Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay

Transformers News: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 2:55PM CDT

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Director Michael Bay has updated his official website with an update on his upcoming film "Pain & Gain", which includes a brief mention of Transformers 4. Take a look at his update below, the Transformers 4 info comes in the last paragraph.

Pain & Gain

Yes it's coming in April!

It's my $26 million dollar film that I've had for many years, finally I had a moment to shoot it, and it that was a blast! I filmed it in Miami. Pain & Gain is still in the cutting room.

But what I can say this film is a funny, twisted, true crime story. The people who have seen it say to me it's totally original in its style. But you guys will be the judges. One thing I do know is studios are now a days so shy to make these type of movies, but I know audiences love to still see them.

What I really like about the film are the quirky and rich characters. Why was it fun? Because, simply, my amazing cast. Marc Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie were a great trio together. But also working with Ed Harris, who I loved working with in The Rock. Also Tony Shalhoub, not only the greatest guy but an amazing actor. Rebel Wilson, Rob Cordry, Ken Jeoung, and Michael Rispoli round out the cast. And also a new find, Bar Paly.

But I must say Wahlberg and Johnson play totally fresh characters and that's why it's so fun to watch them on screen. The editing process is a bit slower on this one because I'm in the middle of launching my three TV shows and prepping Transformers 4–which is going in a total new direction and in a way to really broaden the franchise to give it lasting legs.
Credit(s): Michael Bay, TFanPage101/ToxicSmoke
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Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422157)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 20th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
"Lasting Legs"

Not if your in charge, chicken legs on robots? Were's the stability in that?
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422159)
Posted by Balgorra on September 20th, 2012 @ 3:52pm CDT
Transformers 4: Enter the Rock Lords
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422166)
Posted by TulioDude on September 20th, 2012 @ 4:24pm CDT
No solid info yet.Cant wait to hear more.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422173)
Posted by Bubbah on September 20th, 2012 @ 4:36pm CDT
Ya know, I like the Bay movies, for what they are... Transformer action flicks made by an idiot. They're entertaining if you go in with low expectations as to a story line, etc ...

But Mr. Bay, I'm sorry to say, YOU are the not reason Transformers will have "lasting legs"! This series was around over 20 years before you got a hold of it, and it will survive DESPITE you, long after you're gone.

The more that spews from this man's mouth, the more I can't stand him. Everything is my/I/me ... hell, he used it 3 or 4 times in one sentence alone talking about Pain & Gain. Ego-maniac.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422179)
Posted by redoutlander on September 20th, 2012 @ 4:49pm CDT
Well considering the rumors that Season 3 of prime might be the last season with the current characters and the new "Beast Hunters" brand I'd say it looks like a full force Beast wars revivial. I'm not all to sure what to expect. I do have a few younger friends (20s) who love that franchise.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422192)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 20th, 2012 @ 5:14pm CDT
they need to give it up
first movie was great it had that brought to life for the first time feel
second was somewhat okay but too much was going on
third little better story but did not totally follow the second
and now they want to go in a new direction if better designs and a true to comic story, sure
but i have a feeling that they will do to TF what they did to the Batman and robin and Batman forever movies
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422198)
Posted by dedcat on September 20th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
I hate you Michael Bay. I hate you so very, very much.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422215)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 20th, 2012 @ 6:12pm CDT
Coming from this guy that could mean anything, but it also probably means that I still won't like it.

Bubbah wrote:Ya know, I like the Bay movies, for what they are... Transformer action flicks made by an idiot.

Is he an idiot though? I can't stand the guy and I completely agree with what you said about how highly he seems to rate himself. I really don't like the live-action Transformers movies, and as I've gotten older and become more versed in the ways of the world, I've gone back and watched some other Michael Bay movies that I used to really enjoy and I've realised just how shallow they are. Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, Armageddon, Pearl Harbour. (OK, so I always knew Pearl Harbour was bad, but I know have a new appreciation of just how bad.) But you have to admit the guy knows how to make movies that appeal to the masses, and he does so with a scary efficiency. I've started to wonder who I should have the bigger problem with: Bay for (in my opinion) mocking a franchise I love to bits, or the popcorn munching masses that have provided the demand that he supplies.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422242)
Posted by ToxicSmoke on September 20th, 2012 @ 6:57pm CDT
Well it's great to see another shout out credited to me and my youtube channel TFanPage101, always a joy, I'll try to do my best to bring you more news first
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422258)
Posted by amtm on September 20th, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
[quote]What I really like about the film are the quirky and rich characters.[/quote]

"Rich" characters in a Michael Bay film? That's a good one.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422368)
Posted by highburn on September 21st, 2012 @ 12:59am CDT
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422157)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 20th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
"Lasting Legs"

Not if your in charge, chicken legs on robots? Were's the stability in that?


DAMN IT MAN...you beat me to it.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422664)
Posted by XDMan on September 21st, 2012 @ 4:01pm CDT
Pros: Cullen as Prime

Cons: When they said it was going to be G1 related, they lied, Soundwave was not like his first counterpart, BB lost his voice and they gave a little too much love for him, Megs w/o Frank (in the anmated prequel and in both TF1 and TF2 games, Welker got the role), Jazz died, Brawl and Bonecrusher are not what they actually were, characters like The Fallen, Barricade and the Twins instead of Cliffjumper, Ultra Magnus and others...you know the drill.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422667)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 21st, 2012 @ 4:10pm CDT
redoutlander wrote:Well considering the rumors that Season 3 of prime might be the last season with the current characters and the new "Beast Hunters" brand I'd say it looks like a full force Beast wars revivial. I'm not all to sure what to expect. I do have a few younger friends (20s) who love that franchise.


They said there would be a fourth season.

