‘Transformers Age of Extinction’ is ‘darker’ and ‘not a kids movie’ says ‘Lost’ star Titus Welliver
Another Transformers film lands this summer and actor Titus Welliver, best known for being the Man in Black on Lost, said the following about his upcoming film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. He called the film darker and said “it’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.”
Welliver was talking with Nerdist about going from roles on The Good Wife and Argo to a big popcorn summer movie.
“I’ve now won the hard earned respect of my children because I’m in aTransformers film, and I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.” And what can fans look forward to in this installment? “It’s a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world… It’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.”
The last three Michael Bay Transformers movies were all PG-13, it’s probably safe to say Bay is contractually obligated to do the same with Age of Extinction.
Welliver’s warning is not about an R-rating, but a warning to parents about the violence and intensity- check out the full synopsis below
The new film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theaters on June 27, 2014.
Synopsis: Starring in “Transformers 4” is Jack Reynor in the starring role of a race car driver. The talented and beautiful Nicola Peltz has been cast in the female lead role of Reynor’s girlfriend. Mark Wahlberg has signed on to play Nicola’s father Flynn Vincent. Sophia Myles will play a major role as a scientist. Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Glenn Morshower reprises his role as General Morshower. Kelsey Grammer was recently cast as the lead villain named “Harold Attinger”. Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will return to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger.