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Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back?

Transformers News: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back?

Monday, April 1st, 2013 1:29PM CDT

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Director Michael Bay's official website has posted a update stating the next three Transformers films will be filmed back to back to back beginning in June. Keep in mind today is April Fool's Day, so the details to follow may be nothing more than a message stating this is a joke. We'll keep you posted.

Transformers 4, 5, & 6 will begin filming back to back starting June 2013.
More details to follow.
Credit(s): MichaelBay.com
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Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475574)
Posted by Convoy on April 1st, 2013 @ 2:00pm CDT
The joke here is that they won't be filmed but rendered back-to-back.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475577)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 1st, 2013 @ 2:19pm CDT
Michael Bay has lied to keep people from finding tidbits and spoilers, but I can't remember him ever pulling an April Fools. Plus, he's a rather serious guy about his work and his movies. Ask any of his casts, they'll tell you he's a no nonsense kinda guy. I think this might be real.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475579)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 1st, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Michael Bay has lied to keep people from finding tidbits and spoilers, but I can't remember him ever pulling an April Fools. Plus, he's a rather serious guy about his work and his movies. Ask any of his casts, they'll tell you he's a no nonsense kinda guy. I think this might be real.


But this is Michael Bay we're talking about; Michael Bay's a douche. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475581)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 1st, 2013 @ 3:20pm CDT
No way this is real. Considering how much he complained about being exhausted after filming each of the 1st 3 films, there's no way he would film 3 of them 1 right after the other. This would also require a script and casting for all 3 of them. So unless Bay figured out how to make 3 movies in the time it takes 1, and Kruger wrote an AMAZING story that just HAS to be broken up into 3 parts, this is bullshit.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475582)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 1st, 2013 @ 3:23pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Michael Bay has lied to keep people from finding tidbits and spoilers, but I can't remember him ever pulling an April Fools. Plus, he's a rather serious guy about his work and his movies. Ask any of his casts, they'll tell you he's a no nonsense kinda guy. I think this might be real.


But this is Michael Bay we're talking about; Michael Bay's a douche. :HEADHURTS:


That fits with what I'm saying. I can't imagine him doing an April Fools when it comes to serious business. People consider that douchey.

I mean, Frances McDormand complained about him being hard to work for in an article. Not to mention, you should see the outtakes from Bad Boys (or perhaps it was 2)... He yells at Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

That kind of person, being that serious on the sets of silly films, I just can't imagine him pulling an April Fools.

I'd be pleasantly surprised if he did, but I'm almost 100% sure this is legit. Dude like that doesn't screw around.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475584)
Posted by Seibertron on April 1st, 2013 @ 3:57pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:No way this is real. Considering how much he complained about being exhausted after filming each of the 1st 3 films, there's no way he would film 3 of them 1 right after the other. This would also require a script and casting for all 3 of them. So unless Bay figured out how to make 3 movies in the time it takes 1, and Kruger wrote an AMAZING story that just HAS to be broken up into 3 parts, this is bullshit.


Doing 3 more movies in order to be set financially or very comfortably does wonders to one might be willing to do. $$$,$$$,$$$ negates unwillingness exhaustion lack of interest. There's nothing wrong with changing one's mind to go with the flow of things.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475586)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 1st, 2013 @ 4:05pm CDT
It's a trick. Get an axe.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475587)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 1st, 2013 @ 4:06pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:No way this is real. Considering how much he complained about being exhausted after filming each of the 1st 3 films, there's no way he would film 3 of them 1 right after the other. This would also require a script and casting for all 3 of them. So unless Bay figured out how to make 3 movies in the time it takes 1, and Kruger wrote an AMAZING story that just HAS to be broken up into 3 parts, this is bullshit.


Doing 3 more movies in order to be set financially or very comfortably does wonders to one might be willing to do. $$$,$$$,$$$ negates unwillingness exhaustion lack of interest. There's nothing wrong with changing one's mind to go with the flow of things.


Not to mention, this might be easier on Hasbro, Paramount and ILM.

Hasbro won't have much downtime between films, so the toys will be constantly produced, and they won't have to flip flop between shows and movies like they have been since 2006.

Paramount has a guaranteed date as to when each film will hit and whether or not they actually make it to the screen, so it satisfies them.

ILM can prepare and know what's coming and know how many computers they need to allocate (and/or add) to their rendering farm to get all of this done.

It will suck for Bay, the producers, the cast, and the people running ILM, however. That's going to be a lot of nonstop work for a good portion of time, it's going to be quite an endeavor.

