Will Michael Bay Return For Transformers 4?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

Transformers 4 Michael Bay Will Michael Bay Return For Transformers 4?

Transformers: Dark of the Moon released last week to astonishing box office results, but again and as per franchise tradition, also to a lot of negative critical reception. We at Screen Rant however, known for being vocal about our issues of the first Transformers and distaste of its sequel Revenge of the Fallen, had a blast with Transformers 3 and are eager for more.

Who else is eager for more? Not Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay, who’ve openly stated that the trilogy-closing Dark of the Moon would be the last film in the series for both of them. But money talks, and there’s a lot of money saying a lot of things right about now. So, what will it take for Michael Bay to return for Transformers 4?

Like the first Transformers, there’s more than meets the eye when watching the action-packed spectacles, and many viewers need to see the film twice to take it all in. I needed to watch the first Transformers more than once on the big screen and so for Dark of the Moon, after joining a local screening, I was able to fly to Miami to watch it a (well-needed) second time in a private screening with Michael Bay.

With Miami being a “second home” to Bay, he made sure that Paramount held a special screening there for the film in addition to the big premieres and I was able to partake in the fun thanks to WOMWorld/Nokia. Although it wasn’t a press-focused premiere like the Moscow and New York Transformers 3 events, this more intimate night out did have a red carpet setup for Michael Bay, star Tyrese Gibson and the Red Bull Air Force base jumpers. Yes, those intensely brave people who jumped out of the Trump Towers in downtown Chicago to make that momentous action sequence in the film possible, were there and they arrived in style.

Jumping out of a low-altitude helicopter in the pouring rain, several members of of the Red Bull Air Force base-jumped with their wingsuits and landed in the intersection in front of the Regal South Beach Cinema where the movie was being screened and that was how our night began.

Before the film played, Michael Bay said a few words to the packed audience, reiterating what Miami means to him and his career and he touched on how this moment in time was “bittersweet” for him, in that he’s happy to have accomplished what he did with the third Transformers film and the six years of his life he’s dedicated to the series but he’s sad that it’s his last. Of course, this was met with “boos” from the crowd who want more (Trans4mers anyone?).

“This is bittersweet because this is probably the last one for me… [crowd boos] … Hey, hey, but, but, last night it opened in America and did somewhere like $50 million dollars. Now in movie speak, $50 million in one day, on a Wednesday, that’s freaking awesome so…”

“Probably,” “but” and “so” a firm denial do not make. Tomorrow, Transformers: Dark of the Moon will pass the half-billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office so yes, Transformers 4 is coming and it’ll be in 3D, and Paramount Pictures and Hasbro will sure want Michael Bay back in the director’s chair. And I think he’ll do it.

After Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bay planned on taking a break from the Cybertronian wars and tone it down to work on a little passion project of his, Pain & Gain. After meeting with Speilberg about Transformers 3 however, they moved on to that instead and they managed to bring each of the heavy CGI movies out two years apart.

Bay won’t let that happen again as he has a strong desire to get to work on Pain & Gain and perhaps begin work on Bad Boys 3.

Giving the Transformers franchise a little break after Dark of the Moon may be best for everyone. It’ll let the studio plan out how to launch another trilogy, it’ll give give fans a chance to calm their brains down, and it’ll give Bay some time to work on something different before returning – assuming that’s something he ends up being willing to do and if it’s something Paramount is willing to wait for.

Would you like to see Bay continue at the helm of Transformers film franchise?

Be sure to check out Screen Rant’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon review and join on on the spoilers discussion if you want to share your ideas for Transformers 4.

[Update: Producer Don Murphy explains that Transformers 4 will not be a reboot, will kick off second trilogy.]


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  1. can i be in tranformers 4 pls ? my email is mattsuperpower@gmail.com email me if u want me in the moive :) pls

  2. i want to be in moives its my dream for my life :) im 13

    • i agree with ou its my wish as well but i think its impossible!!
      even though im hoping for it so badlyyyyyy.

  3. I think you should continue making these movies why stop making them when there the biggest action movies of the year I’m a big fan on transformers I love these movies and I’d hate to see them go back track please Michael bay I enjoy watching these movies I got all transformers movies lease make transformers
    4 and I have a good name for transformers 4 . Transformers 4 the final destination and I hope one day I can be in a part of your movie please make another transformers movie.

