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Transformers 4?

Posted on 02-24-2011 at 06:35 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Perhaps this is a bit premature, considering Transformers Dark of the Moon is still a few months away, but we've got the first hints that Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner would like the Transformers Movie franchise to continue beyond Transformers Dark of the Moon - and he very much hopes that director Michael Bay might return for a fourth outing, even though Michael Bay has stated on many occasions that he intends to make Dark of the Moon his final Transformers movie. Here is what Brian Goldner had to say on the matter:

I would say to you right now that I've so enjoyed working with Michael Bay. (He) has got this incredible visual sense for showing you things you've never seen before. Perhaps he'll change his mind, perhaps he won't, but I'd rather put out this movie first then cross that bridge at some point.

This news comes to you via Movieweb. Click on the link to read the full article including Brian Goldner's hopes and aspirations for Dark of the Moon.
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Cyber Star
keep it a trilogy. a 4th would be stupid. and if they kill ironhide in DOTM then i dont want a 4th without him
Cyber-Scream
I'd rather see a reboot with a whole new cast than TF 4 with a new director.
rattimus prime
keep it a trilogy, not every series can pull of a quadrilogy of almost one shotish movies. Unless they can pull a saga out of their asses they shouldnt bother with it, i mean look at the Star trek movies, they turned to shit after awhile and only thanks to a reboot have they come back into the now, if they go past three i would suggest the Saga approach with the last film featuring Unicron and possibly the Death of (all) the Transformers.

But i take what Goldner say as meaning that DOTM will not have a Conclusive Ending and either have a non-climatic ending like ROTF where we knew there would be a new movie, Or a Ambiguous ending like the first one where they set up the stage for possible ways to do the next film, like the first one showed one piece of allspark shard remaining and showing the location of the dead cons and Starscreams retreat,
UnicronFTW
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Originally Posted by Cyber Star View Post
keep it a trilogy. a 4th would be stupid. and if they kill ironhide in DOTM then i dont want a 4th without him
Lessee...
A fourth movie, from which the fandom will get more toys, the company will get more money...
And might not have Micheal Bay as director?
Oh thats just headed straight for disaster.
buickanddeere
Does Jame Cameron have some spare time away from water and blue people?
FanimusMaximus
The only 4th movie will be a reboot, and I am sure Michael Bay will not be directing it.
Nachtsider
No to TF4. Reboot the movie franchise, please.
Deceptichage
I would vote for a reboot too. There are only so many movie toys I will buy.
Wheeljack_Prime
From a story standpoint, I'm not sure I'd like this.

However, TF4 as opposed to TFReboot might net us some better toys of movieverse characters (or toys period, like the rest of the constructicons). Ah, who am I kidding?
RebelMan
TF
ROTF
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TF4
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New/Continuing Trilogy



they'll either wait a while for Bay to come back & if they don't then they'll be doing exactly what Disney is doing with the POTC Franchise
eagc7
First needs to see what happens in DOTM if all cons dies Then end it there if some Cons Surivves and wows revenge then fourth movie
deathonacracker
It's too bad they didn't take this seriously from the beginning. I enjoyed both movies but the flaws were quite obvious and that's a bit embarrassing. I hope they find a new director that comes in appreciating the TF movie universe and all it has to offer transformer fans old and new. I also think it would be nice for Bay to continue to lend his action expertise to the franchise as he does a lot of things well. He just needs someone that has more experience with characters and story telling. I also don't think he expected to become so attached to the TF universe in the beginning and looked at it as just another project.
Looking back i sincerely hope he's realized the potential this trilogy could have had and at least gives us a final effort with heart ... if he can do that, i think a lot of fans may forgive him and maybe enjoy yet another Bayformers movie in the future.
jhrvaudio
It will happen with Michael Bay directing it. You'll see. Prequel or whatever they want to do.

It's all about money.
Deceptijohn
Transformers 4 will be an intergalactic battle of epic proportions. Live action Cybertron! No humans in the cast!
Paxtin
I would really hope DOTM is the end for Bay. I don't want to have to sit out yet another TF movie. The Bay universe is not fun for me anymore. I want to see a reboot.

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Originally Posted by Deceptijohn View Post
Transformers 4 will be an intergalactic battle of epic proportions. Live action Cybertron! No humans in the cast!
I hope you actualy knew how redundant that concept is when you posted it.
Deceptijohn
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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
I hope you actualy knew how redundant that concept is when you posted it.
Yes it's a technical oxymoron. It would be fully 3D, but rendered in a realistic and not a stylistic manner. Which I also realize is a stretch of language when talking about purely fantastic creations.
nerovolpi
go for TF4.


no, actually, go for another trilogy. just like starwars. only now do the newer 3 with Rodimus as Autobot Leader.

that would be money.
Shadow25
As much as I love the movies, I'd prefer a reboot over an entirely unnecessary TF4.
iceburn9
I'd like to see a second trilogy. Perhaps set long in the future, with totally different characters.

