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Transformers 4 First Plot Details - SPOILERS!

Posted on 03-20-2013 at 02:15 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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With a little over 15 months to go until Transformers 4, it's about time for us to learn a few tantalizing details of what Transformers 4 might have in store - and by way of a press release from the Michigan Film Office, we have those details to share with you! It reads as a plot summary, giving the broad-brush overview of what the plot might entail.

These are spoilers, naturally, so stop reading now if you do not want to be spoiled! If you don't mind spoilers, then highlight the text below to read:

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet.

However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.


This was originally posted on M Live, in an article which also confirms that Transformers 4 will film in Metro Detroit.
Views: 13,550 / Credit: optimusdestruction of the 2005 Boards!
black mamba
Looks like the leaked script was not fake after all.
QLRformer
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet.

However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.


Fascinating! It's an official press release, so it must be true. Who could this new "forgotten enemy" be? He's got crosshairs, so this could be a clue...

Anyway, it's some new news. Great to hear.
black mamba
It has to be Unicron.
Aernaroth
That sounds pretty good, actually. I hope this turns out well.
Driftx3
Unicron? Oh man here here comes Unicron, with a sideways opening mouth and 4 arms.

Sigh...
MythofBlackout
Sounds interesting. I can't help but think that the ancient, powerful Transformer menace is Unicron but there's nothing to confirm that in the description, just a feeling I have based on how it's worded.

I also like that it seems they're following up on the whole "Cybertronian tech in human hands" angle that's been mentioned in the past but never really explored.
Secretcode
C'mon Liege Maximo. Or anything else that's not Unicron, actually.
Niv3k
I died.
Smashs
Ah man, I'm very skeptical they can pull off Unicron.

But really, "an ancient, power Transformer" is about as vague as it gets.
Starscream Gaga
I remember when all the official material for DOTM said Shockwave was the main villain. I'll take this with a grain of salt.
MythofBlackout
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Ah man, I'm very skeptical they can pull off Unicron.

But really, "an ancient, power Transformer" is about as vague as it gets.
Yeah, it could be anyone or anything at this point. Hell, everyone was assuming DOTM would be featuring Unicron based on nothing more than the editing in an ROTF featurette, so I wouldn't put much stock in a few deliberately vague lines in a press release.

But it's still totally going to be Unicron.
bsutton1
Who knows if any of this is true or not. If it is, it has to be Unicron.
VaderPrime1
I hope it's not Unicron. Nova Prime? Overlord? Galvatron? I'll take one of those.

I'm just glad the rumor trains is getting a move on. The lead up to the movie is just as fun as the movie itself.
optimusdestruction
Agreed, Unicron might finally have a chance here. If by chance I make it on set again I will keep my ears open.
butchrecon72
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Originally Posted by evergamer View Post
Ah man, I'm very skeptical they can pull off Unicron.

But really, "an ancient, power Transformer" is about as vague as it gets.
Actually they could have gotten MORE vague by just saying an Ancient Transformer, or Powerful Transformer. lol
butchrecon72
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Originally Posted by optimusdestruction View Post
Agreed, Unicron might finally have a chance here. If by chance I make it on set again I will keep my ears open.
$5 says its not unicron, but unicron could be something like Galactus in Fantastic 4.....Really lame cloud in space and a "Herald" of unicron is the actual enemy. Has to be something Optimus can actually fight so he can rip his head off or blow his brain unit out you now.
butchrecon72
Galvatron, Overlord, Bludgeon? I would guess one of these 3 will be the main bad guy.
Puck Hockey
What's the fascination with ancient dudes? Can't we have some young fellas as bad guys? Did all the Transformers fail history class or something?

But you know, keeping an open mind. Just please don't be Unicron.
Smashs
I think they could pull of a version of the Quints better than Unicron.
butchrecon72
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Originally Posted by Puck Hockey View Post
What's the fascination with ancient dudes? Can't we have some young fellas as bad guys? Did all the Transformers fail history class or something?

