February 14th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
'Transformers 4' arriving in June 2014
Another installment of the "Transformers" franchise is officially on the way, whether Shia LaBeouf wants to be a part of it or not.
The actor, who has starred in the series since 2007, said while doing press for the third film, 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," that he wasn't interested in battling the 'bots again. (His co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, on the other hand, has been game to come back.)
Paramount announced the fourth installment on Monday, confirming that filmmaker Michael Bay will be back in the director's chair.
Once Bay is done with "Pain and Gain," a movie about a group of bodybuilders who go on a kidnapping, extortion and murder excursion in Florida, he'll get to work on the fourth "Transformers."
The statement didn't mention which actors will be part of the next installment, but we already have a release date: June 29, 2014. Are you excited?
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I can't wait for the fourth to come out! I hope Shia still decides to be in the movie though. He plays the roll of Sam really well.
Paramount rock it once again means the fourth time n for future.......
The latest film ever about science fiction is the damn "TRANSFORMERS"
rokkk it bay.......!!!!!!!
I think his Transformers Movies are great cant wait to see the next one, and if u say ur a fan and you hate the movies you are not a true fan, there are many different transformers incarnations and they all tell their own story, so his movies tell their own stories, so therefore theyre amazing as stand alone series but based on G1 then no but they are great.
you said that a true transfan must like the movies,but a true transfan would have tolerance for all continuites.
However,CNN is not the place for this,lets take it to Seibertron.com
Jason Statham already signed up for the main role in Transformers 4. His fiancé Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was already in the past Transformers, so Statham was constantly on the set. He agreed to do it, woth Rosie. The only issue is who the decepticons will be.
Mr. Auto Bay, please include the Dinobots. Also, make the movie have more heart... but, with less humans.
I love all of these movies i am a true transformers fan i say keep them coming i just PRAY nothing happens to peter cullen before this movie comes out hes the best optimus prime in the world if he dies optimus dies...
Shia LaBeouf must be apart of this movie or else it isnt worth to see it
I got plans for Bay to use
If MB was smart
hed watch a little of Transformers Prime,
its more true tp the Transformers history and story
and to be honest its more entertaining
Bring back transformers BEAST WARS!!
He doesn't want to do another Transformers movie? Really, what other serious acting has the guy done? In what instance could he be slated as a serious actor? If he can pull it off, great. But his hefty paycheck comes from towing the line for the Transformers. Frankly, I wouldn't choose to bite the hand that feeds in his particular situation.
Would love to see this film go crazy. Bring in Hot Rod or Rodimus and Ultra Magnus. The dinobots and the arialbots would be a good addition too. Not to mention Unicron or Galvatron. There are sooo many angles that could be taken and pick up right where Dark of the Moon left off.
Great. he can continue to ruin one of my favorite childhood memories with more crappy movies!!!
Michael Bay really needs to stop making movies or at least die.
Maybe, if we are lucky, the Mayans are right, and the world will end before Bey inflicts this movie upon us.
SERIOUSLY....these movies are total crap!
i think it would be great but it would be better if meagn fox came back
it would'nt be a transformers without sam.
Transformers 4: The Return Of Liberal Garbage.
The story line matters only a little. Actors as well, it's all about CGI, battles and action. The third one was absurd, Malchovich's character was dumb and irrelevant but the action was cool and 3D was one of the best so far. I enjoyed it for what it was, we need popcorn movies, they have their place and the fact that they are the movies that bring the most money only proves it. The only way these movies fail is when they can't deliver on what they fan base expect from them.
omg!! please shia!!!! keep making them!!!!!!!!!! i will NOT go see it if he is NOT in any new ones that they make. he is the reason why they are soooo awesome! he is such an AWESOME actor! and soooo hot!!!!!!! hehe!!
Personally, I think the only way to go at this point is a Prequel... the Story of CyberTron... the War. This means all Transformers and no humans.....
Im not even sure where you would go with a Sequel anyway. I mean how many secret hidden things on earth can there be.
