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'Transformers 4' Lands New Female Lead and Plot Details Revealed?

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March 27, 2013
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Nicola Peltz

If you've forgotten about The Last Airbender, we're sorry to remind you that the abysmal M. Night Shyamalan movie still exists. However, you might need to recall the film to remember female lead Nicola Peltz as director Michael Bay revealed on Twitter (via ComingSoon) that she has been cast as the female lead in Transformers 4. The news comes two months after we learned that the new male lead is Jack Reynor, though he's not taking over Shia LaBeouf's character since a whole new cast of human characters will be utilized in this sequel. In addition, some plot details have surfaced to give us some story direction.

Last week, the Michigan Film Office let the Detroit area know that Transformers 4 was going to be shooting in the area this spring. Along with that information came this plot synopsis:

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.

However, Paramount Pictures has said this plot information is false, and it has since been removed from the film office's post. This could be damage control, but the Michigan Film Office could also have just snagged a fan-written synopsis online somewhere. Either way, we're interested to see where this sequel goes with a whole new cast of humans interacting with the Transformers. The only thing we know for certain is that Bay said, "This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy." Stay tuned for more.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

"This is going to be a masterpiece"....said no-one ever.

Danimal on Mar 27, 2013

2

What happened to Armageddon and Bad Boys Micheal Bay?! The cast is no where as good as the cast in the original trilogy, except for Mark Whalberg. What's going on in Bay's mind?!

Luis Eduardo Ortiz on Mar 27, 2013

3

The Rock, too.

$126191 on Mar 27, 2013

4

did you even read what did Bay wrote? he said ''this transformers will feel very different than the last three'', the new cast was took purposely since the movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago in the third movie, and Michael said that they're embarking on a new trilogy, although it's a big risk for him after how the fans react to the new female lead cast (Rosie Huntington) instead of Megan Fox in the third movie. this is a major change up for for the transformers trilogy.

michael77 on May 21, 2013

5

"If you've forgotten about The Last Airbender, we're sorry to remind you that the abysmal M. Night Shyamalan movie still exists." Made me smile 🙂 Thank you, Ethan!

Davide Coppola on Mar 27, 2013

6

Why does there have to be a female lead? Anyway, that menace is Unicron right? That'll make up for it.

OfficialJab on Mar 27, 2013

7

Dinobots PLEASE!!!

JBrotsis on Mar 27, 2013

8

He must have thought "lets find a girl who acts worse than Megan Fox"

Brian Sleider on Mar 27, 2013

9

No Shia no Rosie no transformers/:|

Top Gear Fan 333 on Mar 27, 2013

10

Come on audi R8 and ferarri f12 berlinetta

Top Gear Fan 333 on Mar 27, 2013

11

Wait, there's a plot this time?

OogaBooga on Mar 27, 2013

12

More CG city-wide destruction on Earth? *yawn* Why don't they take the story to a new Cybertron or something instead. Go bigger. Isn't that Bayhem's thing?

$126191 on Mar 27, 2013

13

I can't wait till a director (especially of the Transformer franchise) finally figures out you don't need human characters, especially for very anthropomorphic beings like the Transformeres. Look at Wall-E, the best parts of the movie were when Wall-e was without humans. Give us 100% Transformers and Cybertron. We need that extra time to focus on the Autobot characters.

si1ver on Mar 27, 2013

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