Not really keen on a reboot which would probably tell the same things, only in a different way.
Bumblethumper
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Originally Posted by deathonacracker View Post
It's too bad they didn't take this seriously from the beginning. I enjoyed both movies but the flaws were quite obvious and that's a bit embarrassing. I hope they find a new director that comes in appreciating the TF movie universe and all it has to offer transformer fans old and new.
Agreed. Hopefully whoever they go with will come in with a roadmap in place for where they want to go with it.

Like everyone else, I doubt Bay will be returning to direct, but I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to stay attached to this cashcow in some other capacity. He might end up producing or executive producing it.
Ravenxl7
Not surprising, but honestly, I would rather them do a reboot/new continuity rather than try and continue this one. However, if they have to make a fourth movie, I would be perfectly fine with Bay being replaced. Maybe they'll get a competent director to take the helm this time. Wouldn't be against the human cast being replaced either. I think that John Turturro should continue on, but the rest of the main human cast could easily be replaced, imho.
Lazerwave
I hope there isn't a 4th transformers. When the Mech Tech toys end I will stop collecting Transformers forever...

Or if a new Soundwave comes out.
rich_prime
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
Not surprising, but honestly, I would rather them do a reboot/new continuity rather than try and continue this one. However, if they have to make a fourth movie, I would be perfectly fine with Bay being replaced. Maybe they'll get a competent director to take the helm this time. Wouldn't be against the human cast being replaced either. I think that John Turturro should continue on, but the rest of the main human cast could easily be replaced, imho.
Wow at least someone stll minds him John Turturro
Moy
Yes!
SPLIT LIP
I'm cool with replacing the cast 'cept Simmons. Leave him.
rattimus prime
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Originally Posted by iceburn9 View Post

Not really keen on a reboot which would probably tell the same things, only in a different way.
this people, really a reboot after only 4 years? that is the worst idea i have ever heard of there is no reason to reboot the Franchise, aside from a weak middle movie (damn writers strike) there is no real reason to make a completely new universe, and re-design these characters, there is never going to be a completely on Cybertron movie that see a theatrical release. While i would prefer only a Trilogy, a Sequel would be infinitely better than a Reboot. A Reboot would be the First movie ALL over again, except maybe with a few different transformers and humans.
Starparu
If they do plan on doing another movie, lets reboot please. From what Bay said, his ending on this would make it Terribly difficult to make another Movie in this continuity ( Ala All decepticons and Multiple autobots Dying). If this is the case, a reboot is necessary
Insane Galvatron
Am I the only one noticing that the last paragraph makes it sound like Hasbro is aware there isn't enough development of the robot characters? And that they want to fix this for any future movies?
Deceptijohn
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Originally Posted by Insane Galvatron View Post
Am I the only one noticing that the last paragraph makes it sound like Hasbro is aware there isn't enough development of the robot characters? And that they want to fix this for any future movies?
That's how I read it. Sounds like a good idea to me.
AMG
If the Decepticons at least won the battle in one of these movies, I'd be more up to seeing this universe continue into a 4th movie. But as it is, it's been a one sided ass kicking for two movies strait, and the Autobots are going to win again in DotM. No Decepticon victories, not even a stalemate, just the Autobots win again. After DotM it's going to become redundant for the lack of variable outcomes, at least for me. I'd rather see a reboot.
Starscreamownz
Michael Bay said after TF3 the current cast wouldn't be able to continue so I doubt a TF4.
iceburn9
Despite the inevitable Decepticon defeat in DOTM, I'd hope that at least a couple manage to escape and flee.

Then I'd like to see a new trilogy, set many thousand years after this one, perhaps on Cybertron, where the Decepticons have risen again under a new evil leader, and are ready to finish off what Megs and co failed before. But please, for this time, let the bad guys win.
Shadow25
Bay already said TF3 ends the story. Shia already said he's definitely NOT going to do another. I definitely want there to be more live action films but for the sake of decent interest they don't need to be in the same continuity.
Sentinel
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Originally Posted by iceburn9 View Post
I'd like to see a second trilogy. Perhaps set long in the future, with totally different characters.