What? Beast Hunters is going to be part of the Aligned universe. In fact, it's Season 3 of Prime. It's not going to be a Beast Wars reboot.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422690)
Posted by redoutlander on September 21st, 2012 @ 5:05pm CDT
Oh I didn't know about season 4. all i heard is that Hasbro wants to change to a new cast of characters and that Beast Hunters would be next. Ether way I'll watch it and will probalby get most of the main figs.

I can't say the same for Bayformers 4; I didn't buy one DotM fig and i don't feel too bad about it. (though leader sentinal Prime is nice). And that's too bad considering I had most of the cast of TF2007 and RotF at one time.
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Posted by Bubbah on September 21st, 2012 @ 5:07pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Coming from this guy that could mean anything, but it also probably means that I still won't like it.

Bubbah wrote:Ya know, I like the Bay movies, for what they are... Transformer action flicks made by an idiot.

Is he an idiot though? I can't stand the guy and I completely agree with what you said about how highly he seems to rate himself. I really don't like the live-action Transformers movies, and as I've gotten older and become more versed in the ways of the world, I've gone back and watched some other Michael Bay movies that I used to really enjoy and I've realised just how shallow they are. Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, Armageddon, Pearl Harbour. (OK, so I always knew Pearl Harbour was bad, but I know have a new appreciation of just how bad.) But you have to admit the guy knows how to make movies that appeal to the masses, and he does so with a scary efficiency. I've started to wonder who I should have the bigger problem with: Bay for (in my opinion) mocking a franchise I love to bits, or the popcorn munching masses that have provided the demand that he supplies.

You're absolutely right, he's not an idiot. He is damn good as what he does, we just happen to dislike what he does haha. His movies are mind numbing action and sexual rides. He's sort of creating his own genre of movies, sadly enough. As for who to have the problem with, the general public doesn't realize what he's doing to the franchise, hell they think it's all based off a cartoon from the 80's. I would absolutely blame him for the mocking, not the people who go see it, because frankly they don't know better, which is sad.

Mr. Bay, I apologize, you're not an idiot ... You're a giant douche.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422704)
Posted by El Duque on September 21st, 2012 @ 5:49pm CDT
As director Michael Bay makes the rounds promoting his upcoming movie "Pain and Gain" more Transformers 4 details continue to emerge. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post Bay reveals why he decided to return to the franchise, and that Peter Cullen will be reprising his role as Optimus Prime! The Transformers 4 info can be found in the quotes below, the full interview can be found by clicking here.



[quote]Why do you want to do it? I was under the impression that you were done after "Transformers 3"?
I thought I was done. Then the ride came out [at Universal Studios Hollywood] and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you're thinking, Oh my God, someone's going to take this over. And you start doing a lot of soul-searching. Like, OK, I'm about to do a little movie, "Pain & Gain" ... and the studio says they want to restart the franchise. And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know? So I'm thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing, we change a lot of things -- but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on -- it would have a better chance for survival, I guess. You know?

Right.
So it was just one of those things. It's like, when you look what's going on in the film business with the franchise frenzy right now, why is Cameron doing two more "Avatar" movies? Why is Peter Jackson doing three more "Hobbit" movies that are in the same world as "Lord of the Rings"? When you have a franchise, it's very hard to give it up.[/quote]

[quote]Well, looking at how "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" did at the box office, it's obvious that people like these movies. So I can see your hesitation to give it up.
Well, no, you've got to do different things in life. But it doesn't matter. This is probably the last one.

So with the plot of "Transformers 4," it's not like the other three movies didn't happen? It's not a reboot?
No. We're basically taking from the history of where it was -- or where we left it in Chicago. And we're going to carry it on from there.

I spoke to Peter Cullen at Comic Con earlier this year. He said he doesn't know if he's going to be back as the voice of Optimus Prime or not. He'll be back, right?
Of course! Of course.

Before the first "Transformers," you got some heat for the whole "flames on Optimus" thing.
Yeah, I know.

But if you got rid of Peter Cullen, people would be extremely upset.
Listen, when I heard his voice, it gave me chills.[/quote]
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422705)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 21st, 2012 @ 5:52pm CDT
redoutlander wrote:Oh I didn't know about season 4. all i heard is that Hasbro wants to change to a new cast of characters and that Beast Hunters would be next. Ether way I'll watch it and will probalby get most of the main figs.


Yeah, Beast Hunters is going to be Prime Season 3 (or 3.5). We speculate the introduction of the Dinobots and Star Seekers.

Didn't hear anything about changing the Prime cast. But that's true with the 4th Live Action Movie.
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422707)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on September 21st, 2012 @ 6:03pm CDT
Bubbah wrote:As for who to have the problem with, the general public doesn't realize what he's doing to the franchise, hell they think it's all based off a cartoon from the 80's. I would absolutely blame him for the mocking, not the people who go see it, because frankly they don't know better, which is sad.

Mr. Bay, I apologize, you're not an idiot ... You're a giant douche.

What exactly is he doing that's a problem? Making Transformers more popular than it's ever been? In what twisted universe is that a bad thing?
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422711)
Posted by optimuscarlos on September 21st, 2012 @ 6:12pm CDT
[quote]And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know?[/quote]

Yeah!!, Because He did it all right.!!!
How much can someone else screw it up?
Re: Small Transformers 4 Update from Michael Bay (1422713)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on September 21st, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
Wait..so... this is supposed to be a reboot... but theres going to be Cullen, so prime will be there. Its using the last 3 movies as the history... does he even know what a reboot is? Sounds like ass already due to his attitude on the whole thing. He makes it very clear in the start that its about money (I don't buy this whole "someone else will screw it up" bs). More like, someone else will make all that money. Whata phoney.

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