“Transformers” helmer Michael Bay recently spilled the beans about two sequels expected to follow-up “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.
Bay told Entertainment Weekly:
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.” “..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.”
Bay also revealed some details of the new additions expected in “Age of Extinction”, set to be released on June 27. Grimlock is the main feature for the upcoming pic, a robot that is “150 feet long from tail to nostrils, 63.5 feet tall from the ground to the top of his horns, and weigh 850 tons.” He also shared some details about the bounty hunter Lockdown, he said:
“Lockdown is an interesting character. He travels the galaxy, he works for somebody else. And he’s here for one person, one alien, and then he’s out of here,” “So he doesn’t really want to take sides.”
“Age of Extinction” will help set up future stories:
“Lockdown’s ship has a lot of meaning that can go into other movies. There’s a lot of backstory about that ship that’s not laid out here,” “You’re going to see a few things where you’re like ‘What is that? And what is that?’ And you’re going to see a couple shots like, ‘Wait a minute, who are they?’ But we don’t answer those questions.”
Why Bay pursued the Dinosaurs storyline? The site mentioned:
“As revealed on the cover of Marvel’s Transformers #8 (Sept. 1985), Grimlock was the head of a special-ops team that took camouflage as dinosaurs after they crashed landed on prehistoric Earth (Optimus Prime and the rest of their mechanical brethren remained unconscious and buried for eons after that.) In the 1984 animated TV series, the Dinobots were introduced as weapons created by the Autobots, who took inspiration from some fossils they’d discovered.”
Mark Wahlberg takes on the role as Nicola Peltz’s on-screen father Cade Yeager. The film is also supported by Jack Reynor who takes on the roles as Peltz’s boyfriend while Kelsey Grammer is onboard as the main villain.
Source: Entertainment Weekly