  4. i think they should continue to make these movies transofmers could be like the new star wars theres a lot of ideas for a 4th one and im sure that would open up even more ideas but if its true that shia and michael wont to a 4th movie than it should end at just 3 because you cant just change producers like that and shia makes the movie hes been the main character from the start so keep the same characters from the first 3 or stop the movies

    • i agree but it would be nice to make a 4th transformers but i mean starscream died megatron died shockwave died sound wave died centinal died so unless michale bay is gona make up another charcter thats bad or turns bad i dont think theres gona be a 4th one :(

  5. In dark of the moon a couple of things i saw that were puzzling. towards the end when they jump out of the top window of the glass building when you see them sliding down the view shows that none of the windows are broken opened. and towards the end i seems like shockwave got killed twice, once by lennox, epps, and others, then what looks like shockwave getting killed again by optimus

  6. i found a back round pic of optimus and a metal dinosaur i think that would be kinda cool.

  7. in revenge of the fallen the mudflap twins and jolt survived, but they arent shown in dark of the moon

  8. I am a die hard transformer fanatic please keep’em coming!!!

    • in reply to tremaine g.

  9. i realy want transformers 4 to come i realy liked all the three moives so far

    i realy realy hope they make a 4 transformers

    and my dream is to be in movies yeah i’m 17
    if michael bay are gona make a 4 film it would mean the world to me i’m the guy that is not so glad in movies but when i saw the first transformers 1 i was so Estonishing by the film and the 2 other so i hope they will do a 4 film =)

  10. hi

  11. hello

  12. Towards the end of the 1st transformers frenzys face gets destroyed by his own flying blades,but in the 2nd movie they show frenzys full face in a display case underneath agent simmons deli store. so im left confused and wondering

    • that was the picture that epps took while he was being attacked at the first of the movie and simmons got it

  13. in the 2nd movie when they break into the smithsonian air and space museum, when leo is in the bathroom and tazes the security guard, when leo trips over him he asks agent simmons how many times can u get tazed in the nuts before you have kids, but in the movie it shows him getting tazed in the chest them stomach

  14. i agree, they should make a 4, but not for a while atleast, they need people to think hard about the Storyline for the movie, make it something we can “awe” at, something radical :]

  15. i agree, they should make a 4, but not for a while atleast, they need people to think hard about the Storyline for the movie, make it something we can “awe” at, something radical :)

  16. in the first movie the cube destroys megatron, so how does a sliver of it bring him back to life?

    • because the dicepticons plan was to all apliances became thier warriors so they captured the sliver and brang megatron back to life

  17. I think these series of movies. turns out 4 is coming out! but all franchises have downers:( they are replacing the hole INTIRE HUMAN CAST! :( THAT TOTALLY SUCKS well if there going to replace the intire HUMAN CAST they should just have a flash back of the war for Cybertron that’ll be cool (:-) or have sams kids fighting off the evil dicepticons!

  18. in transformers revenge of the fallen when same and his parents are at college, when his mom ate the “weed brownies”, she doesn’t act like someone who tried weed for the first time

  19. in trans formers 3 when it first shows megatron in the desert with starscream and sound wave when megatron feeds those little critters in the barrels what about those couldnt michale bay use those for the 4th trans formers

  20. i really hope they make a transformers 4 im a huge fan and everybody knows they cant keep making transformers but they could at lest make 1 or 2 more and thats it

  21. if you make a transformers 4 the name that mathew made was good and the 4th one could be a flash back of what all happend on cybertron!!

  22. a forth transformers is coming in 2014

  23. Guys !! I heard transformers 4 is under process
    is it true ??

  24. pls make tranformer 4 i love transformer movie plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • I love these movies s much to stay michael and shia

  25. nice, i will mark that Year :)

  26. pls make transformer 4 plsssss :)

  27. i am sick to dealth of people who makes films changing actors if your going to do the film stick to the same people who did it in the first place same actors plz or i will not be interested no more or dont make it simple the guy who plays sam he is gd and no one will replace him if u change actors in the 4th dont expert me to watch it likei did with spiderman when they changed him in the new one no offence if u dont think these actors are not gd enough why ask them to do them in the first place micheal bay if your going to make the 4th plz for the love of god stuck to the same people as people will get bored and not bother i loved every single tranformers film as my kids loved them if u ge a other person to do it and not the main one who did all three dont expert people to be interested because i for one will not buy it and that i can promise u


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