'Transformers 4' plot details revealed
March 21st, 2013
04:04 PM ET

'Transformers 4' plot details revealed

Consider this week a "Transformers" info-dump.

Not only do we now know that the fourth installment of Michael Bay's franchise will be filmed in metro Detroit starting in the spring, but we also have plot details.

When the Michigan Film Office revealed that the "Transformers" franchise is returning to Detroit for production, it also let slip that in the new movie, the "Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet."

But - and you knew there was going to be a "but" - "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 plot description says. "The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues."

Bay has previously described the new "Transformers" film as a fresh start, noting that with a new cast he sees it as the start of a new trilogy. The movie's set to open June 27, 2014.

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    November 28, 2013 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Werrrrrrrrrrre

    off too see the wizard the wonderful wizard of oz.....

    September 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NewTV.com

    Extinction refers to the Dinobots in more than one way, but much of the script borrows from the 1986 animated move.

    Originally yes, the Dinobots were created on Earth but most of the stories now place them as very old and from Cybertron, like the Predacons.

    September 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 28, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leave the queen alone....

    and stop using her tooled comments against her–leave dino alone

    March 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nelly

    I believe the dinobots were created on Earth.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Transformers 4 --The Queen of Movies

    I'll be home for a few months and can put my entire energy on all these great movies....

    March 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I know alot of transformers directors myself...

    and it could electricute for no reason.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. loose definition

    Ahem.... details? I didnt see any details in this aricle.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. guzamanchinky

    Isn't this moronic story line dead yet?

    March 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sideboob

    I heard its going to be transformer p0rn – Meg Fox transforms into a hot broad with no weird thumbs.

    March 26, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Luke


    March 26, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      NO! not Unicron, its going to be Galvatron.... It has to be, I know they said fresh start, but stop and think, they killed Megatron in the last film, well in Cartoons from the past, when Megatron died, they used his "Parts" to create Galvatron. Trust me, it just has to be or the film would be Lame....

      March 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      Unicron made Galvatron out of his old parts...

      March 27, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      omg...f'ing debating about the xformers...where's the threads with the broads and some sideb00b pls...

      March 27, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. the cheekster

    "'Transformers 4' plot details revealed"

    The real news headline would be if someone found a plot in the first 3 movies.

    March 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. matt young

    I like the last 3 transformer movies but they did have my 2 favorite autobots from when I was a kid and I hope Michael bay puts HotRod and Prowl in the next movie

    March 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
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    crack -

    March 24, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  18. NO

    Michael Bay pretty much took a crap on the original storyline and character design. He, like George Lucas seem to confuse special effects for storyline and plot.

    So whats this story gonna be about. Well theres this big explosion and then BOOM fire and tanks and helicopters. A buncha college kids trying to find love and then BAM a giant laser.

    March 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • nhoward123


      March 24, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • 123happy

      the boys just buttoned her again - sukka

      March 24, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Really

      Why do you guys always expect literature and art in all movies, some are just pure entertainment. Let's see, here's an example of you guys. Did you see that fight last night, yeah, I didn't expect the plot twist there and there was some great forshadowing. It was great how the fighters made us think introspectively about the meaning of life and our current situation. Blah, blah, blah. Really, it's entertainment. You can't apply your standards to everything, and there are different types of movies out there if you haven't figured it out.

      March 25, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  19. Phone call is over....

    go ahead.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. spike

    Yeah lets hear it for Originality in Hollywood, NOT. Reall 4 installments of this are way more than enough, someone in hollywood must have an Original Idea somewhere.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. x toys hack...see your not that good at it...


    March 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Transformers 4 plot details revealed

    Plot: Giant robots have invaded earth, some good and some bad; each one can alter itself into a different mode of earthly, man-made transportation. The good ones befriend some humans. The robots fight each other. There are a lot of explosions, destruction of property and landmarks, and general CGI violence. Humans are imperiled, but are defended by the good robots. Good defeats bad in the end, and humanity is saved. The end.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ro&co

    sorry that was not a challenge...

    March 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Rose

    Another one. who is goinh to be the next female protagonist??? KIM KARDASHIAN becuase victoria secret model should stick with modeling

    March 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Enuff

    Nothing will be taken away–we are not afraid of each other anymore...no just let the actors be.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. transformers 4 name

    its called "transformers: rise of galvatron."

    March 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • transformers 4 name (correction)

      its called "transformers: rise of redundance."

      March 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Rock

    Redo the Unicron idea gdi

    March 22, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Alverant

      You can't trust Unicron to Bay. One's a monster that destroys all he touches and the other transforms into a planet.

      March 22, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • People can destroy all they like

      the only person who is responsible is the destroyer.....

      March 22, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  28. Danko Ramone

    There's going to be a plot to a Transformers movie? Seriously?

    March 22, 2013 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      My thoughts exactly.

      I was about to ask when they intened to reveal the plot of the first 3 transformers movies.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. jack asses

    all of you bashing on transformers are jack asses. Look at it for what it is, a complete fictional movie (as of now) and stop trying to turn it into something its not. And if Bay has done anything, he has revived the intrest in transformers for the 10s of millions of people that watched it in the 80s and have wanted to see a live version of it.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • David Williams

      Well Stated, If you read all these post around the web no movie is or was worth watching. I guess that's why they read CNN.

      March 22, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  30. Sam!

    Loved the first 2; Shia is hilarious. But I mean come on, 4 is pushing it. Actually the third one was pushing it. The fourth is just overkill lol

    March 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. MennoKnight

    Transformers 4' plot details revealed
    That is an oxymoronic statement! There is NO PLOT!

    March 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lame

    Transformers is nothing but stupid movies for children and immature adults. Waste of time and money, people. Grow up and move along.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      So what type of movies do you like? Just curious.

      March 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lame

      Something with a decent plot, developed characters played by decent actors; something that isn't based upon an old Saturday morning cartoon - a movie that isn't actually just a two hour commercial for a Hasbro toy line.

      March 22, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • David Williams

      Yet you are spending your time reading CNN.... Really your the guru on good....

      March 22, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Lame

      Likewise, David.

      March 22, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Lame's Dad

      Lame, at least David isn't being self-righteous. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. You are evaluating the movie on a different set of criteria, so it fails. For us, its just pure entertainment, big robots hitting each other. Sorry we are too simple minded and enjoy this. Judge it for what it is, for being a two hour commercial, it's pretty good.

      March 25, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. IndianaGreg

    I....I....oh, who am I kiddin'...I'll be there opening weekend.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Joseph

    Oh, good. Unicron. Because Bay hasn't ruined enough of the franchise yet.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Boo?

    the only thing i/we did was drive her out of her mind for the last 7 months...it was way too mean for no reason....

    March 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Beware

    we never know what he's going to do either...lol.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. agreed

    its gonzo.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Observer

    Oh, for the love of all that is holy, just let this die already!

    March 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Tug Romney

    Let me guess - some giant alien robots turn into cars or trucks or whatever, and vice versa. Hasn't that been the same plot for the last three movies?

    March 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Yeah, no kidding. I must have missed the third one, I think. Now, I'm not sure. lol..

      March 22, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      I stopped watching after the 2nd. Not enough turds in them.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Hey TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      How much did it cost you to have every atom of 'creativity and originality' drained from your body?

      You are a one trick pony, and that trick is stupid and boring.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |

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