Transformers is hitting theaters soon with new star Mark Wahlberg, but is it true that this rebooted film could spawn a whole new Transformers trilogy? It appears that a overhaul of the series was director Michael Bay’s plan all along. Now that Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are no longer part of the series, Bay reimagined a whole new trilogy with Wahlberg in mind.
In addition to Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: Age of Extinction has a brand new cast including Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, along with old stars like Optimus Prime. As far as the trilogy goes the new film will indeed start a whole new Transformers series for two more additional films. These future films will bring the new Transformers series all the way up to 2017.
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one. Yeah, it’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
In addition to Optimus Prime, Michael Bay has decided to include other beloved Transformer characters such as Grimlock and Dinobots. The two were prominent on the Transformers television show and the comic book series. It’s not yet known whether or not their origin story will be the same as it was in the TV series. Michael Bay was coy about the specific details concerning those two characters:
“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.”
Although Bay was quiet about specific characters, he did reveal the tech that was involved in making the new Transformers film. The film features a completely digital Grimlock who stands at 63.5 feet tall and weights 850 tons. Sounds pretty impressive to us.
The new plot for Transformers: Age of Extinction is as follows:
“An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them.”
Access Hollywood caught up with the new star of Transformers Mark Wahlberg, and here’s what he had to say about Michael Bay’s new creation:
“I think it’s very different and fresh and people are going to really enjoy it. I had a blast making it,” he said. “And you’re going to see things in this particular movie that you haven’t seen in the other movies.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2014.
[Image Credit: Paramount Pictures]