There was no point for sequels. All has been done and explained in the 1st Installment. Moreover, Bay is a liar, he told everyone that the 3rd part T:DOTM will be his last one!
Bay is a liar. He said the 3rd part would be his last!
I know a lot of people may not like this Transformers series, but if you don't like it then I have an idea...DON'T GO SEE IT. All of you that said you hated it watched the first-third and will more than likely watch the 4th. it's an action movie that is more so centered for teens and young adult men. it's alien robots fighting alien robots for crying out loud. with that being said, the only way bay can have any success on the 4th movie is for him to set it on cybertron and do a prequel. Megatron, Fallen, Shockwave,Starscream, and Sentinel are all dead. He could bring in Unicron but then he would have to bring in Primus too and since cybertron got destroyed, that means Primus is dead too. but its just my opinion. Bay could probably find a good use for Unicron.
BRING BACK MEGAN FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
apa? mau dateng lagi? diantos atuh...
Smdupdf, Michael Bay keeps making movies because they keep making the studios money!
i personally enjoyed all 3 movies say what you want to but they all had good action and they all had good effects which at the end of the day thats why we watch movies like Transformers we dont watch them for their epic storylines i grew up watching transformers i was a fan then and i am a fan now and if they make a hundred movies i will see them all and i will buy all of the bluerays i personally would also like to see them make a thundercats movie sometime in the near future and possibly a new He-Man movie but hey i am just a fan and they dont pay me to make these decisions
and just a side note i dont think any of the characters should return maybe start a new storyline as any fan of the transformers cartoons will recall there are limitless senarios they can pick up and run with or as far as that goes make up a new one nothing says that the new franchise has to stay with the storyline of a dang near 30 year old cartoon
I'm actually that f@g, the mad rap3er
Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies...
I can't understand why people continue to support these films. Each one was been cinema of the lowest order, the action is poorly edited, the effects are an indistinguishable mass of churning gears, the humor is insulting, the plots incomprehensible, the characterization is non-existent and they are all an hour too long. Call me a hater bu these movies are terrible, and yes I am including the last 40 mins of the TF3 in that statement. In conclusion a continuation of the series without all the main characters but bring back the same film-maker is not a reboot it's a sequel.
Sorry for the rant but damn I hate these movies!
and why shouldn't he make a T4? its too much money not to be made!
i remember reading that he wouldn't make a 4 ? yeah all those millions cant just go to another movie!
All the Transformers movies have sucked and if it came back, it better be animated like the 1980's cartoon movie which is still the best Transformers movie to date.
Please film this ALL in stereoscopic 3D and have new 3D models made vs what you did in part 3, Bay! 2D conversions, 2D robot models, dumbing down the depth to make the 2D conversions 'blend naturally'!!! Shame shame.
More Bumble Bee, It needs more Bumble bee..... Oops!! Cowbell, I meant it needs more Cowbell!
I'll watch as many as they wanna make!!!! Love me some Transformers :):):):):)
I'd watch a dozen of them if they put them out. Funny how many people think a series of movies called Transformers revolve solely around interchangable actors, seriously who couldn't have played Shia and Fox's roles, & not the transforming robots. The real question is how is a movie about some 'roided out devients more important?
Please don't let that Rosie Whitten-whatever come back if Shia comes back. The chemistry between them was horrible and it was the worst thing about Dark of the Moon. I don't think Megan Fox is a Meryl Streep but they need to beg her to come back.
please let someone from Hasboro take this over and make it cool again!
Yah, if I get to be in it.... I can not wait either way!!! I love Transformers!!! I would love to have a role in this movie!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
Wait isn't Transformers 4 coming out this may...oh no wait that's Battleship the movie!
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Please don't make another one. I think the world has had enough.
(Comment for use with any Star Wars sequels, prequels, and re-releases in "3-D.")
now its is time to Bring UNICRON that is what everybody is waiting for off the final installment of the Transformer franchise it will be explosive BUT the story must be torqued up detailish action ...............again EXPLOSIVE it would cake hard world wide................... caaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeee
Not sure if I have the right movie...did 1 of them have Josh Duhmal(sp) in it?
