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New "Transformers" trilogy confirmed

Writer: Elaine Ewe


Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" will set up a new trilogy.

15 Apr – Rumours that "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" is actually the first instalment in a new "Transformers" trilogy were recently confirmed by director Michael Bay.

Bay told Entertainment Weekly that "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" would be a reboot of sorts for the franchise.

"It's kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. I'm not necessarily sure that I'm doing the others, but that's what it's meant for."

"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" is set a few years after "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon". Humanity, sick of the destruction caused by the various robot battles, have essentially outlawed Transformers, prompting Optimus Prime and the rest to either leave or go into hiding, until the government attempts to reverse engineer their own take on Cyberton's technology.

It remains to be seen how big and what role the Dinobots would be playing in the upcoming film, as Bay refused to give out details.

"I like to keep things very much in the dark. But yes, you'll understand why they're there when you see the movie. If you think I'm supposed to give away a lot of story points? No way! Keep it secret."


"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" comes to cinemas 26 June 2014.

Bay, however, did reveal details about Lockdown, the main villain: "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. 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."

It also remains to be seen if new cast members Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor would return for future instalments in the new trilogy.


Cinema Online, 15 April 2014

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