'Transformers 4' Tentatively Titled 'Transformers 4'
Why does this film exist?
By Corwin Neuse Sep 13, 2012 9:11PM
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" made over a billion dollars worldwide, yet was considered somewhat of a disappointment by its corporate overlords at Hasbro. Why? Apparently—although it was an arguably decent movie, stuffed to the proverbial gills with slick 3D visuals, vast explosion-y explosions, and a blaring Linkin Park soundtrack—it failed to sell a lot of plastic Optimus Primes. And lest we forget, selling toys is, after all, Hasbro's raison d'être.
Meanwhile, did it ever occur to Hasbro that the 12-18 year-old boys who like 3D explosions and Linkin Park are, perhaps, too old to play with Transformers? Maybe not. Either way, their oversight means we shall now all be subjected to "Transformers 4," which will focus on an entirely new set of characters. (Because new characters=new toys.)
According to Coming Soon, producers have settled on the tentative, rather unimaginative title of "Transformers 4" for the film, and have produced the above, albeit temporary logo. Director Michael Bay will be back, but beyond that, it would seem foolish to expect any other similarities with the previous installments in the franchise.