Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Says Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Is Not A Reboot


Ever since we heard that there will be a 4th installment for the Michael Bay Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise, the number 1 debate was whether or not it’s a reboot. Today, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura stated that Transformers: Age Of Extinction is a continuation of the original trilogy and cannot be considered as a reboot.

During an interview with The Hollywood News, Mr. di Bonaventura stated:

“It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it’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, it’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 doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’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 could’ve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. It’s a very different dynamic than I’ve seen in a movie, I’m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way we’re doing it.’”

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  1. RedAlert Rescue has no avatar! RedAlert Rescue says

    I never thought it was a Reboot - there's never been any suggestion it was.

    The only thing that might make people think that is the absence of Sam and the slight change in appearance of Optimus and Bumblebee.

    That most if not all of the Decepticons seem to still be dead sort of gives the game away a bit too.

    Heck one of the biggest questions of this movie is aside from a truck and some cars possibly being Decepticons/Stunticons - we know precious little about the Decepticons in Movie 4 (not that I expect them to be the focus even if they are in it).

    I bet Bay wishes he'd had enough common sense to not kill all his villains off now.

  2. Kilowog's Avatar Kilowog says

    I'd mock the 9/11 comment but I guess fucking everyone in Chicago DID get slaughtered

  3. blackwidow1972's Avatar blackwidow1972 says

    Every time they give some kind of update the movie kinda sounds like it's going to suck. It's like they have no confidence in them selves ��.

  4. Wrecker217's Avatar Wrecker217 says

    How long have they been saying, "It's not a reboot, it's not a reboot!" to the press? About a year now, right? Besides, three years just to restart the whole franchise? You gotta wait at least a decade by my book to do that.

  5. The Madness's Avatar The Madness says

    LOL, its the Phantom Menace of Transformers. And I thought he was supposed to be promoting the movie.

  6. Hound89's Avatar Hound89 says

    Originally Posted by Kilowog View Post
    I'd mock the 9/11 comment but I guess fucking everyone in Chicago DID get slaughtered
    Why do you think Optimus Declared open Season on the cons?

    I thoght it was clear.

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