So ready for the 4th but seriously Shia LaBeouf needs to be in it. I was so distraught watching the 3rd without Megan Fox, c'mon Shia don't let your fans down!!!!
Also,in 2014,in honor of the new movie,Transformers G1 celebrates 30 years.
I would like to see what he will do with another Transformers movie, especially if the plan is to end the series and leave no loose ends. I am concerned with who they will bring in it anyway though, because every bad guy is pretty much done for and killed off. Galvatron, Unicron, and Rodimus would be great to see in this one. As for the other comment of no Shia, that is another issue, I hated when they got rid of megan fox, even though i didn;t mind rosie, but to get rid of the actual main character that would be ludicrous so whatever michael bay has to do to get shia to stay involved he should because that is the key character .
if the guy who played sam isnt in this one den they shud just make the 4th one a prequal to the last 3 cuz they wud already got rid of two of the main characers n if its gunaa be a prequal than it shud be on cybertron wit just transformers like unicron n show how there planet got destroyed
Personally, I don't mind another Transformers so long as they don't mess it up terribly (it'll probably happen anyway).
I could care less about the stupid romance between the humans and whatnot, I want to see more robots!
Hope he does not use the same model he did last time! Ruined the entire movie!
Bay is to Transformers as Lucas is to Star Wars. Both have totally destroyed the franchise and have sold out for the cash.
if they bring unicron they have to bring hot rod aka rodimus prime back too
transformers is the best movie da last 3 summer
I hope they bring back Megatron as Galvatron.
I don't get the people that complain about these films. What are people expecting going into a Transformers movie? It's not like Bay's trying to make some insightful film about the impact of an alien robot invasion on Earth. It's frickin Transformers. The same Transformers that's designed for 8 year old boys from the 80s. It's not gonna have Godfather level dialogue and it would be boring if it did. The main selling point of this franchise is action and there's almost no point in focusing on anything else. It's a KID'S movie. All you nostalgic 30 something's from the 80s AREN'T the target audience.
Exactly!!! Your post should have ended this entire conversation(except for your very last sentence, i just turned 40 today and have really enjoyed all three and will be patiently awaiting the fourth). It's all about the action, special effects, and FUN! Hell, Betty White could play the hero and I'd still be in line to see it!
I'm one of those 30 somethings, but I understand that the movie wasn't designed with me in mind, and why should it be? Transformers was for kids in the 80s back when I was young, and it's STILL for kids today. Why would that change?
They BETTER feature Unicron this time!!!
If you don't like Michael Bay films and your a guy you have to hand in your man card.
TO megatron,, perfect time to do the UNICRON thing,, reincarnate to galvatron and the sweeps..
personally i would welcome a 4th.. i like the series but the 3rd was not as good as the 1st and 2nd ..
other than that each to there own.. like it or not..
For the Love of God.... PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!
If the series can take on a different and more exciting atmosphere/character (e.g., like the way Batman did), then I wouldn't mind seeing more movies. Let's see the Dinobots!
#1) I refuse to watch a transformers movie where Megatron does not turn into a gun.
#2) If Hasbro wants to make real money they should make a feature length MLP:Friendship is Magic movie for the bronies.
"Transformers 4: Bring Earplugs"
I didnt see the third because megan fox wasnt in it so you know what to do call that smoking hot lady and apolygize
A man like Michael Bay does not make films for the money – not anymore – so I have to wonder WHY he would make a fourth film when the third one was so awful. I know it's only my opinion, and I do respect him as a filmmaker, but why not try to redefine himself and do something fresh?
It has to be money....I mean what else could it be? Unless he wants to actually try to prove that he can make a movie focused on the actual STORY and WRITING over the effects....lol, yeah that isn't likely.
He probably was bribed by the girl that stared in the 3rd that if he made a 4th with her in it, she would date him or something......?
