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'Transformers 4': Shia LaBeouf Gets Replaced By Nicola Peltz And Brendon...

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Because his insufferability is to the point that not even a megabudget Transformers sequel can contain him, it’s been known for some time that Shia LaBeouf would not be returning for Michael Bay’s Transformers 4.   Rumor has had it that this film would feature a female protagonist (because Michael Bay’s all about progressive gender politics) with a race car-driving...

'Transformers 4' To Be Set Four Years Later, Will Still Feature Robot...

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Though it won’t see a release for another year and a half—June 27, 2014, to be exact—the news surrounding Transformers 4: Seriously, A Fourth One? has already been ramping up of late.  First came the rumor that Mark Wahlberg would star.  Then Michael Bay said he wouldn’t star.  Then Bay said, ‘sure, internet, what the hell—let’s put Wahlberg in there.’  Now Bay has...

'Transformers 4' Will Star Mark Wahlberg, Gets A New Logo

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First, there was the internet rumor that Mark Wahlberg, fresh off of Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain, would also star in Bay’s upcoming Transformers 4.  Then Bay came forward to deny the rumors, and stated that he and Wahlberg were in talks about another project.  Then Bay came out again and stated that, hey, maybe the internet was on to something with that whole ‘Mark...

'Transformers 4': The Internet Might Force Mark Wahlberg To Star

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Two weeks ago, internet chatter spit forth the rumor that Mark Wahlberg was in negotiations to star in Michael Bay’s Transformers 4.   And it sort of made sense—Wahlberg and Bay apparently shared a close working relationship during the filming of Bay’s upcoming Pain and Gain earlier this year, so why not work together again?  Well, Bay put the kibosh...

'Transformers 4': Mark Wahlberg Will Not Star, According To Michael Bay

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Yesterday, rumors kicked loose that Mark Wahlberg, who recently just completed filming Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain—a biopic about two “psychotic gym rats in Miami who get into kidnapping and murder”—would be the star of Bay’s newest insult to coherent cinema, Transformers 4.  Which would be something of a shock, as Wahlberg, while he may not be Laurence...

'Transformers 4' Looking To Have A Female Protagonist

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Hold on there just a minute, are you saying that we may see a Michael Bay movie in which its lead character is female? This possible surprise may just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of the changes we'll be seeing on his latest film Transformers 4. As long as she isn't saying "No" at least fifty times per hour then we're happy.

'Transformers 4' Will Introduce New Characters Because Hasbro Isn't Selling...

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While no one will ever accuse the Transformers franchise of being anything other than filmmaking at its most cynical—a series of films based on a 1980s toy franchise, directed by Michael Bay and slathered with incomprehensible CGI and featuring Shia Labeouf acting like a sweaty horse’s ass, all in an effort to sell toys and back tons of cash—you never actually expect to hear the...

'Transformers 4' To Be A 'Grounded' And 'Accessible' Film About Robot Cars...

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Next week, Michael Bay will begin pre-production on Transformers 4, the final Transformers film that he will be directed before handing the franchise off to someone else.  Bay recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the upcoming highly unnecessary film, discussing whether or not the film will be a reboot, how it will be at least partially set in space, with be...

Shia LaBeouf Will Not Be Returning To Ruin 'Transformers 4'

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Oh, the Transformers franchise—a series of films about walking trucks from space that punch each other amidst a sea of inflammatory racial stereotypes, scantily-clad gals who think they’re in a Carl’s Jr. ad, and Shia LaBeouf’s sweaty, manic overacting.  Well, Transformers fans, you have one less thing to worry about concerning Transformers 4—Shia LaBeouf...

Who Should Replace Gary Ross As Director Of ‘Catching Fire'?

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The loss of Gary Ross as a director of The Hunger Games sequels has been absolutely devastating for devoted fans of burgeoning franchise. As a rabid fan myself (and as a friend of many other rabid fans), I can’t even begin to tell you how crestfallen we are. Ross was truly one of us – an ardent admirer of the series who happened to also don a director’s cap. His respect...

Michael Bay Forced To Defend 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot Once...

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One week ago, we reported to you that Michael Bay will be producing a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in which the half-shelled heroes are aliens instead of mutated turtles, and aren’t actually teenagers.  Fan reaction to Twenty-Something Ninja Aliens (which doesn’t sound half bad, actually, especially compared to the bland real title,...

Jonathan Liebsman to Reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Again)

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Jonathan Liebsman, hot off the upcoming Wrath of the Titans and last year's Battle Los Angeles, has already lined up his next project. According to Variety, he'll be bringing back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, from a script by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol's...

Michael Bay Will Direct 'Transformers 4'

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Well, fans of large-scale mishmashes of the colors teal and orange that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make all in the hopes that children all over the world will force their parents to buy them tickets to see walking trucks from space punch each other while Shia Labeouf sweats a lot, your day just got better.  The rest of humanity?  Your day just became infinitely...

Michael Bay On Yet Another Transformers Sequel: 'No Comment'

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The Transformers franchise is just as successful/popular as any other modern blockbuster with the latest entry (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) having done over a billion dollars worldwide (the highest gross of the franchise). But while talking to the press on the last film, Michael Bay suggested that this was his last go-around with the cars...

Jason Statham Set To Star In Fourth And Fifth 'Transformers' Films

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Yesterday, we reported that Hasbro and Michael Bay were gunning for a fourth Transformers film.  And if that wasn’t enough bad news for one week, month, year, or decade, try this on for size: it looks like the fourth and fifth (sweet, sweet Jesus protect us) Transformers films are going to be made simultaneously.  And since...

Hasbro And Michael Bay Developing 'Transformers 4'

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ScreenCrave readers, there simply are no words… Sigh.  I’ll do my best.  Stiff upper lip, folks, we’re gonna get through this one together: Hasbro and Michael Bay are developing Transformers 4.  God help us all, they’re developing Transformers 4!

Weekend Box Office: Transformers 3 Dominates Box Office and Breaks Records

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The kingpin of blockbusters debuted last week to ridiculous numbers. Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon now has the highest opening weekend of 2011, a title that previously belonged to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. But despite the big numbers, the latest installment didn't do as well as 2009's...