Transformers 4 will reportedly take place four years after the events of Dark of the Moon, according to Cinema Blend.
Director Michael Bay recently discussed the forthcoming film with the folks at TMZ. He revealed that the storyline for Transformers 4 will take place after the assault on Chicago which took place in the third installment of the series.
“The movie’s going to continue four years from the attack on Chicago, which was in the last movie,” Bay explained. “It’s going to have the same lineage, but it’s going in a full new direction. It actually feels very natural how it’s going in that direction.”
Just recently, the filmmaker announced that Contraband star Mark Wahlberg would appear in the next entry in the series. His confirmation came just days after he shot down a rumor that Wahlberg would figure prominently into the movie.
“Mark is awesome,” Bay wrote on his official website. “We had a blast working on ‘Pain & Gain’ and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the ‘Transformers’ legacy.”
Days prior to the announcement that Wahlberg would have a role in Transformers 4, Bay sung the actor’s praises on his site. The pair worked together on the director’s upcoming kidnapping flick Pain & Gain. Bay seemed particularly excited to work with Mark once again.
“I had such a great time working with Mark on ‘Pain and Gain,’ and he gave such a great performance — well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on ‘T4.’ Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer — so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter,” Bay explained.
Beyond these details, very little is known about Transformers 4. The film is presently scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 27, 2014.