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'Transformers 4' Coming In Summer 2014!

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee certain to return

By Corwin Neuse Feb 13, 2012 9:02PM
In an exclusive, earth-shattering interview with MTV News, "Transformers" producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura revealed that he and Michael Bay will be "rebooting" the venerable shape-shifting cars franchise with their next installment, tentatively due to bow in the summer of 2014!

Why are they rebooting it? Because that's (apparently) what you do when you run out of ideas. Duh. What will they do differently? Well, hopefully they'll pick different historical landmarks/UNESCO world heritage sites to destroy, and the cast might skew a little more international in an attempt to reach a broader audience. How's that possible, you say? Hey, the last movie only earned, er, slightly more than $1 billion worldwide. "Avatar" earned more than $2 billion. There's always room for improvement.

Anyway, who amongst the original cast will return? Those decisions can only come in time, after the filmmaking team hammers out the little things, like the story. According to the playfully coy Di Bonaventura, however, at this point only Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are certainties.

Will Shia Labeouf freak out and punch something if and when he finds out Sam Witwicky isn't the main character? Could the hybrid reboot/sequel/prequel somehow center around John Turturro's Agent Simmons instead? Or could the film dispense with the human characters entirely, and just focus on the giant smashy robots smashing things? Oooh! Car robot smash smash smash! Also, am I too late to get a blurb on "Transformers: Dark of the Moon's" DVD cover? Because it was definitely "awesome," and "by far the best movie ever made... about giant alien robots." In a similar vein, I would describe it as "not a total piece of garbage!" and "absolutely worth my $15!"

Come on, Paramount publicity, can I get a blurb?



Feb 14, 2012 10:49PM
The last one was ok, too long and drawn out.  Megan Fox although she wasn't the main character was better than that annoying actress who played Sam's girlfriend in the 3rd one.  Bring her back if you want more ratings.
Feb 14, 2012 8:20PM
Shelve Transformer, bring on Voltron! 

Feb 14, 2012 5:29PM
just dump the new girl bring back ms. Fox
Feb 14, 2012 8:22PM
How about making Unicron finally and maybe the Quintessons and stop adding "new" transformers and stick with the ones from the cartoons and toyline, not make up new ones like Skids and Mudflap and making Jetfire a prime...
Feb 14, 2012 4:26PM

A reboot will fail at the box office.  it's too soon for that by 2014.

it's not like the first trilogy was that bad if you judge it by a cartoon and reality.

I thought the first one was done rather well and the story was basic and right from one of the old cartoons, and the transformers themselfs were done very very good,even by voice. it was funny and serious, and had nice battles and the marines were kickass too. i saw nothing wrong with transformers part one.

good entertainment. bumble bee was way cool...


part 2 of course sucked bad but had a few good moments.


part 3 again was way better then part 2, not one, and did a good job once again.


i see no reason for a re-boot, when it was done very well already on how and why they came to earth..  thats done... the 3 movies are done, so why not just make another sequel instead.. a re-boot will only piss off fans and insult anyone else, and what if you make it worse?


if anything it should be 1o years later and all is well on earth and same has moved on and gotten married and parted ways with his old freiend bumbleBee

who now lives with his companion autobots in a secret desert location and monitor earth and anything that comes close to it... all has been well for 10 years, until now... something is coming towards earth, maybe a ship full of deceptacons, bad guys, an army lead by a new villian and maybe star scream, if he still lives, who went and found new allies to come seek revenge and take over earth once again and they bring a new weapon with them,something they went and found, maybe from one of the cartoons, a device which makes the autobots turn bad and go against each other and the people of earth.


so earth has no choice but to destory the bad guys and the good guys.


that would make a nice sequel right there..

i think people have had enough of megatron anyways...


Therre are so many old school transformer cartooin stories out there that would make for a nice movie, if they bother to watch them. not the new cartoon but the older version, which is ten times better...  old school.


there is one episode where they do make some of the autobots trun bad for a while and fight each other...

Thats what i would do next.. it's just a movie about transforming robots, what type of  story do you want, yentle?  the green mile? it basicly has to be the same.

good guys.. bad guys... bad things happen and good guys need to make it un happen and win in the end.. for the most part, or lose and come back with a sequel and win... or lose... it's basic stuff and we wanna see it because we like the robots and the destruction and the funny stuff they add in..

the characters are set already and perfect the way they are, voice and all..


why re-boot it so soon is a BNAD BAD BAD IDEA!!!!!

waste of time and money.


just make a sequel, and do it right and make a killer trailer which will show them it is right.....  yee have little faith when they did a great job already on the first 3 films already, number 2 being the weakest and we all know why....


so don't make the same mistakes twice.. learn from them.

i won't go see any re-boot.. i'll wait and buy it for 10 bucks, used at my local music and cd shop... many will.