But...if anyone can pull it off, Bay can. People might not like the man, or his movies, but he does work hard. If anyone can pull of this daunting task, it's him.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475597)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 1st, 2013 @ 4:52pm CDT
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Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475602)
Posted by njb902 on April 1st, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
Didn't Bay say he was only directing 4?
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475604)
Posted by Nerdimus Maximus on April 1st, 2013 @ 5:48pm CDT
It said that Transformers 4, 5 and 6 would be filming back to back;
But it never said that Michael Bay would direct each one... Maybe they are doing a new trilogy with a different director and crew for each one, respectively!?!!
(We can only hope... That way, Bay will not ruin the next 3 films and he can just ruin one more... LOL... But the joke'son us, the fans and the theater patrons.
They know that after the last three, that there is an audience for this title and to save costs by tripling the filming duties would be logical for a major blockbuster franchise like this one... Maybe?! :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475605)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 1st, 2013 @ 5:51pm CDT
Nerdimus Maximus wrote:It said that Transformers 4, 5 and 6 would be filming back to back;
But it never said that Michael Bay would direct each one... Maybe they are doing a new trilogy with a different director and crew for each one, respectively!?!!
(We can only hope... That way, Bay will not ruin the next 3 films and he can just ruin one more... LOL... But the joke'son us, the fans and the theater patrons.
They know that after the last three, that there is an audience for this title and to save costs by tripling the filming duties would be logical for a major blockbuster franchise like this one... Maybe?! :michaelbay:


It's on his website; why would he put it there if he wasn't going to do direct it?

Besides, it's more than likely it's an April Fools joke.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475607)
Posted by Nerdimus Maximus on April 1st, 2013 @ 6:01pm CDT
Bay's ego is bigger than his brain, that might be one reason that he would post this and because he is an exec. producer of the franchise now... mo' money, mo' money... And, yeah it might be a joke, but knowing how Bay thinks, He is up to something that will have at least some truth to this post, I think so, anyway! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475608)
Posted by njb902 on April 1st, 2013 @ 6:03pm CDT
Wow there is so much negatively in this thread.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475609)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 1st, 2013 @ 6:06pm CDT
Nerdimus Maximus wrote:Bay's ego is bigger than his brain, that might be one reason that he would post this...


So you're saying he's bragging about how another director is doing movies that he is supposed to do. Explain this logic to me.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475646)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 1st, 2013 @ 8:08pm CDT
great 3 more years of crap confirmed. Maybe we'll get lucky and someone else will take over the final two & give us real movies. But I have a feeling that hasbro is behind this, if they do it this way then they wont have to make a filler series like they've been doing thus less money spent. Maybe if they spend less money on the shows/movies they'll put more into the toys & give us real figures again and not these cheap knockoffs they've been putting out. That'll never happen but one can dream
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475659)
Posted by Chandler Prime 1 on April 1st, 2013 @ 8:44pm CDT
HECK YEA !!!! Thats what im talking about....The more Peter Cullen/Optimus Prime the better !!!!
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475662)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on April 1st, 2013 @ 8:50pm CDT
What about his misinformation campaigns? I personally wouldn't believe it, April 1st or not.
...then again, I hope it isn't true. Bay's great for some things, but we need a new eye desperately and I'd like to see something other than girls and Baysplosions.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475663)
Posted by Mechastrike on April 1st, 2013 @ 9:01pm CDT
April Fools everyone!
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475664)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 1st, 2013 @ 9:04pm CDT
Nelson claims it's real.

http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/sh ... post206045

When was the last time you saw us joke around here?


And it's been frontpaged over there, apparently.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475668)
Posted by Eagleblaster on April 1st, 2013 @ 9:24pm CDT
Thats good good news if its true :-? Keep those Transformers movies coming. I wanna be watching new Tf movies until I die of old age at the age of  99 ;)
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475676)
Posted by njb902 on April 1st, 2013 @ 10:26pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:Thats good good news if its true :-? Keep those Transformers movies coming. I wanna be watching new Tf movies until I die of old age at the age of  99 ;)


Me as well!
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475684)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 1st, 2013 @ 10:58pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:No way this is real. Considering how much he complained about being exhausted after filming each of the 1st 3 films, there's no way he would film 3 of them 1 right after the other. This would also require a script and casting for all 3 of them. So unless Bay figured out how to make 3 movies in the time it takes 1, and Kruger wrote an AMAZING story that just HAS to be broken up into 3 parts, this is bullshit.


Doing 3 more movies in order to be set financially or very comfortably does wonders to one might be willing to do. $$$,$$$,$$$ negates unwillingness exhaustion lack of interest. There's nothing wrong with changing one's mind to go with the flow of things.


