Paramount Pictures is ready to move forward on a fourth Transformers film and are already looking at unleashing the robot fury in 2014. Does this mean a deal has been finalized between the studio and Michael Bay? There's been no confirmation, but we know he's been in discussions with the studio. There's also no word on who would come back to star in the movie. After the third, both Bay and Shia Labeouf said they were walking away from it. We know that Bay is at least considering jumping back on board, but none of the other original actors have been named.
I actually wouldn't mind seeing another director take on the franchise with a full new cast. Bay did a solid job with Dark of the Moon, but I think it would be nice to see the film and these robot characters through the eyes of a fresh new director who would be passionate about making it, because it seems Bay isn't really all that passionate about this franchise anymore. At this point he's only doing it for the paycheck.
Here is what Bonaventura had to say:"Michael's going to direct it and it will be in the summer of 2014. He's a cool customer, he's excited and I think the challenge there is that we are really are going to do a reboot and what that's going to be we don't even know yet."
He also responded to the rumors about Jason Statham's involvement:"No, it's so silly. We've got to get a story first."He went on to say,"It's a hybrid. I'm not involved with Spider-Man, but what I perceive Spider-Man to be is a redoing of the whole thing. It's [Transformers] not. It's an evolution, there's still continuity that's going on and yet there will be a lot of new cast and whether there will be anyone from the old cast we don't even know yet. It's going to be a whole new story. The characters who will come along will be Optimus and Bumblebee I'm sure."
Would you like to see Bay come back to direct, or would you rather see a new director take on the franchise?
娱乐快讯：一直有传言说导演迈克尔·贝会继续执导《变形金刚4》，但迈克尔·贝不久前曾表示自己还不知道会不会继续担任本系列的导演。目前在他的时间表上，唯一确定的影片就是低成本喜剧片《Pain & Gain》（暂译：“付出与收获”）。今天派拉蒙确定了《变形金刚4》将在2014年6月29日上映，迈克尔·贝也已经确认继续担任第四部的导演。
他还再次澄清了关于杰森·斯坦森出演的谣传：“不，那太傻了，我们首先要做的是发展出一个故事。你不能没有故事就定下主角。”迈克尔·贝在他的官网上也第一时间确认并回应了此条消息：“之前关于我是否会继续执导下一部《变形金刚》有很多猜测，让我在这里直接回应吧。我刚和派拉蒙签署了两部电影的合约，当然不都是《变形金刚》系列。我会先和马特·达蒙以及道恩·强森一起合作《Pain & Gain》，然后我会开始拍摄《变形金刚4》，影片将在2014年6月29日上映。”