Not really keen on a reboot which would probably tell the same things, only in a different way.
Sounds good to me. This would also allow for a reboot of the same figures as well as entirely new toy molds rather than a slight tweaking of the same characters yet again. I would have voted for a complete reboot, but then we would just get more Optimus, Megatron and Bumblebee as well as the same stories for the most part. I would greatly prefer something set in the future with new characters and an entirely new story, but that has the same visual style as the original trilogy so that way they relate. A second trilogy would definitely be the way to go if I had a say in the decision. So many pluses to this and very few minuses.
Prime82
it is already known if you show no character or personality, then you don't care about the particular character. I don't see how that's something that had to be learned. End it as a trilogy. Don't go the pirates and terminator route.
Ash from Carolina
I say reboot so the new creative team can have lots of freedom instead of having to shackle their film to last three films.

A shot at a Starscream who could smirk or Bumblebee being the plucky little guy instead of Rambo would be a nice change of pace. Perhaps a production team with more ideas on how the Decepticons can be stopped than just keep killing them until we've killed enough for an ending.

Reboots have worked for the cartoons so I don't see why the live action films should be the only thing that could never be changed.
Jetbolt
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Originally Posted by iceburn9 View Post
I'd like to see a second trilogy. Perhaps set long in the future, with totally different characters.

Not really keen on a reboot which would probably tell the same things, only in a different way.
So something like Beast Wars had? I'd be for that idea, perhaps we could have a new generation pop up in the new movies. Like being about to see how Maximals came to be and the rise of the Predacons, with the older Bots and cons still the main factions at that point.

Perhaps have Rodimus Prime as Autobot leader during this era.
iceburn9
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Originally Posted by Jetbolt View Post
So something like Beast Wars had? I'd be for that idea, perhaps we could have a new generation pop up in the new movies. Like being about to see how Maximals came to be and the rise of the Predacons, with the older Bots and cons still the main factions at that point.

Perhaps have Rodimus Prime as Autobot leader during this era.
Yeah, something like that. Be it far into the future, with new factions, etc, or long in the past that touched on the Transformers' origins.

Robots could be distinctly different in design due to the time gap, plus there are endless possibilities of storylines they can go on.

Just throwing some ideas out there:
Perhaps headmasters/targetmasters/powermasters. Maybe 10,000 years from now, humans and bots have lived side by side, and eventually developed a symbiosis of sorts.

Or they could even go the X-Men route and do standalone, origin stories.
We could explore how Optimus came to be, or how the Fallen fell, in more detail.

Overall, I feel there's just so many new stories they could explore with future live action movies, that it'd be quite a shame or waste to simply tell the same story in a different way through reboots.
Transformed
With or without Michael Bay Transformers will continue.

I have nothing against a change in setting/story/characters, but if they were to continue as they are I'd be fine with that too. Though I am interest in seeing what might happen if someone else was give the chance.

EDIT: It would be nice to finally see Cybertron though A prequel would be nice, may do something like Star Trek in which the current time line gets f'ed changing the events of the future forward, giving us yet another take on Transformers in this era or past or future if so desired. I only wonder if having a Transformers movie set on Cybertron would too expensive?
mikeyfuzz
I call REBOOT
Agent-GHQ
Like in Batman, I want to see Chris Nolan's version of The Transformers: More than meets the eyes. Brilliant work in all his movies!
Dinobot747
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Originally Posted by Cyber-Scream View Post
I'd rather see a reboot with a whole new cast than TF 4 with a new director.
This.
astig
Transformers 4: Rise of the gobots
SwitchPrime
Id like a 4th, I wouldnt mind if it was the same cast and stuff, but it would also be cool if we saw later where Sam and Carly got married and had Daniel. It would be years later and mostly revolve around Daniel
Trypticon 2010
I think Hasbro wouldn't do a reboot for quite a few years, they'd want to milk this continuity with toys for a few more years. Eventually they'll do a reboot and a new toy line.
SwitchPrime
Id also like to see a single tf based story, like the whole story is based around him and his battle. Or a WRECKERS film would be AWESOME but it NEVER gonna happen. (unless theres a fan out there that has enough money to produce a B-movie lol)
Driftx3
For the love of all that's holy make it stop! No more with this craphole continuity.

Get a heroin addicted monkey as a writer, and a blind man as a director, then forget the film they write/shoot and just save their respective shits they take during the production. Film the piles, and you got a movie 1000 times better than the whole Bay franchise...
Trypticon 2010
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Originally Posted by Driftx3 View Post
For the love of all that's holy make it stop! No more with this craphole continuity.

Get a heroin addicted monkey as a writer, and a blind man as a director, then forget the film they write/shoot and just save their respective shits they take during the production. Film the piles, and you got a movie 1000 times better than the whole Bay franchise...
Wow.

While some of the ideas and plot lines in this continuity I don't enjoy, the films could have been so much worse! We could have had Batman and Robin levels of crapness.

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