Paramount has announced that they’ll be making a fourth Transformers movie, with a tentative release date of 2014. So… how does that make you guys feel? Good? When you saw the first one, were you like, “This is great, but I wish there were three more!”? Probably. Man, Paramount knows you guys so well. You should change the lock on your diary.
Earlier today, at a Hasbro event for Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a chance to talk with producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura about the prospects of doing another “Transformers” movie.
“We’ll be there in the summer of 2014,” he confirmed, as well as addressing (albeit vaguely) whether Michael Bay will be returning as director or not. “Michael had a debate because he sort of felt at first that he’d done three. Michael and I are both the same in that we always like to top ourselves. That doesn’t necessarily mean bigger. It can be bigger in places, it just means different, but we’re going to push really hard as fresh and new as we can be.”
He compares doing a fourth “Transformers” movie to what they’re doing with the “G.I. Joe” sequel by having a few characters return as well as telling a story that does follow-up from a plot set-up in its predecessor without necessarily fully “rebooting.” “Again, we’re going to try to do a hybrid there where there will be some characters that come forward–we think, we’re still in the process of figuring it out–and some characters that don’t, but it will definitely be a different story.”
Ooh, ooh! Could the minstrel bots from the second movie come back to save the Decepticon Rec Center (Wreck Center?) with a step dance? They should totes do that.
Di Bonaventura also mentioned a couple other projects, just in case you weren’t convinced that he’s the devil incarnate yet.
We have also learned that Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg will start shooting Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain in Miami in April. That film is based on the true story of a group of bodybuilders who get caught up in a criminal enterprise in Florida.
Sweet mother of God. Michael Bay shooting The Rock and Marky Mark in a bodybuilding movie? This is going to be the most homoerotic film ever made. There’s going be so many oiled-up sweaty buff dudes grunting, it’s going to make the locker room scene in Top Gun look like The Hours.
They’re still working on the script for a planned sequel to [Bonaventura's] other hit action movie Salt, although they’ll also have to wait until Angelina Jolie is ready to do that movie. “I would not want to see ‘Salt’ without Angelina personally,” he told us. “I haven’t seen the ‘Bourne’ trailer but everyone tells me they’ve figured out how to make that transition really well.” [ComingSoon]
Did anyone want to see Salt with Angelina Jolie? It was a lame spy plot about a girl who runs like a spaz. The only part of this entire story that didn’t make me want to kill myself was that I got to re-post Burnsy’s Photoshop of Michael Bay’s bedroom. They should do an origin story about Bonaventura, because I am kind of curious about how a guy gets to thinking things like a movie adaptation of Asteroids are a good idea. This guy must’ve been raped by a Rubik’s cube at tuba camp or something.