Maybe Michael Bay is a true 1980's fan of the original cartoon series as a lot of us in this chat room are... Most of these naive comments posted are from 1990's children that never had the chance to appreciate a beautifully crafted cartoon series such as The Transformers... Which was so Popular that it made the big screen as a cartoon movie in the late 80's... All you 90's kids should check out a breakthrough masterpiece of transformers History... Unicron is on the way... ALL SHOULD BEWARE!! !
Michael Bay is contending with George Lucas of how much more rubbish can be milked out of the franchise. Lucas struck gold with the original Star Wars trilogy, then he made the garbage that came to be known as the "prequel trilogy" and now he the cartoons. Bay is trying to follow suit, except the Transformers movies have been rubbish from the beginning.
Yeah, I was about to say "Except the Star Wars movies are actually GOOD."
Even the prequels are masterpieces compared to Transformers. (I did like the last prequel though)
The problem with ANY movie Michael Bay directs is that is focuses SOLELY on effects over story.
The prequel trilogy for Star Wars was also fantastic, I dont know what you were watching. It wasn't like later on he decided to add more to the story, he already had a back story that he decided needed to be told. It gives the original trilogy more depth.
Fourth should be the last and best one to end in a big bang. That's a good way to suck tarnsformers dry until it is re risen in a decade or so.
I actually enjoyed them so far, I really loved the collapsing building scene in the last one. The blonde girl needs to go. I swear her acting had me banging my head against the person seating next to me. So yeah 2014 (life spared) I'll definitely watch it. Also, please God no more Twilight :'(
Is the POTC releasing another lol? Now this is a franchise that doesn't quit.
Transformers is a big screen adventure. However, Megan needs to come back. I could see Rosie being a quick fix as a guy needs his play toys, but the true stars will always be Shia and Megan. If it wasn't for this article, I would have never remembered that Rosie was her name. Get it together Bay and make Megan happy! If you do, I promise to fork out the money for my kids and me.
I guess my confession will expose me as a non-elitist movie going but looking forward to number four. All three of my children have enjoyed the series and have insisted on me buying the DVD's, so unlike so many of you who are saying, "no, no, no", my children and I will be saying, "yes, yes, yes!".
obviously you all are not Transformers fans...
Well said Jon!!! I was excited as soon as I saw another was coming. While I am a bit leary of having more than a trilogy I am very curious about the possible story line because each movie got better and better with the exception of the 2nd one. seemed they tried to go too big too fast. can't wait though!
It be nice if Shia LaBeouf is going to be in the film, even nicer to see Megan Fox in it as well....(FAT CHANCE) on that one!! Be interesting to see the film, but if LaBeouf is not in the movie, I will not see it
What the hell! What about Bad Boys 3!!!
what about spider-man 4, o wait, i forgot their doing a remake of it now -.- and it looks retard as hell with all these new aged era actors that look lame as hell
Scott Van Tastic: Exactly what I thought. I'm happy he's making TF4, but I so want Bad Boys 3.
They should have stopped it at the second one, unless they kept Meagan Fox, and I'm a straight girl saying that, she was a better actor and I absolutely hate it when producers fire actors and replace them. Besides, they couldn't have a Transformers without Shia LaBeouf, especially if they kept the new girl.
Fox runied herself by dissing the franchise.
@ debbie and jeez.... you guys are so right. rosie didnt do much for me either. the chemistry between them was not as good and i think megan should come back.
This could be he start of the rebirth of real v/movies again. And o those who think its "lame" or "stupid" to do another one. I'm guessing you all were born in the 90's. There are so many more pieces to this puzzle that he can put together. Such as the transformation of Megatron to Galvetron . . . But you all wouldn't know that. . . .#Lethimcreate! ! ! !
cheers to that.
Right on! I agree with you on that.
Should be Transformers 4: Enough Already!
Transformer 4: Optimis falls in love of a Mercedes Benz tractor Trailer. "rev for me baby!"
Every movie of the Transformers was getting better and better. I can't wait for the 4th! Please don't replace new actors with same role. Hope to see most of the actors come back.