Money is 1 thing, whether it be Bay or Hasbro. But the filming, setting up stunt sequences, and the post-production alone would be massive. They'd still be filming when TF4 is scheduled to be out next year. And, as I said, a serviceable script for all 3 films has to be available before the filming for the 1st film begins in 2 months. It's just not possible. Also, on Hasbro's end, they'd have to have designs and distribution plans for toylines to go with all 3 movies. Also impossible. Unless they go REALLY cheap and uninspired. So in the end, this has to be an April's Fool joke. I don't care how serious Bay takes his work, he wouldn't pass up an opportunity to push a fandom's buttons. Especially a fandom as neurotic as ours.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475708)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 2nd, 2013 @ 12:16am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:No way this is real. Considering how much he complained about being exhausted after filming each of the 1st 3 films, there's no way he would film 3 of them 1 right after the other. This would also require a script and casting for all 3 of them. So unless Bay figured out how to make 3 movies in the time it takes 1, and Kruger wrote an AMAZING story that just HAS to be broken up into 3 parts, this is bullshit.


Doing 3 more movies in order to be set financially or very comfortably does wonders to one might be willing to do. $$$,$$$,$$$ negates unwillingness exhaustion lack of interest. There's nothing wrong with changing one's mind to go with the flow of things.


Money is 1 thing, whether it be Bay or Hasbro. But the filming, setting up stunt sequences, and the post-production alone would be massive. They'd still be filming when TF4 is scheduled to be out next year. And, as I said, a serviceable script for all 3 films has to be available before the filming for the 1st film begins in 2 months. It's just not possible. Also, on Hasbro's end, they'd have to have designs and distribution plans for toylines to go with all 3 movies. Also impossible. Unless they go REALLY cheap and uninspired. So in the end, this has to be an April's Fool joke. I don't care how serious Bay takes his work, he wouldn't pass up an opportunity to push a fandom's buttons. Especially a fandom as neurotic as ours.


For the sake of argument, keep an open mind for a moment.

If (and most likely when) you're proven wrong, what would you do then?
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475723)
Posted by MarkNL on April 2nd, 2013 @ 1:18am CDT
From Wikipedia:

"Resident Evil 5 & 6 and Transformers 4 & 5 were originally planned to be filmed back to back, but the decision was ultimately made to film them independently."

Hmmm...
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475728)
Posted by Seibertron on April 2nd, 2013 @ 1:57am CDT
Mark(NL) wrote:From Wikipedia:

"Resident Evil 5 & 6 and Transformers 4 & 5 were originally planned to be filmed back to back, but the decision was ultimately made to film them independently."

Hmmm...


Does anyone have the original source for that? I'm surprised Wikipedia allowed that text without it being sourced properly.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475740)
Posted by Mykltron on April 2nd, 2013 @ 5:52am CDT
Every day is April Fool's Day for Michael 'mis-information' Bay.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475750)
Posted by Erailea on April 2nd, 2013 @ 7:00am CDT
Wouldn't surprise me if it's a lie / April Fools joke, but filming back-to-back sounds like it's a good idea for franchises. Gets everything done in one go, instead of calling the actors back a year or two down the line and having to re-craft things (both real and CGI)

But filming back-to-back that also requires having a director with a brain. One who can think their plot out that far ahead and blend it seamlessly together. Bay has enough problems trying to craft a single plot line...
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475766)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 2nd, 2013 @ 8:40am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:For the sake of argument, keep an open mind for a moment.

If (and most likely when) you're proven wrong, what would you do then?


I would say "I was wrong."

And you telling me to keep an open mind and then saying that I am wrong is most likely a certainty is being a hypocrite.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475787)
Posted by Seibertron on April 2nd, 2013 @ 11:28am CDT
Is it just me or is that statement gone from MichaelBay.com now?

http://michaelbay.com/
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1475823)
Posted by El Duque on April 2nd, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Is it just me or is that statement gone from MichaelBay.com now?

http://michaelbay.com/


It's not just you, it's been pulled, but Nelson stated within their forums that it wasn't a joke. I've been keeping an eye on it, I keep expecting to go there and find a retraction of some sort. Time will tell.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476072)
Posted by STngAR on April 3rd, 2013 @ 12:50pm CDT
Ughhh...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476076)
Posted by Seibertron on April 3rd, 2013 @ 12:57pm CDT
I'm very excited about the possibility of them filming Transformers 4, 5 and 6 back-to-back. I'm a little embarrassed that there is so much negativity in this topic regarding this possibility. The movies have their flaws but there's a lot of good stuff that came out them as well. If you look at the movies that are planned for the next few years, there's some very stiff competition ahead for the Transformers at the box office and in various marketplaces. I think having 3 Transformers films back-to-back helps cement Transformers longevity amongst its competition. It's smart business, keeps all of the actors and other people that work on these films together.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476092)
Posted by MarkNL on April 3rd, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Mark(NL) wrote:From Wikipedia:

"Resident Evil 5 & 6 and Transformers 4 & 5 were originally planned to be filmed back to back, but the decision was ultimately made to film them independently."

