Shocker! Transformers 4 Already in Discussion
Posted 10.17.11 by Ryan
In what should be a surprise to no one, a potential Transformers 4 is already in discussion. The previous installment, this summer's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, took in over $1 billion worldwide, which certainly implies that interest is not waning in the Transformers franchise.
THR reports that Hasbro CEO and Transformers producer Brian Goldner has revealed that the toy company behind the Transformers franchise is in talks with director Michael Bay, producer Steven Spielberg, and Paramount Pictures about a fourth Transformers adaptation. Goldner says he hopes to have more to announce later in the year.
Clearly in the early stages, it's unclear if they'll be able to convince franchise star Shia LaBeouf to sign on again. LaBeouf has already revealed that he does not want to return, while Bay has admitted that he will work "next" on the low-budget, dark comedy Pain & Gain, though it's quite possible that the studio will wait for Bay's schedule to open up. We tend to agree with Transformers actor Tyrese Gibson, who said in September that he thinks both Bay and LaBeouf will return.
As for what Transformers 4 will be about, no details are known, though it's assumed that the Autobots and Decepticons will again fight one another in a way that will jeopardize humanity. Producers did hint in July that "a second trilogy" is possible, which is no surprise, but isn't any indication of storyline.