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Transformers 4 Will Have Four-Year Time Jump, Michael Bay Teases

The plot of Transformers 4 may not remain a big mystery for much longer. Now that Michael Bay has wrapped Pain & Gain, it seems like he is shifting his focus to his fourth and final installment in the Transformers series. The director has opened up about the movie in a new interview and teased there will be a time jump between the end of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and the beginning of the new installment.

“The movie is going to continue four years on from the attack on Chicago, which was in the last movie,” Bay told TMZ. “So it’s going still to have the same lineage but going in a full, new, different direction and it actually feels really natural how it is going in that direction.”

Although little is known about the plot of Transformers 4 beyond the above details, Bay’s comments do align themselves with what he’s said previously. The new film won’t be a reboot, but it will be very separate from the prior three Transformers movies. Transformers 4 will focus on different characters including new Autobots and Decepticons, and will potentially take place beyond Earth. Add that to the fact that Mark Wahlberg has been cast as the lead, and we’re looking at a very different Transformers movie than we’re used to seeing.

Transformers 4 is due in theaters on June 27, 2014.


  • Ian

    As a fan of Transformers since I was a child, as someone who sat through all the ridiculous dreck that Shia LeBouf, Megan Fox, and Jon Turturro were spewing just for the chance to see Optimus and Megatron duking it out, the pathetic way Megatron went out in TF3 destroyed whatever remained of my interest in this series. Blagh.

  • Xaos

    I like his apparent belief that people care about the, uh, plot or whatever it is these movies have.

    That’s mean-spirited of me but man, I tried to watch the second one and was almost crawling out of my chair less than 20 minutes in.

  • JozefAL

    So, the first Transfomers movie came out in 2007 and was presumably set in 2006/7.  Transformers 2 came out in 2009 and took place 2 years after the first movie.  Transformers 3 came out in 2011 and took place about 3 years after the 2nd film.  Now, Transformers 4, set to come out in 2014 will be set 4 years after T3. 

    I see why Bay is so interested in making it so “futuristic.”  He’ll have to imagine what massive technological changes will take place between 2015 and 2017.

    Honestly, is there any director who’s more overrated than Bay?

  • Ollie

    Wait, Bay has a rating to begin with? I thought he was pretty much on a par with Uwe Boll?