Could ‘Transformers 4′ Feature a Female Protagonist?

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It’s already been acknowledged that Transformers 4 is going to focus on a new cast of robot characters (in part for marketing purposes) and human players – though, at the least, Optimus Prime is coming back (once again, voiced by Peter Cullen). However, people such as Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Tyrese Gibson, and Josh Duhamel won’t be reprising their roles from previous films, in director Michael Bay’s supposedly-final outing with the franchise.

One of the main motivating factors behind making fresh-faced actors like LaBeouf – as well as Whitely and her predecessor, Megan Fox – the leads was to appeal to the core teenage/young adult demographic. However, seeing how TF4 is being sold as a more straight-faced film (matching the tone of the final act in Transformers: Dark of the Moon), it might make sense for the human characters to likewise grow up a bit (literally).

The latest TF4 rumors suggest that won’t be the case (shocking, we know), as the new flesh-and-blood leads are indicated to both be under the age of 19, as was the case with LaBeouf and Fox’s onscreen counterparts in the first two Transformers movies. To be specific, Spoiler TV reports that Bay and his team are looking for an actress and actor to play “a high school senior and her boyfriend a Texas racing driver,” respectively.

It ought to be pointed out that Spoiler TV identified the former of those characters as the “new female lead,” while the latter is referenced in a more off-hand manner. That could mean Transformers 4 will depart from literally every other film made by Bay to date, by featuring a female protagonist in a capacity similar to LaBeouf in the original Transformers trilogy. On the other hand, that might be little more than wishful thinking because, well… this is a blockbuster made by Michael Bay.

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Human characters – as well as the drama they come attached with – are a necessary cost-cutting measure for the Transformers movies, so you can expect TF4 to have its fair share of them. However, Bay has suggested that part of the film will take place somewhere other than Earth (and not just in flashbacks, a la the prologue to Dark of the Moon). The movie also gets going in the immediate aftermath of the destruction-happy climax to TF3, so it won’t have to waste time rehashing the Transformers’ backstory in any significant capacity.

That is to say, TF4 won’t completely abandon the formula of its predecessors, but it looks to incorporate some new ingredients into the mix to help keep this series from feeling stale (for its fans, anyway). You can color me pleasantly-surprised if the film actually takes some ‘risks’ and centers around a woman, rather than male lead – though, I’ll be downright shocked if the female leads actually proves to be interesting (and more than ‘upgraded’ eye candy).

Transformers 4 opens in theaters on June 29th, 2014.

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Source: Spoiler TV

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  1. I really would have liked to see another director on this film. If they are changing the actors and the robots wouldn’t it make sense?

    No matter what Bay does all his films have the same feel to them (which is not as bad as people make it out to be) which is campy fun mixed in with a TON of action and racing to beat the clock scenes.

    This would have been a great opportunity for the studio to go in a differnt direction and totally re-define the franchise.

    And dont be fooled….you know Shia, Optimus, and the rest of the robots will somehow be involved….at the very least extended cameos

    • Optimus is coming back, for sure (I added a note clarifying that), but Shia isn’t expected to make any sort of appearance.

      We’ll see if that changes, of course.

      • i want the autobots to at the very least talk about sam. i would feel (since im the only one that liked him XD) unsatisfied if he wasnt mentioned. just something along the lines of optimus saying his previous allie had not wanted to be apart of the war for personal reasons… i dunno, im not the writer but i want something.

        • I liked him too.

        • I completly agree but I really wish he’d be on the movie

  2. Texas racing driver + All the Jason Statham rumors =Interesting

    • He is pretty old for a seniors boyfriend.

      • It’s Hollywood they’ll make it work.

      • 37-40 is not old if the female part is between 22-25 years old.

  3. ok if we they are going the route of bring in new characters i’m all for it, but they need to have some of the ones they’ve introduced already. optimus and bumblebee will be back, but please bring back sideswipe maybe along with his brother sunstreaker. other transformers to be considered for the new movie i think are brawn, mirage, grimlock along with the rest of the dinobots. for the bad guys they might want to look at the transformers prime cartoon and introduce MECH along with new decepticons. maybe galvatron and/or unicron.

