Three awful films since Bay decided to bring his unique visual style to fighting robots, he has stated that the upcoming Transformers 4 will be the last he will make and will also feature a whole cast of new characters. This marks a distancing of this new film from the Shia plus attractive sexualised female formula that has led the series to a gross of over $2.5bn worldwide.
Despite this huge change to the film’s format, it seems that Bay is far from eager to acknowledge that he is simply jumping on the reboot bandwagon.“I don’t want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we’re doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen: the story we’ve told in three movies already and we’re taking it in a new direction.”
Presumably that new direction won’t be character development or coherent narrative.
However, it could well be the final frontier.
"I want to go a little off [the planet] but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded."
Because obviously there’s nothing more grounded than alien robots beating the living daylights out of each other. Maybe I’m being presumptuous though and this final film won’t be quite so metal-smashingly, mind-numbingly, head-bangingly, face-pummellingly, adverb-abusingly terrible as its three predecessors.
Transformers 4 will be released in 2014.
Source: Coming Soon