Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed the 2014 release date for Transformers 4 and revealed Bay will return to direct some sort of ”reboot.” Bonaventura is probably throwing around the word “reboot” because it’s the trendy thing to do in Hollywood these days. I don’t believe replacing the cast is grounds for a reboot considering there is an entire world of people that can be affected by the destruction of the Transformers. Sending the franchise into a different direction is probably the right thing to do now considering Shia LaBeouf could not possibly escape another Transformers war without being considered some sort of superhero. Here is what Bonaventura told MTV . . .
Michael’s going to direct it and it will be in the summer of 2014. He’s a cool customer, he’s excited and I think the challenge there is that we are really are going to do a reboot and what that’s going to be we don’t even know yet.
He also responded to the rumors about Jason Statham’s involvement:
No, it’s so silly. We’ve got to get a story first.
He went on to say,
It’s a hybrid. I’m not involved with Spider-Man, but what I perceive Spider-Man to be is a redoing of the whole thing. It’s [Transformers] not. It’s an evolution, there’s still continuity that’s going on and yet there will be a lot of new cast and whether there will be anyone from the old cast we don’t even know yet. It’s going to be a whole new story. The characters who will come along will be Optimus and Bumblebee I’m sure.
Source : MTV