  4. ok if they are going the route of bring in new characters i’m all for it, but they need to have some of the ones they’ve introduced already. optimus and bumblebee will be back, but please bring back sideswipe maybe along with his brother sunstreaker. other transformers to be considered for the new movie i think are brawn, mirage, grimlock along with the rest of the dinobots. for the bad guys they might want to look at the transformers prime cartoon and introduce MECH along with new decepticons. maybe galvatron and/or unicron.

  5. Another Teenager ???
    I give up all hope with Bay at the helm. This won’t be Transformers again as many would like it to be !
    Sad !

    • What is wrong with a teenager taking the lead? In all of the televison series (that I remember) if there was a human it was a teen or a kid what wrong with that?

  6. I expect her outfits to be tight or skin showing and the camera will have close ups on her, especially certain areas.

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    • what would be original is if SHE was a total nerd, totally unsexy, and her “Texas race car driving boyfriend” was the one shown half nekid, leaning over his car, covered in soap suds… LOL

      • Bay would never…

  7. I hope bumblebee makes a come back and can talk! But I’m still bummed Ironide got the death in 3. Lame.

    If their casting a female my vote is for lyndsy fonseca. I know I keep saying her for marvel but I wanna see her in more films. She’s fantastic.

  8. let’s get arcee in there and have a female bot

    • Revenge of the Fallen. Arcee was the motorcycle in three components.

  9. Race car?i hope its rodimus!!!

    • No, race car would be Hot Rod, seems to me all of the Autobot leaders are trucks or larger vehicles. Not saying you are wrong. And I know Bay does not like to stray to far from source(Lord my Tongue is sticking out the side of the my cheek).

      But Hot Rod became Rodimus and transfered into a Truck/SUV Type.

  10. I hated what they did for Wheeljack in the 3rd movie. Hopefully he is brought back to life in a new body for the 4th one. Hopefully it’ll be the Mustang like his Japanese action figure.

    • Was that Wheeljack or was it Que?

  11. Where’s Michael Bay?!
    I want to hear what he has to say about this.

    • Michael Bay: “‘splosions!! boooooooom!!! whaaaaaaaa!!!! moar ‘splosions!!! need moar ‘splosions!!!”

      • lol!

      • “That’s not a plot, those are special effects.”

        • Is a “plot” when there are explosions in slow motion? Seriously, this movie is gonna be the best movie ever!

          Question: Whats better then having the main character having a hot girl for a girlfriend while fighting along robots who blow things up?

          Answer: Having the main character a hot girl fighting besides robots who blow things up!!!

          I AM ALL THAT IS MAN!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

          • I cannot believe I haven’t though of that YEARS ago… It was so simple.

      • Wait, I think you forgot to put in the almost mandatory Top heavy beauty….YA SLIPPING!

  12. If this is true, I hope ite female lead is an actual well-developed character, rather than a “well-developed” character, who is only eye candy. I’m a guy, and while I love the eye candy, when it comes to advancing the quality of the movie, I’d rather see a Katniss than a Mikayla/Carly

    • ROFLMAO
      I loved the “well developed” character comment.

      • Thanks Mike!

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      If this site had likes, I’d give one to you sir.

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  13. The 1st trilogy of films lacked continuity. Although the action scenes wer fantastic specially the forest scene in TF 2. My suggestion is they reboot and have a story that has some consistency. Not random plots that contradict previous films. N pls some decent writers who have an eye for attention to detail. Not naming a std decepticon tank devastator, the allspark shud hav led them to energon deposits, the autobots shud hav had a propa base, 2 forms of space bridge in 2 diff films which r totally diff. Why wer the cons always bigger and better than the Autobots they shud hav had the space shuttle in the 3rd as omega supreme which fought with giant snake/worm of shockwave. And the decepticons totally out numbering the autobots in the 3rd film as well was ridiculous. Pls pls pls if ur gona do sumit as huge as a TF movie/film make it right.

  14. The 1st trilogy of films lacked continuity. Although the action scenes wer fantastic specially the forest scene in TF 2. My suggestion is they reboot and have a story that has some consistency. Not random plots that contradict previous films. N pls some decent writers who have an eye for attention to detail. Not naming a std decepticon tank devastator, the allspark shud hav led them to energon deposits, the autobots shud hav had a propa base, 2 forms of space bridge in 2 diff films which r totally diff. Why wer the cons always bigger and better than the Autobots they shud hav had the space shuttle in the 3rd as omega supreme which fought with giant snake/worm of shockwave. Pls pls pls if ur gona do sumit as huge as a TF movie/film make it right.

