Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Has Really 'Redesigned Everything'
The forthcoming sequel Transformers 4 already has Mark Wahlberg lined up for a role, and rising star Jack Reynor as the young male lead. Though a female co-star is still needed, development on the blockbuster sequel slated for release on June 27th, 2014 continues. Though Michael Bay himself has said that this sequel doesn't serve as a franchise reboot, despite having all-new human cast members, it does sound like a pseudo-reboot that happens to acknowledge the mythology that the first three films created. Bay talked with Forbes saying, "To freshen the franchise, we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom."
Bay continued to talk about the style of the new sequel:
"The history of the first three movies is still there. We start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. We keep the 'Transformers' the way they were. It’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go."
Okay, so they keep the Transformers they way they were, but they've been redesigned. Basically, I think he means that the characters won't change dramatically, but their appearance has likely been upgraded and they'll have some new armor, maybe a more modern automobile look. And considering plenty of new cars have made their way to the big screen through Transformers, I'm betting one of the new cars on the scene will be the 2014 Corvette Stingray, which is different than any of the previous models. It could make for one bad ass Autobot next summer. Stay tuned for more updates soon.