions and slow mo fighting! Bay is the best man for this franchise and long may he continue. Yeh Wise, well said you know what will come now.....

Characters they should have.

Jokes they shouldn't have.

How the robots should look.

Human characters they shouldn't have.

The list will go on and and on.

xJokersxWildx 2/14/2012 9:39:21 AM

YESSSSSSSSSS MICHAEL BAY RULES LOL

SaintNiC 2/14/2012 9:46:52 AM

Loved these movies! If it's a real reboot, it'd be cool to see it from the beginning with the war on Cybertron and how it really started. I'm all for no humans. Even though Mom & Dad Witwicky were pretty funny.

therockdltj 2/14/2012 9:55:07 AM

hfc7036 it comes out in 2014 so how the fuck did you come up with the next movie coming out in 4-5 years?

jackwagon 2/14/2012 10:14:23 AM

No.

Just...no.

Please, no.

My God - NO.

But if my nightmare must come true, I would hope that Bay would finally decide to make the film about the robots this time, and have the humans be secondary characters.  I'm heartily sick about the Transformers being only present for the giant battle sequences and not needed for any other aspect of the films otherwise. 

xJokersxWildx 2/14/2012 10:24:46 AM

Insectacons .... with their crazy voices are needed for this one.

wish 2/14/2012 11:31:11 AM

Well, I've long been a Bay defender and I love all his films, but I was one of the many that was really excited about the 3rd one and was instead given a movie that was barely different from either of the first 2 and had the whiniest and bitchiest Shia so far!!  It may have killed at the turnstiles but it let me down and it's the only one I never bothered buying on blu ray and have yet to watch it again..........though I saw it twice in the theatre.  I had no problem with the robots or the Megan Fox replacement, but the Sam character was super lame, the Female government boss played by Francis McDormand was cliched and predictable with her power sentences and typical "barrier for the hero" stance.  Turturro is usually pretty awesome but I felt it was quite the stretch to include him, he just wasn't relevant anymore.  The only humans i liked were all the millitary dudes, but even they were a stretch to need to include. 

A power struggle between warring factions of sentient robots..........with humans and thier planet in the middle.................yup sounds exactly like the first 2..........

I am once again gonna put my faith in Bay and hope that he can deliver a film that is not only fresh for the franchise, but fresh for him!  I'd like nothing more than to see him blow everyone away (ignore the irony) by going way outside his normal realm of thinking............but that's quite the stretch too!!

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