But you know, keeping an open mind. Just please don't be Unicron.
I am hoping it is NOT Unicron also. I dont think Bay can do this one right and we will see a Rise of the Silver Surfer style Unicron and that will kill it for me :-(
Hot Shot.
Breaking news: Unicron will be a gas cloud two feet in diameter who the rest of the characters call a living fart.
RedWolf
Maybe the Liege Maximo and the Cybertronian empire?

Cause Unicron is totally predictable.
butchrecon72
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Originally Posted by RedWolf View Post
Maybe the Liege Maximo and the Cybertronian empire?

Cause Unicron is totally predictable.
So Is Mr

So Unicron will be a Gas cloud and Galvatron will be the main bad guy who turns into a AWESOME clown car.
black mamba
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Originally Posted by butchrecon72 View Post
So Is Mr

So Unicron will be a Gas cloud and Galvatron will be the main bad guy who turns into a AWESOME clown car.
You people are so sour. You make awesome news into complaining fodder.
butchrecon72
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Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
You people are so sour. You make awesome news into complaining fodder.
Dont get me wrong. I rather enjoyed all 3 movies. Unlike others Revenge of the fallen is my fav of the 3. My only issue with them was how he misrepresented some characters.
doomtron
First prime coming back now this I'm actually excited abougt this movie again
harrismonkey
As long as Unicron brings along his palls Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge I don't necessarily care if they pull off Unicron or not (although it would be nice). Bay's films always fall short some way or other. I'm sure this one will as well. I'm also sure I'll see it in theaters multiple times then buy the dvd and watch the fights over and over thousands of times while never watching the rest of the film ever again.
Hot Shot.
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Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
You people are so sour. You make awesome news into complaining fodder.
Your idea of awesome news ≠ Our idea of awesome news.

I'm just here to remind everyone DIS IZ NAWT GEEWUN LOLOLOL, ie: Bay making planes into boats and whatnot.

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Originally Posted by butchrecon72 View Post
My only issue with them was how he misrepresented some characters.
Some?
harrismonkey
Maybe the twins return, embittered by being cut out of DOTM, bent on spilling Michael Bay's blood. It'll be up to Wheelie and the Mountain Dew bot to save Bay in a thrilling chase through the sets of the new movie he's making.
Hot Shot.
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Originally Posted by harrismonkey View Post
Maybe the twins return, embittered by being cut out of DOTM, bent on spilling Michael Bay's blood. It'll be up to Wheelie and the Mountain Dew bot to save Bay in a thrilling chase through the sets of the new movie he's making.
I'd watch it if they brutally killed Bay in the end. One grabs his legs and the other grabs his arms...
raptor22
I hope it's not Unicron... they still have 2 more movies after #4. They can't/shouldn't use up all their ammo so fast. I'm hoping for Galvatron or someone else...
Paradigm-Shift Prime
Want to devour sum tazzsty Earth nom nom
ssjkazer
What if its predaking
HunterRose
Now that the Allspark and the Matrix are gone, and all the Autobots and Decepticons have left the planet, why would other "ancient transformers" still be coming to earth?
Sovietbot
Battle between good and evil? Maybe it's a battle the autobots with decepticons in Megiddo?
uruseiranma
I doubt they'd bring in Unicron. I kind of felt there was a slight homage to him at the end of DOTM, when Cybertron was pulled back through the portal, giving it a sunken in donut look that almost reminded me of Unicron.

I'm pretty much thinking it'll be Galvatron, and they'll claim he's Megatron's brother whose been searching the universe, but upon finding out that his brother was killed at the hands of a Prime, vows to avenge him.

The setup almost reminds me of that setup at the beginning of IDW's first Transformers comic way-back-when, where the Transformers seemed to have disappeared as well.

One has to wonder how many more super-peeved government types we'll have, because in a Bay film, every other person in the government is just peeved at giant robots.