Feb 14, 2012 6:06PM
I think it's too soon for a reboot. That's a horrible idea. I really liked these movies, (didn't like how part 3 ended so abruptly.) I really like the idea of them advancing the story 10 years with Sam moving on and so forth, I would add to just completely do away with Megan Fox and the twit they had in the 3rd movie. Both of them look nice, but can't act they're way out of a wet paperbag. I think it would be pretty cool if in this 4th movie, if like Soundwave finds the remains of Megatron, he somehow retrieves them, and using his advanced satellite capabilites, finds Unicron and has him turn Megatron into Galvatron. Then move the story on from there with the whole Unicron storyline and Galvatron taking back the Decepticons from Starscream. C'mon Bay-man, not everything needs to be blown up. There's so many great storylines for Transformers. At the end of the 4th movie, have Galvatron kill Optimus. Have it end on a downer, ala Empire Strikes Back, and that could setup the 5th movie for the whole Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime storyline. Maybe Michael Bay should read these comments, there seems to be some very good ideas for at least 3 more flicks! And I think it's clear that EVERYONE who knows the Transformers ..... wants UNICRON!!!
Feb 14, 2012 7:18PM
I didn't like the last one. That skinny girl with pink lipstick was so annoying.
Feb 14, 2012 4:54PM
I liked the first and second. I did not care too much for the girl in the third. I think that if they do not use Shia Labeouf then don't use  Sam Witwicky at all. I hate when they use the same character but a different actor. Just kills a movie for me.
Feb 14, 2012 6:20PM
The only good thing about these movies was Megan Foxes a$$.
Feb 14, 2012 10:54PM
I'd like to see someone turn Star Blazers into a movie and possible sequels.
Feb 14, 2012 6:34PM
Was Sam Witwicky EVER the main character?
Feb 15, 2012 12:26PM
the last girl was annoying. bring back fox and shia
Feb 14, 2012 5:25PM
If they want to do another movie great, more power to them. I think thet should do the Unicron story and change Megatron to Galvatron. Introduce Ultra Magnus and have Prime transfer the Matrix to Hot Rob to become Rodimus Prime. Basically an updated version of the 86' movie.
Feb 15, 2012 11:11AM
If they don't have Shia and Megan they might as well forget it.  I hate movies that draw you in and you like the characters and then they completely change who is in the movie.  Why do you think it made 1 billion, because people liked the characters.
They should focus on something purely unique and original. The backstory of Unicron and Cybertron Primus would be amazing if it was done RIGHT. The problem with Transformers is that they focus too much time on zooming in on the asses of some random chick. Sure, they are attractive, but they can't act and they don't assist the story. I'd rather see some ugly chick onscreen if she could act and her character served a purpose.
Feb 14, 2012 6:28PM
Well, seen Michael Bay is doing this one too.  Think I'll pass on watching the next one.  Michael Bay slaughtered the franchise.  Hey, these robots are good guys lets make them normal.  Okay these robots don't agree with the other robots let make them drool.  WTF,  get someone else, Michael bay sucks.  Especially when he said he would never do dino bots because HE hated them.  I'll save my 13 bucks and have a nice dinner instead.
Feb 14, 2012 7:17PM
In Hollywood: Reboot = There is still milk in that thar cow! Got to milk that monkey some more!

I am absolutely certain that Michael Bay will find new ways to cover up a great idea with a great franchise with subpar visuals, horrendous acting, epic fail plot and big explosions. Heck, Bay even messed up trying to integrate the cartoon to the big screen: Sam's dad was a construction foreman, Sam wanted or was studying science at a college and he eventually finds a lady scientist. They get married and have a kid.

The three movies in general were not totally bad, but Bay did a great job botching a great idea. I am sure he will go to great lengths to make a bad idea worse with this 'reboot'...

Michael Bay is proof that you shouldn't say "It can't get any worse" because he will prove you wrong!

Feb 14, 2012 5:06PM
Hate to say it, but part III was good, EXCEPT for Sam's squeeze. I did not like Ms Fox's replacement, it's just not the same without her, and her character's knowledge of cars coincides with the fact that the Transformers are autobots. Too bad her mouth moved before her brain did......10 years later sounds good: Sam's married, has a toddler with Bumblebee as "nanny", create new decepticons as a third order coming to earth to destroy it, and have Optimus and Megatron work together for a minute as brothers, to save the earth. Of course, Sam will find a secret code hidden by his grandfather regarding the third race of robots, and help to destroy them.........O.K. Mr. Bay, I got the juices flowing, make it happen.......
Feb 14, 2012 8:15PM

Well the question is, will it be a reboot or a sequel/prequel?  It cannot be both.  A reboot is a film that takes the story and basically says, everything that came before it, everything you knew about the characters, everything that has been laid down in film up to this point, did not happen (hence my huge disdain for that Spiderman reboot that looks like its going to be dated the second its released). 


Truly rebooting the franchise would be stupid.  Progressing the story without the current characters (like Sam) would be fine.  Doing a prequel would be hard unless its based solely on Cybertron or deals with that aspect.  I mean, seriously, can you really bring the transformers to earth and have them interacting with the human population and then say, oh yea, this is a sequel, we just forgot to mention all this in the first film? 

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