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The fourth Transformers movie has started production in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where principal photography on the film’s new Autobot models on the highway bordering Arizona and Utah.
Bay stated about the plot of the fourth film: “We start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. 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.”
Since production began, several stills of the new “alt forms” of the Autobots have been released on MichaelBay.com
We’ve been shown two returning Autobots, as well as two new models, the identities of which are unknown for the time being, which is understandable. They are robots in disguise after all (I just hope it’s not a disguised return of the questionably appropriate Skids and Mudflap from 2009‘s Revenge of the Fallen. Ugh.)
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing.
Wahlberg recently starred in another Michael Bay film, Pain and Gain, which was received significantly more positively than his other films in recent years.
Whether or not this is a sign that Bay is beginning to have a better eye for “good” film making is unknown (as in slim to none), but it is possible that a fresh cast, and giving the Autobots a new look, might shake things up.
Transformers 4 rolls out in theaters on June 27th, 2014.