It's Not Over Yet: Michael Bay Promises Another 'Transformers' Trilogy
For better or worse, more Transformers movies are on the way. At least three more of them. We have the fourth one titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, still directed by Michael Bay, arriving in theaters this summer. As pretty much everyone completely and totally expected, Michael Bay has revealed via an Entertainment Weekly interview that this one is the first in another new trilogy of Transformers movies. There's a brand new cast this time, new 'bots, a new storyline, of course it's the start of a new trilogy. Would we expect anything less? I think not. Then again, this is about gaining new fans moving ahead in the series.
In the interview with EW, Bay revealed the news and spoke a bit about the storyline in Transformers 4, or Age of Extinction (see the teaser), which involves the Dinobots and all kinds of other characters. He says:
"It's kind of like a new Transformers," Bay says. "We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one." The next...trilogy? "Yeah, it's the first of a new trilogy," he says after a moment of hesitation. "I'm not necessarily sure that I'm doing [the others], but that's what it's meant for."
[...] "Lockdown's ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There's a lot of backstory about that ship that's not laid out here,” he says. "You're going to see a few things where you're like 'What is that? And what is that?' And you're going to see a couple shots like, 'Wait a minute, who are they?' But we don't answer those questions."
I think he means: yet. Until the trilogy continues. Lockdown, another Transformers robot character that he's referring to, is neither an Autobot or Decepticon - he's another bounty hunter who turns into a Lamborghini Aventador. "Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he's here for one person, one alien, and then he's out of here. So he doesn't really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers." Whoa. That definitely gets into all of his "what is that" shot kind of questions, but I'm still curious to see just how deep into the mythology he goes.
For now, we'll have to hold out for more footage in trailers and wait until Age of Extinction hits theaters this June. Bay won't reveal much else and is keeping the plot secret. "I like to keep things very much in the dark. But yes, you’ll understand why [Dinobots are] there when you see the movie. If you think I'm supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret." Indeed. Even before anyone has a chance to see the first one, there's already more Mark Wahlberg Transformers mania planned. Are you excited for more?