Actually, every one of them got worse and worse.
actually starcream is dead as well not to many else left.
i totally agree! i loved them as a kid and love them even as an adult. although the first and second were good i wasnt that impressed with the third one (maybe because of the different actress) it took on a different light. but all in all i love these movies and im looking forward to the fourth edition to my collection!!!!!
These movies were hella-lame. No cool zombies in them at all.
give it up, its going to happen. it made hollywood money. it made even more money on the blurays. we can gripe about it, but nothing is stopping the Bayformer franchise from making the money. That being said, I just want to know who's going to play the bad guy. Megatron, Sentinal, and Shockwave are all dead. Starscream, Soundwave are the only two left for the decepticons to turn to. And no, I don't think Unicron is going to be it, unless they make a 2nd trilogy based on him.
There are plenty of Decepticons to choose from. Just like the story from the original cartoon, they could bring in Galvatron, Scourge.......Bruticus, which would be awesome. I'm not a big fan of Bay's designs for the Transformer Characters, and the waste of good story lines, and miss-use of good characters, but take out LaBeouf, and the 4th Transformer movie has a chance.
The zombies were in the movie theatre seats.
Please stop. It's not like these films are based on a series of novels. I thought only horror movies went the way of several meaningless sequels (see Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street).
You understand that they are based on about 7 seperate cartoon series, most of them meaningless? I mean, what do you expect based on the source material?
I'm sorry are you unaware of the comic series that has held a cult status for decades?
Oh feel free to dismiss that fan group. You really think you'd have Batman, Superman, Spider-man, X-men without that fan base?
This is one series I was happy to see end (so I thought)...
Im sorry but the transformers movie have been a big disappointment
lol, are you that dum. I mean if you don't like something pay it no mind, you can't do that or something. If you don't like it, protest by not seeing it. but help me out on this. there so many people on the net thats just like you. why come to a place on the net, that you don't like,help me out on that one.
@thetruth dumb*, its reactions like yours trolls expect, and you're such a hypocrite, you obviously didn't like his post yet you payed mind to it
Michael Bay is obviously going to keep going with the Transformer franchise until he drives it into the ground. Mr. Bay, we know you want to keep your money maker going but there comes a time when enough is enough and it's best to let it go out on top instead of sacrificing the quality and integrity of the franchise to the point that nobody wants to see it anymore. Just like there's too may Freddy Kruger movies, and Saw movies, too many Transformers is NOT a good thing...
Would that be the quality and integrity of what's basically a 30 minute weekly toy commercial from the 80s? Get off your high horse, it's not like the source material was frickin Shakespeare.
Freddy Kruger movies was good, all of them. thats why I'm glad they stop it when they did. but if the right person come along, they can remake it bigger and better. But you need the right one. Stop crying and leave it be. they didn't want him to do the first they said he would mess it up. he did it and did good. 2 said the same thing he did it, and it gross more then the first. they cried about the 3rd one, he did it, and it was in the book of the most watch. NOW HERE COMES 4, how about you just wait and see, befor you open up and say something
Transformers have been around for almost 30 years, there have been multiple cartoons and comic books, and toys. That being said, there are tons of story lines that they could make a movie about, who cares what actors they have in them, I watch them for the transformers themselves because I grew up watching them. Keep the movies coming and people will watch them I promise. Look at the X-men movie series, they have already had 5 movies with more on the way and they are going strong.
superb waiting 4 dis flick...
America wants more Bayformers! Kraw! KRAWWWWWWWWW! <- Explosion sounds.
O my goodness, PLEASE keep em coming, there are so many story lines and villians to introduce, why not blow away the Harry Potter Franchise, LOTR, who cares if you don't like Michael Bay, I leave feeling jacked up, seeing the good guy win, bad guy lose, and a lot of fun along the way. God Bless America
its too early to be excited about it.
Shia LaBeouf must be apart of this movie or else it isnt worth to see it .... please make sure you dont destroy this movie and get ride of him
I love Shia, but he's not essential to the transformers brand...I think that character has run its course, I think his relevance has always seemed a tad bit forced to me. But I say keep the autobots coming!