Yesterday, the disturbing rumor hit the web: Mark Wahlberg was in talks with director Michael Bay to star in 'Transformers 4.' But today we have an update from Bay himself who clarifies the news and explains where the confusion came from.
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Michael Bay played footsies for a while with doing more 'Transformers' movies, but has signed up for a fourth film, because... well, money. Lots and lots of it. Bay earned $80 Million from the first film (which is the lowest grossing film of the franchise), and gets 8% of the merchandising money, so it's safe to assume that he makes over $100 Million a sequel. But it looks like he's bringing in a new lead.
We're already well aware that 'Transformers 4' is going to be something of a reboot of the insanely successful franchise. Gone is Shia LaBeouf and the rest of the human cast in favor of a new set of characters and, from what has been implied, a new array of Transformers as well (it's also probably taking place in outer space). Specific story details are under wraps, but if what we're reading today proves to be true, then it looks like we'll have our first female lead in the series. After the break for more!
Michael Bay, much like Michael Corleone, thought he was out. But they pulled him back in. (And that, we promise, is the last time we’ll link Bay to ‘The Godfather’ movies. Ever.) His third ‘Transformers’ movie was going to be his last, but he’s returning for an as-yet-untitled 'Transformers 4,' and in a recent interview, Bay dropped a few hints as to what fans can expect.
This week director Michael Bay hit up the new 'Transformers' ride and set-up at Universal Studios Hollywood, and took time out to discuss a little movie called 'Transformers 4.' So what can we expect from the next installment of the franchise?
Back right before 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' came out, director Michael Bay said several times that he wasn't going to touch the Autobots or the Decepticons ever again once the trilogy was completed. Well, the trilogy is done and here we are on the heels of yet another Michael Bay 'Transformers' movie. But that's not the big news.