Transformers 4 is a 'step away' from past movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2013
Jack Reynor

Jack Reynor

'Transformers 4' will be a "step away" from the previous movies in the franchise and take the series in a new direction, according to actor Jack Reynor

'Transformers 4' is a "definitive step away" from the previous trilogy.

Up-and-coming Irish actor Jack Reynor - who will have a starring role in Michael Bay's forthcoming blockbuster - revealed that the next installment in the alien robot franchise will take the movie series in a new direction.

Discussing his initial meetings with the director, he told The Hollywood Reporter: "All I knew was basically, Michael was going to make 'Transformers 4' and we were going to chat about me being in it. We didn't chat about making a fourth or any of the motives behind it. But personally, I think there's a lot more to be done with it.

"There's a whole new direction to take it in, and a lot more to explore in that universe, and I think we're going to make a definitive step away from the previous movies, and this is going to be a lot of fun and I'm incredibly excited."

Reynor will join a brand new cast led by 'Ted' star Mark Wahlberg and 'Bates Motel' actress Nicola Peltz as his daughter, but the movie won't be a complete reboot, the film's director insists.

Bay recently said: "It's a totally different story. It's with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter.

"It's the same world. You have the three movies, but there's a reason why there's a new cast. And it's explained very clearly when you see it, and it's going to feel natural. So it's not like we're starting over or anything like that."

Transformers: Age of Extinction

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 45min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci
  • UK release: 10 July 2014

More explosions and metal-on-metal battling from Michael Bay.

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