Fans of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies rejoice, for the director has confirmed that Transformers: Age of Extinction is the start of a brand new trilogy. Whether this makes you happy or very very upset, here is what Bay said in an interview with EW:
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Bay says. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.” The next…trilogy? “Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy,” he says after a moment of hesitation. “I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
So you have been warned!
Bay also revealed some character details to EW:
He teased the inclusion of the Dinobots: “I like to keep things very much in the dark. But yes, you’ll understand why they’re there when you see the movie”
Grimlock is the main Dinobot, and in our image gallery below of character portraits, there is a bonus image of Grimlock which was published by EW. Bay told them he’s an “all-digital creation, he’d be 150 feet long from tail to nostrils, 63.5 feet tall from the ground to the top of his horns, and weigh 850 tons”
Bay was more open about Lockdown, the Transformer with a gun for a face in the trailer:
“Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here,” Bay says. “So he doesn’t really want to take sides. The cause and balance of the galaxy is kind of messed up when different species play with different species. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.”
He continued explaining more about Lockdown, and how Age of Extinction will be setting up the next two films, rather than answering questions:
“Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here,” he says. “You’re going to see a few things where you’re like ‘What is that? And what is that?’ And you’re going to see a couple shots like, ‘Wait a minute, who are they?’ But we don’t answer those questions.”
The story of Age of Extinction see’s the Autobots hunted by humans, and clearly the events in The Dark of the Moon have had an effect on the relationship between Optimus Prime, his Autobots and mankind. We no longer want them on our planet, and Bay promises a very angry Optimus Prime in this film. “He’s done good for earth, and he’s been f–ked over.” said Bay.
The last film, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” grossed $1.1 billion worldwide in 2011 — the highest of all three pics. Overall, the franchise has hauled $2.6 billion in the global box office.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is directed by Michael Bay, and written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller and Li Bingbing.
Transformers: Age of Extinction will arrive in cinemas on 10th July 2014.
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.