Now that we live in a world where famous Hollywood directors listen to crazed Internet rumors, what’s next for Michael Bay and Transformers 4? With the hiring of Mark Wahlberg to the reboot (or new trilogy depending on who you ask) anything is possible. So why not go all Dark Knight Rises and place the new film four years in the future?
While the move itself might appear to be an attempt to replicate the success of the Chris Nolan franchise, during a call-in to Internet and tabloid TMZ the director cleared up some of the confusion.
According to Bay:
“The movie is going to continue 4 years on from the attack on Chicago which was in the last movie. 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.”
If the only thing connecting the sequel is going to be the Autobots, is the four year gap really necessary? None of the human cast from the previous films are known to be returning and Shia LaBeouf was a prominent figure in all three – he was the star after all.
And honestly, since Transformers 4 can neither be classified as a sequel or a reboot, this should be known as bonified spin-off until a human personality returns to take part. That would mean our hopes for a Megan Fox return might still be possible, woo hoo!
So what do you think? Is the four year jump too much, not enough or should they just reboot the thing?