It’s no secret that the latter twoÂ Transformers sequels were considered misfires, critically speaking, after the first film managed to launch a franchise and create some goodwill for what had initially sounded like a silly idea. WithÂ Transformers: Age of Extinction, director Michael Bay and the film’s producers are looking to essentially reboot-within-a-sequel. Well-known producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, sat down with The Hollywood News to discuss how they’ll be approaching the film.
Keep an eye out for a whopper of a comparison to 9/11 since, in a disturbing trend for Hollywood blockbusters (*COUGH*Â Man of SteelÂ *COUGH*), they pretty much leveled a city…for our enjoyment.
Here’s Di Bonaventura, in his own words:
“Itâ€™s definitely not a reboot. Itâ€™s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level itâ€™s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, itâ€™s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.
That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesnâ€™t know anything about the other humans, itâ€™s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet youâ€™re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that.
We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably couldâ€™ve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. Itâ€™s a very different dynamic than Iâ€™ve seen in a movie, Iâ€™m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way weâ€™re doing it.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction will arrive in theaters on June 27.
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