Hmmm...


Does anyone have the original source for that? I'm surprised Wikipedia allowed that text without it being sourced properly.


Now I'm surprised too. I didn't notice it wasn't being sourced when I saw it..
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476103)
Posted by STngAR on April 3rd, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'm very excited about the possibility of them filming Transformers 4, 5 and 6 back-to-back. I'm a little embarrassed that there is so much negativity in this topic regarding this possibility. The movies have their flaws but there's a lot of good stuff that came out them as well. If you look at the movies that are planned for the next few years, there's some very stiff competition ahead for the Transformers at the box office and in various marketplaces. I think having 3 Transformers films back-to-back helps cement Transformers longevity amongst its competition. It's smart business, keeps all of the actors and other people that work on these films together.


I sat here for 20 min. trying to type my thoughts out but it ended in tears.

Short version: Movies were OK and the toys were shit and if thats what I'm getting in 4,5, and 6 - no thank you sir.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476121)
Posted by Seibertron on April 3rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CDT
STngAR wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I'm very excited about the possibility of them filming Transformers 4, 5 and 6 back-to-back. I'm a little embarrassed that there is so much negativity in this topic regarding this possibility. The movies have their flaws but there's a lot of good stuff that came out them as well. If you look at the movies that are planned for the next few years, there's some very stiff competition ahead for the Transformers at the box office and in various marketplaces. I think having 3 Transformers films back-to-back helps cement Transformers longevity amongst its competition. It's smart business, keeps all of the actors and other people that work on these films together.


I sat here for 20 min. trying to type my thoughts out but it ended in tears.

Short version: Movies were OK and the toys were shit and if thats what I'm getting in 4,5, and 6 - no thank you sir.


Which toys do you have that were shit? The toys were some of the best things we've gotten. Leader Class ROTF Optimus Prime is one of the best Transformers toys ever in my opinion. Movie 2007 Concept Camaro Bumblebee is awesome. Jolt, Barricade, Jazz, ROTF Starscream, Ironhide, ROTF Sideswipe, Sideways, and many others come to mind that were great figures in my opinion.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476162)
Posted by STngAR on April 3rd, 2013 @ 6:48pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Which toys do you have that were shit? The toys were some of the best things we've gotten. Leader Class ROTF Optimus Prime is one of the best Transformers toys ever in my opinion. Movie 2007 Concept Camaro Bumblebee is awesome. Jolt, Barricade, Jazz, ROTF Starscream, Ironhide, ROTF Sideswipe, Sideways, and many others come to mind that were great figures in my opinion.


Well in my frustration I should have said most not seem to say all. I am a slow ass at typing and can never keep up with my thoughts so when I want to try to type alot of stuff it gets all over the place.

I owned every toy from the 2007 movie and ROTF. Only toy from DOTM I bought was shockwave. At one point I was collecting everything that came out wether I liked it or not (Hell, I was buying 2 of each so I could open one and leave 1 MISB). I sold all my movie toys except for maybe 5 I think.

As far as the movies go they are good action/adventure movies but as far as a "Transformers" movie not good enough.

Just my opinions, I'm sure others will disagree
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476180)
Posted by Rumblebee357 on April 3rd, 2013 @ 8:29pm CDT
The movies are not perfect but we got three live action transformer movies that won't campy (like those power ranger's movie). Plus those designs they created for the movies really helped the designers at hasbro step their game up. For every complaint there is a positive. Filming back to back should give us a more coherent story. I'm looking forward to the next 3 movies :grin:
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476303)
Posted by TulioDude on April 4th, 2013 @ 1:47pm CDT
BRING THE RAIN! 8)
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1476855)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 6th, 2013 @ 8:58pm CDT
Micheal Bay's best quality is also one of his worst. He's a hard worker who stops for nothing and no one. That also means he tends to bulldoze through a movie in record time without allowing time to do minor retouches and improvements.

Regardless of whether it's true, doing 3 TF movies back-to-back would be a very bad idea, IMO.
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1482041)
Posted by Chandler Prime 1 on April 25th, 2013 @ 5:35pm CDT
So has the filming of 4,5 and 6 back to back been confirmed ?
Re: Transformers 4, 5, & 6 Filming Back to Back? (1482164)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on April 26th, 2013 @ 1:24am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Micheal Bay's best quality is also one of his worst. He's a hard worker who stops for nothing and no one. That also means he tends to bulldoze through a movie in record time without allowing time to do minor retouches and improvements.

Regardless of whether it's true, doing 3 TF movies back-to-back would be a very bad idea, IMO.

The studio's set the deadlines not the director. They set the release date for TF4 long before filming ever started.
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