there will be some major changes in the Transformers 4 film

The Transformers are about to transform themselves yet again – actually Michael Bay and associates will do the transforming, and there will be some interesting changes, according to Mr. Bay. Set for release in June 2014, Transformers 4 will be “smaller”, he says, and there will be a whole new cast.

Michael was quoted as saying, “We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.” To this end, the entire cast has been redesigned; presumably the change will give those macho robots more ‘depth’ and allow for more complexity in the plots – or not. No one has been explicit about what’s different, just that number 4 takes place four years after the ending of number 3, and what may have transpired in the interim is anybody’s guess.

Transformers started as a toy franchise from Hasbro; the films and TV shows are based on and written for and about the action figures that captured the imagination of at least one generation. However they’re getting to be old hat, so to speak, and Hasbro will undoubtedly come up with some new and ever more versatile Transformers to delight millions of fans.

As for the film, Michael will continue directing, and at latest reports, the lead role will be taken by Jack Reynor, Mark Walhberg will play the father of the main character’s girlfriend, and Peter Cullen will be back as the voice of Optimus Prime, according to IMDb.

No plot line has been revealed as yet; Michael says there is a reason for the redesign they’ve done, but he didn’t elaborate on what it might be. It’s still early in the game, so the only thing for eager fans to do is wait and see what develops. Certainly the producers (and the director) are hoping whatever develops will be another blockbuster.

The Transformers are about to transform themselves yet again – actually Michael Bay and associates will do the transforming, and there will be some interesting changes, according to Mr. Bay. Set for release in June 2014, Transformers 4 will be “smaller”, he says, and there will be a whole new cast.

Michael was quoted as saying, “We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.” To this end, the entire cast has been redesigned; presumably the change will give those macho robots more ‘depth’ and allow for more complexity in the plots – or not. No one has been explicit about what’s different, just that number 4 takes place four years after the ending of number 3, and what may have transpired in the interim is anybody’s guess.

Transformers started as a toy franchise from Hasbro; the films and TV shows are based on and written for and about the action figures that captured the imagination of at least one generation. However they’re getting to be old hat, so to speak, and Hasbro will undoubtedly come up with some new and ever more versatile Transformers to delight millions of fans.

As for the film, Michael will continue directing, and at latest reports, the lead role will be taken by Jack Reynor, Mark Walhberg will play the father of the main character’s girlfriend, and Peter Cullen will be back as the voice of Optimus Prime, according to IMDb.

No plot line has been revealed as yet; Michael says there is a reason for the redesign they’ve done, but he didn’t elaborate on what it might be. It’s still early in the game, so the only thing for eager fans to do is wait and see what develops. Certainly the producers (and the director) are hoping whatever develops will be another blockbuster.