Ever since we heard that there will be a 4th installment for the Michael Bay Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise
, the number 1 debate was whether or not it's a reboot. Today, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
stated that Transformers: Age Of Extinction
is a continuation of the original trilogy and cannot be considered as a reboot.
During an interview with The Hollywood News
, Mr. di Bonaventura stated:
"Itís definitely not a reboot. Itís an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level itís a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, itís actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.
That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesnít know anything about the other humans, itís not a reboot, but a continuation, yet youíre continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that.
We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably couldíve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. Itís a very different dynamic than Iíve seen in a movie, Iím very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way weíre doing it.í"