With $2.6 billion earned worldwide at the box office for the first three movies, we all knew that Transformers 4 was inevitable. And now director Michael Bay has a few things to say about it.
Speaking with Hero Complex about the newly opened "Transformers: The Ride 3D" at Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood (see video below), Bay did offer up a few nuggets of info about the fourth film in the Hasbro/Paramount giant robots franchise. While he is back to direct—although there was a brief moment of doubt about that—he said for sure that this is his last film in the series and that it will set up Transformers 5 for "the next guy."
Although he was not quoted directly, Bay added that Transformers 4 will also feature some redesigns for the robots and an entirely new cast (as predicted by star Josh Duhamel a while back). So Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—don't expect a call about the movie anytime soon.
Transformers 4, with Bay directing and a bunch of new actors, is scheduled to hit screens on June 29, 2014. Who should he hire to replace LaBeouf and the old gang? And who do you think "the next guy" should be when Bay steps away for good?