Seibertron members Rodimus Prime and ElDuque (our News Admin) have provided us the links to the following articles:
First up, Rodimus Prime's ComingSoon.net find:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Just one day after Michael Bay himself offered an update on the soon-to-shoot Transformers 4, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke with MTV about the future of the series and dropped hints that Bay's departure from the franchise after the fourth film is far from a done deal.
"I can't speak for Michael," di Bonaventura says, "I would hope he would [stick around]. It would be great. There's certainly something, in our design of this, that's going to be an ongoing story... As long as the audience shows up for us, there's a lot of stories still to be told."
He also spoke about the plans to relaunch the franchise with brand-new characters while maintaining the continuity of the first three films.
"There's a lot of new elements," he says. "I wouldn't say that we completely changed this world and yet it's completely different. There are new characters. There are new situations. I don't think we revisit a single location."
Transformers 4 is set to star Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor and will hit theaters on June 27, 2014.
Followed by ElDuque's ComicBookMovie.com's find:
The producer discusses Michael Bay's fourth Transformers movie, commenting on the possibility of it kicking off a new trilogy, revealing that not a single location from the last three films has been revisited, and much more.
Paul Romano - 2/4/2013
Speaking with MTV, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about the next Transformers movie from director Michael Bay, who calls it the first film of a brand new trilogy. When asked about the chances of more Transformers films from Bay, he expresses his hopes to see the helmer continue working on the series and that we'll definitely see more should audiences continue to come in. "Well, I can't speak for Michael. I hope he would. It would be great. But it's certainly something that, in our design of this, it's gonna be an ongoing story. And so, as long as the audience shows up for us, there's a lot of stories to be told." Additionally, he comments on the fourquel's new setting, which he says it's completely different from the last three movies despite being set in the same world. "There's a lot of new elements. I wouldn't say that we've completely changed this world, yet it's completely different. And there are new characters, new situations, I don't think we've revisited a single location. Michael has a really great way of approaching this." Bonaventura then refuses to discuss the possibility of some outer space action scenes ("I would never tell you that if it was true."), and also says that those who enjoyed the first three Transformers will certainly find things to like about this new installment, which begins shooting in May.
Transformers 4 stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. The film is set to hit theaters June 27th, 2014.
ElDuque's link also contains a video:
Source: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ ... s/?a=73765
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