After directing Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the last thing on Michael Bay’s mind was to continues the franchise. Everything indicated that a reboot was set to start production. Then, all of a sudden, Bay signed up for a forth film. The question is why?
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Bay told them the reason for the change of mind and why he decided to Return for Transformers 4.
“I thought I was done. Then the ride came out [at Universal Studios Hollywood] and the two-and-a-half-hour lines. And then you’re thinking, Oh my God, someone’s going to take this over. And you start doing a lot of soul-searching. Like, OK, I’m about to do a little movie, Pain & Gain … and the studio says they want to restart the franchise. And someone could come in here and screw it up, you know? So I’m thinking that if I do this last one, we set it on a new footing, we change a lot of things — but we keep the history of the three in place. But we broaden it so it can be set up and be carried on — it would have a better chance for survival, I guess. You know?”
He also talked a bit about the plot and if it was a reboot or not.
“No [it’s not a reboot]. We’re basically taking from the history of where it was — or where we left it in Chicago. And we’re going to carry it on from there.”
There you have it… If you like Michael Bay’s Transformers movies you have a reason to be happy because he’s back. If you don’t, then you can blame the Universal Studios Hollywood ride.
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