  15. I will say it does sound interesting i liked the originals (i will say i saw Revenge of the Fallen when i was young and i haven’t seen it again so maybe if i watched it again my opinion would change) i think that Megan Fox is a terribel actress and i got a feeling i’m not alone in the department, i thought Hunington was way better than Fox she at least had more of a character than Fox did and to be honest she played it as well as she couldv’e (if there was more of a character then maybe she couldv’e done a better job). All in all i hope they take the 4th one into greater lengths and make it a lot more emotional and all although the first couple were a ton of fun they lacked plenty of emotion thats why i like 3 the best out of all of them i just thought it had a cool human side to the characters. Hope this is good

  16. This movie is gonna be good, just wait and see.

    By no means is this movie gonna be like Avatar, more like Transformers 2, but with bigger and more explosions. I cannot wait for you all to buy tickets!!!

    • Right on cue. Love your work.

      • Thank you :D

        Do you enjoy the explosions more? Or the fire?

        • Mainly just you’re posts really, lol.

          • :( You make me sad…

            • Dammit. Now i’m sad.

              • Well, you can make it up to me by buying tickets to my movie. :D

    • Lie to us again Bay, and I Will personally drop you off on one of Rosie O’Donnells cruises….And we know how that will turn out!

      • Think of Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen, but more explosions and fire. THAT is a promise Jeff W.

        Question: What is better then the main character having a hot girlfriend who fights along machines that blow things up?

        Answer: Having the main character BE the hot girl who fights along machines that blow things up!!!

        This is so simple, I can’t believe I haven’t though of that YEARS ago. :D

  17. well, there is only one actor im desperate to see in a Transformers movie, and thats Breaking Bads’s Aaron Paul A.K.A Jessie Pinkman, i honestly reckon hed be so f****** awesome in it, just like Shia he’s an actor you can be sold within, lets face it Shia made those movies, Peter Cullen the f****** legend he is made it also but i think Shia made his robotic interactions seem real, fantastic actor AARON PAUL f*** YEAH!

    • Wait….

      Shia LeBeouf and “fantastic actor” in the same sentence?

      Did you slip into this comments section from a parallel dimension where Shia can actually act and isn’t an annoying d-bag in pretty much every role he’s ever done?

      • shia is an asome actor i love all his movies… am I the only one who thinks the movie will suck without shia

  18. Can the protagonist be non-existent and then the rest of the movie follow suit?

    I hate the thought of more of these horrible movies being made. I wouldn’t have minded if they actually had decent plots and decent acting but the CGI robots are the only real reason to watch and even that gets old if it’s the only thing going on.

  19. The main protagonist be a dog for all I care. Anything is better then Shia LaDouche!

  20. well… this is awkward

    • Which one is the real Michael Bay???

      Hey, you could totally make a movie about this! Either Michael Bay (or both), get on it!

  21. *sigh*

  22. (shoulder pat)

  23. What if it turns out to be Sigourney Weaver…?

  24. Man I really really want ultra magnus in this movie and they should bring back ironhide, sideswipe,dino(mirage), ratchet, and some others

  25. Sure, have a female lead. But omg make her smoking hot and have electric guitars playing everytime she goes into shot, have her walk in slow motion in unison with it. Then give her a girlfriend, too lesbo’s fighting the system of bad robots.

  26. I don’t really mind either way since i do not like Transformers after the first film kinda like Resident evil films,but i would love to see a few Female villains in films like Predators,Prometheus sequel involving female engineers,Super hero film villainess such as enchantress in Thor, and Lycan females in Underworld 5.

  27. So we are bascially getting a female version of sam ….oh wow. But Mikala was a protagonist already, she may not have been the lead, but darn…I wish they would keep it out of high school. Eventhough she is a senoir…you meen to tell me, this is what Bay came up with ?

  28. “Trust me. Just wait and see.”
    - Michael Bay

    Three strikes, you’re out, buddy. Please make good on your promise to walk away from the TF franchise after TF3.

    Sincerely,
    Planet Earth

  29. They should bring in the character Chip from the 80′s animated series. Show him get crippled near the end of one film & see him continue to assist the Autobots in any further films maybe.

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