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Michael Bay Reveals New ‘Transformers’ Details

If you thought the next Transformers film would feature robots with testicles made of wrecking-balls, think again! According to director Michael Bay, that kind of “goofiness” will be completely wiped away from next summer’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.

“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool,” he told Yahoo. “This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].”

“It feels like a new chapter, this movie,” he continued. “But it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh… I’m feeling really good about this one. I love my cast. There’s a huge scale to this, but also huge soul.”

Read the full story for more on Bay’s reliance on practical effects in the film, as well as some details from Mark Wahlberg on his role as the series’ new leading man.

Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2014.


  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Let’s just cut down on Optimus Prime coldly executing helpless enemies as well, yeah?

  • nailsin

    Looks like Wahlberg has gas.

  • Vizator

    No, more of that. Waaaaaay more! Yeah? But wait, when has he ever executed anyone “helpless”? Yeah?

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Remember how that Decepticon at the start of the second movie is saying ‘The Fallen shall rise’? Rather than ask him what he’s on about, Optimus shoots him dead. Great plan, there.

    And Optimus just cold executes Megatron at the end of the third movie. No. That’s just as out of character as anything that happened in ‘Man of Steel’.

  • CommonSense

    How did Optimus execute Megatron? Megatron was armed and was taken down by a one armed Optimus.

  • stephenmonteith

    “I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool,” he told Yahoo. Congratulations, Mr. Bay, the first Transformers was certainly “less cool”.

  • Toby Boykin

    Actually, if you’ve ever read Superman comics, he has to kill the Phantom Zone Criminals with Kryptonite which is when he vows to never kill again. Man of Steel was full of Phantom Zone Criminals so it was just following the comic. Perhaps Supes could have talked him into playing hopscotch but that didn’t happen. Optimus didn’t cold blooded kill Megatron. The dude had been terrorizing and killing humans for the past three movies, so he ended him to preserve human life. After their fight though, and Sentinel was defeated, he did cold bloodedly kill him, but he deserved it.

  • Vizator

    Hate to break it to you pal, but when you’re at war for 10 million years, you execute your enemies, especially if you’re on a planet full of inferior beings with no place to hold them. The Transformers don’t have the same society as we do. Think more Judge Dredd than whatever hippie commune you live in. Making the hard decisions is totally in character for Prime and one of the few good things about those awful movies.

  • Elias Algorithm

    Michael Bay has a soul? I’m shockwaved.

  • Happily LS

    That’s such a bizarre phrase, “very suburban, less cool”. I don’t even know what that means when applied to a movie. Is that his way of saying the movie was intended for young white kids?

  • Kabuce

    Same history, so what’s the bet on whether or not we’ll see Sam Witwicky, even in a cameo?

  • twincast

    If he really manages to keep his abysmal frat boy sense of humor out of it, this could actually be a watchable Transformers film for once. (Not that I have any hope for a sensible plot.) Whodathunkit?

  • stephenmonteith

    Or suburbanites in general. Just look at Sam’s parents in those films; or at Sam himself.