Personally, I wish Tyrese would come back. I know word has been that Lennox may, but Tyrese to me really seemed to be the guy who seemed to give his role that extra 20% of care. Then again, he is a fan of Transformers.
robot7boy
alpha trion..
down_shift
I don't know about the rest of you, but all this means to me is that the first two waves of figures are already in the development stage. Given the turn around time is about two years from concept to shelves, I'm alright with that!
Pcm979
I give it five minutes until Michael Bay posts on his site that this is all untrue.

Seriously though, meh. Another old bastard causing trouble. That's only been 2/3 of the movie plots so far- and of the franchise to date, actually. Transformers seems to suffer from that particular storytelling disease more so than the rest of Western fiction, which is already pretty obsessed with oldness at the best of times.
Personally, I think it has to do with cultures like the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, building great structures and monoliths that stand to this day. Which is nice, but Science Fiction should be focused on the present and the future. At least they haven't mentioned a prophecy. Yet.
biscuits
Deathsaurus or GTFO. And ain't that just typical that the transformer would want Earth, I swear all Transformers and their stuff they throw into space have a planet Earth fetish.
vektsilver
how much you want to bet that unicron is not named unicron and instead of being a planet he is like a cosmic rust cloud called galvitron.

LOL . unhhh hate these movies.
transformerwars
So, basically we've got a MECH-esque group building robots or doing something with alien robot gadgets and some big ass powerful dude who's just found Earth. I really hope it isn't Unicron. I'd prefer it were someone along the lines of Overlord or Galvatron, preferably the former.

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Originally Posted by ssjkazer View Post
What if its predaking
I doubt it.

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Originally Posted by HunterRose View Post
Now that the Allspark and the Matrix are gone, and all the Autobots and Decepticons have left the planet, why would other "ancient transformers" still be coming to earth?
Revenge maybe? Someone's pissed off that Megatron's been offed yet again by the Autobots and so plans to take out his anger on Earth and humanity.

Or, maybe they've got some means of converting Earth's fuels to Energon? We probably won't find out until summer next year.
Hoptimus
I hope this ancient powerful menace is more powerful and menacing than the last ancient powerful menace.

This does not bode well- humans seem to be front and center, which I think bothers me more than I wanted it to. I'll see it of course, but I wanted more robot-on-robot action. You heard me.
Surge
Don't get your hopes up for Unicron just yet. Knowing Bay's universe, it could be anyone, even a new character maybe.
General Tekno
And it'll end with Prime eviscerating his face in some way.
mysticbiscuit
Hoping its Galvatron or Overlord. Happy the rumors are starting to circulate. It was always fun to read them and speculate before the movie is actually released.
SPLIT LIP
Sounds interesting so far. Humans dabbling in shit they shouldn't and getting themselves in trouble, Autobots to the rescue and ancient bad guy attacks.

The only thing that makes me wary of these kinds of spoilers so early is that, even if Bay himself belives this to be set in stone, things could happen and change it.
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
It has to be Unicron.
My money is on this ---^ But probably this:
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Originally Posted by Surge View Post
Don't get your hopes up for Unicron just yet. Knowing Bay's universe, it could be anyone, even a new character maybe.
I have a strong feeling those involved in the movie stuff read boards like this, so if they see Unicron overwhelmingly mentioned they may gently guide the plot away from him and insert some other name or character but in a similar capacity. Hoping they do!

And interesting if humans start going all Prime Cyrus/Breakdown and try to create their own TF bodies.

Personally I'd rather the big bad for movie 4 be someone completely out of left field, as a way to re-introduce Megatron somehow. Could be a Galvatron-like threat that eventually becomes Megatron again (or the reverse), which I'd be fine with, but I think if they're setting things up for a new threequel they won't try to bring Megs back in the first of the new movies.
Gravitybot
In light of the fact that Hasbro cancelled Beast Hunters, I'm wondering if Predaking might make it to the big screen since he was described as an ancient force in Beast Hunters.

Time will only tell!

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