Michael Bay announced on Friday that the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is serving as a reboot of the franchise and will be the first in a new trilogy of “Transformers” films.
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Bay told Entertainment Weekly. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. It’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
Mark Wahlberg will be taking over for Shia LaBeouf as the male lead in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” According to Bay LeBeouf was not fired, the two left on mutual terms, but he did feel the new trilogy needed a new star.
“Age of Extinction” will revolve around Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager trying to convince Optimus Prime there is good in the world after the autobot looses his faith in mankind, all the while fighting off the government’s efforts to exterminate the Transformers. Other cast members include Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammar, Stanley Tucci and T.J. Miller .
Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots, will be the villain in the film. The origins of the Dinobots, Cybertronian warriors that transform not into vehicles but rather dinosaurs, are different from the animated series or the comic book. Bay has not yet revealed the origins of the Dinobots for the film, saying “you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie.”
Since it looks like the “Transformers” franchise isn’t going anywhere, are you going to give “Transformers 4” a shot?