When Transformers 4 was first announced I was hoping we would get something different from what we've already seen. Director Michael Bay has brought in a whole new cast, has said that he'll be bringing in some more new robots, and also said that the movie would be very different than the previous films. Bay has now confirmed that the movie will not only be different, but that everything will be completely redesigned regardless of the film being a sequel. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview with Forbes,
We’re going to start off smaller. There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast.
Mark is really excited about it and it’s a great redesign. I said that 3 [which grossed $1.1 billion] was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do Pain & Gain and the Transformers ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming.
When asked about the film possibly being a reboot he explained,
No, that’s wrong. We keep the Transformers the way they were, it’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.
So in case you were wondering, yes, even the Transformers designs are getting an overhaul, which is really cool. I'm actually a little more excited about this movie knowing everything is going to have a new look and feel. As of right now the movie stars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. It's set to hit theaters June 27th, 2014. What do you think about the franchise getting redesigned?