Michael Bay & Steven Spielberg in Talks to Return for 'Transformers 4'
Though it sounded like his turn in the director's chair for Transformers: Dark of the Moon might be his last for the multi-billion dollar franchise, apparently director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg are already in talks with Hasbro about a fourth installment in the series. THR has word from Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner that the toy company is already in talks with the high profile filmmakers about getting yet another Transformers sequel off the ground with hopes to officially announce the project sometime next year. Clearly Hasbro isn't ready to simply let go of their transforming cash cow so easily.
The question is where the franchise will go in the next sequel, and whether or not franchise star Shia LaBeouf and other ensemble members of the cast like John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and more will return. This might be an opportunity to craft a new trilogy with a storyline outside of Sam Witwicky's interaction with the Transformers. The angle of a young kid getting his first car, only to have it be a transforming alien robot had its charms, but it would be interesting to see where an all-new story would go. There's been wild rumors of Jason Statham taking on the franchise, but I wouldn't hold my breath.