There was a lot of speculation running wild yesterday regarding the status of another Transformers movie. Fortunately, Michael Bay addressed the blogosphere, the Twitterverse, and the Intardwebz, that confirmed our worst fear – Transformers 4 is real.
Bay posted the following message on his official website:
There has been a lot of speculation about what I’m going to do next and when or if I will do another Transformers. So let me set the record straight.
I have just concluded a deal with Paramount to do two movies, but it won’t be two Transformers.
I will first do ‘Pain & Gain’ with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29, 2014.
According to producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventurea, “…we’re going to try to do a hybrid there where there will be some characters that come forward–we think, we’re still in the process of figuring it out–and some characters that don’t, but it will definitely be a different story.”
So who is excited about June 29, 2014? With over a billion dollars at stake, Paramount has a lot riding on this franchise.