Report: Michael Bay to Direct Transformers 4

Transformers 4 to be released as reboot

Mark your calendar Transformers fans.

It’s being reported that Michael Bay will be returning to direct Transformers 4, so get ready for some more high-paced roboty violence.

And, why not? The last film in the franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide in 2011, the highest grossing film from the Transformers franchise.

“Michael’s going to direct, and it’ll be in the summer of 2014. We’ll be releasing then,” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told MTV News, who confirmed that the heavy-metal battle between decepticons and autobots will continue on the big screen.

But there’s a catch.

According to the producer, the the fourth installment will be a reboot, throwing out a little curveball to Transformers fans.

“I think the challenge there is that we are really going to do a reboot and what that’s going to be, we don’t even know yet,” he told MTV News.

The news may have some fans a little worried, thinking, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” The report brings up a whole host of questions. Will Shia LaBeouf be back? What about John Turturro? Or is this a whole new cast?

Bonaventura did explain that there will be some “continuity” adding, “Whether there’s anybody from the first cast, we don’t even know yet. The trust is it’s going to be a whole new story. The characters that would certainly come along are Optimus and Bumblebee, I’m sure.”

Fans have already seen some change in the Transformers franchise when Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan Fox in Dark of the Moon.